Even with Superstorm Sandy visiting the area last week, Williamsport Area School District's middle school construction project remains on schedule, according to an update given at Tuesday's board meeting.
Jeff Angstadt, Foreman Program and Construction project manager, told the board that despite some "hiccups" over the past month, the project still is on track to have the building enclosed by the end of the year. He added there is a possibility that one section wouldn't be completely enclosed by then but would have cover from the elements.
He said the project is about 40-percent completed. It also is on budget, Angstadt said.
"Everything's moving right along," he said.
Board member David Stone Jr. asked Angstadt how last week's storm, which saw some of the area lose power, affected work on the school.
Angstadt explained that besides mud, there weren't any problems.
"There's quite a bit of mud ... but overall the site held up pretty well," he told the board.
Block for a retaining wall behind the building is set to be laid today. Workers already have dug out the site in preparation for the block, Angstadt said.
He added that completing the retaining wall will not be a short process and it may last until spring.
"That's going to be a long process," he said.