Construction crews in Eagle Pass, Texas, started building a brand new, historic floating border barrier near the area on Monday. The ultimate goal of the new project is to provide a strong deterrent for individuals contemplating crossing the border illegally in high-traffic areas along the Rio Grande. This is largely due to the fact that so many immigrants have died attempting to cross the river, making it a serious safety hazard to those trying to gain access to the United States.

According to a report from the folks at Breitbart News, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lt. Chris Olivarez posted a tweet containing several videos showing the construction crews starting on the installation of a series of buoys.

The buoys are being put in place on the order of Republican Gov.

Greg Abbott, and the Texas Legislature approved the funding for the project.Along with the influx of thousands upon thousands of migrants crossing the area, Olivarez stated that these new barriers will also help save the lives of many individuals attempting to cross the dangerous river to reach American soil.