Officials are thrilled the $87.3 million Woodrow Wilson Middle School project at 1 Wilderman’s Way is on schedule and under budget. About 140 workers from a variety of trades are doing work concurrently — in sections labeled A, B and C. That meant work needed to proceed at a rapid pace, Nocera said. “It’s an avalanche of stuff. Sometimes it’s like a blizzard coming at you.” The steel came from New York-based Schenectady Steel, where production was deemed nonessential by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said Nocera, co-chairman of the Middle School Building Project committee, along with Councilwoman Jeanette Blackwell. In mid-April, the city implored Connecticut leaders that leaving one-third of the steel standing indefinitely could present a safety hazard. The project eventually was allowed to continue.