HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $275 million border wall contract for construction in South Texas.

Construction is set to begin in January, at the start of President Donald Trump’s second term if he is re-elected.

Caddell Construction Company, based in Montgomery, Alabama, won the contract to build 14 miles of barriers in and around Laredo, Texas, a city of 260,000 people on the Rio Grande.

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