Ground Broken On New Hermosillo Consulate

Published: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:19pm
Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ
This photo shows the rendering of the new U.S. consulate building in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Work has begun on a new U.S. Consulate building in Hermosillo, Mexico. The massive compound on roughly seven acres in the Sonoran capital is expected to be finished by 2022.

“Our current building has been through various modifications with the objective to provide better customer service, and provide the best experience for our visitors,” said Consul Elia Tello at a Monday dedication ceremony. “Just as our bilateral relationship has grown and diversified, so too must our consulate.”

Alabama-based contractor B.L. Harbert won a $154 million contract for the project in October. They won a roughly $130 million contract for the Nogales, Sonora, consulate the month before.

The Hermosillo consulate issued over 70,000 visas in fiscal 2018, according to federal data.

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