Border fences

Officials say more on the way, hear concerns from public

By Jonathon Shacat
Wick News Service

SIERRA VISTA — About 100 miles of fencing have been built already in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border, and an additional 90 miles will be constructed in the state, a federal official announced Tuesday.

A public open house on the construction of tactical infrastructure, such as fencing and roads, along the border in the region was held at the Windmere Hotel and Conference Center in Sierra Vista.

More than 50 people were in attendance, including representatives of U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, environmental consultants, contractors and the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Border Initiative, as well as members of the public.

“We are here this evening in a listening mode,