Heavy machinery works on Sunday, Oct. 11 on an ongoing project to level a mountainside in the Coronado National Forest in preparation for construction of a segment of the Trump Administration’s border wall through western Santa Cruz County. The worksite seen here is just northwest of Border Monument 127, which marks the point at which the U.S.-Mexico border changes trajectory from an east-west orientation and angles northwest toward Yuma.

A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previously told the NI that the mountainside seen here is being leveled by contractor Fisher Sand and Gravel to serve as a staging area for the upcoming wall construction, which is set to begin in late October or early November. Photos by Jonathan Clark.

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