Santa Ana, Calif. (PRWEB) January 7, 2009
Sukut Construction, Inc. has broken ground to protect U.S. borders and prevent the mass entry of illegal immigrants. The project will cost $11.2 million, calling for construction of 5.2 miles of border fence and an adjacent access road to make the route safe for heavy equipment. Sukut has been subcontracted by Granite Construction for the site development and road construction.
The section of border fence will be constructed at the Otay Mesa illegal border crossing in the rugged foothills above the Tijuana River. The site is south of the city of Dulzura and eight miles from the nearest major road, Highway 94. The remoteness of the location and the steep, rocky terrain make this a popular illegal border crossing, contributing to the complexity of the job.
Sukut will begin by widening 2.5 miles of existing dirt road used by the U.S. Border Patrol, constructing a 32-foot-wide and 5.2-mile border fence access road. The location's steep grade will require switchback roadway with a maximum grade of 15 percent at the steepest points.
"Carving roads through rocky terrain is what our company excels in," said Michael Ortiz, President, Sukut Equipment, Inc.
Sukut will use extensive drilling and blasting to clear 530,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt in the foothills and to prevent any rock slides across the Mexican border just three feet away will employ geo-grid slope stabilization.
Sukut Construction, Inc. is California's largest mass excavation and grading contractor, moving 150 million cubic yards of earth per year. Founded almost 40 years ago and headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Riverside and Oceanside, California, the company is nationally recognized for its work on residential, commercial, industrial and retail development mass grading; public works; flood and storm water pipe and structures; highway, roads and infrastructure construction; golf courses and resorts; landfill construction and environmental cleanups; and emergency landslide repair and stabilization.
Information is available on the company's website at http://www.sukut.com or by calling Sukut headquarters at (888)-SUKUT01 or (888) 785-8801.