Site Development Civil Engineering

Cetis’ Hill Pedestrian Border Fence | Tecate, CA

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Civil Engineering

Providing Safer Working Conditions for U.S. Border Patrol

Psomas provided civil engineering services for this design-build project involving an 18-foot high pedestrian border fence along the U.S. and Mexican borders. The project is located east of the city of Tecate, CA.

This project fills in a gap in the existing fence and over two steep hills (i.e., Cetis’ Hill), whose grades are in excess of over 30%. The construction of the fence required the design of a construction access over the steep terrain and provisions for the handling of drainage. Construction access points were vital to construction activities, as well as well-planned vertical designs to minimize the excessive handling of earthwork.

Psomas also designed the panel layout with the changing grades.