CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors on Monday heard an update regarding the new Clinton County Law Center project.

A recent stretch of good weather has allowed crews to make respectable progress on the construction of the facility, which is currently receiving masonry work as the outer walls of the future law center are erected.

According to county Building Maintenance Manager Corey Johnson, underground work, such as electrical aspects, are continuing as well, with “things moving along well.” Johnson said the masonry and underground work will be completed “before we see more.”

The coming months, according to Project Manager Curt Schleicher of the Samuels Group, will see roofing construction begin, with the actual final project slated roughly for a Jan. 31, 2019 completion date. Once construction is complete, the process of moving staff and law center inmates into the new facility can begin.

Clinton County Supervisor Tom Determann estimated that process may take anywhere from 60 to 90 days.

As part of the overall project, the Supervisors approved another payment to the Samuels Group for $930,761.65. Voters in Clinton County in May 2016 gave the project the green light, approving a bond not to exceed $22 million.

Though the project has appeared to go approximately $2.1 million over budget in recent months, officials have been in the process of finding ways to remain in budget using various cost-saving opportunities.

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