U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $14 million contract for the design and construction of a new U.S. Border Patrol station in Detroit.
The Corps' Detroit District announced Thursday that Turner Construction Co. will handle the project. Work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2015.
The Corps says the 45,000-square-foot facility will be designed to accommodate about 100 agents, a kennel, a fitness area, holding facilities, processing areas and storage space. It also will include a helipad, communications tower and security fencing.
The Detroit station is responsible for 70 miles of border with Canada, stretching along the Detroit River and across Lake St. Clair. The Corps says the current facility used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol agents is outdated and undersized.