Across U.S. 11 from Hagerstown Regional Airport, dump trucks and digging equipment are a common sight.
The land, surrounded by farmland, is being prepared for a longer runway that will extend over U.S. 11.
So far, the county-owned airport has spent $3.3 million on the $60.2 million project that began after the airport broke ground in April, Budget and Finance Director Debra Bastian said.
A big chunk of the project's first phase includes transporting 1.5 million to 2 million cubic yards of dirt from the county's Forty West Landfill to the airport to be used as filler around one end of the runway.
As of this week, more than 200,000 cubic yards of dirt have been moved.
"The bottom line is the overall project is on schedule ... if not a day or two ahead," Airport Manager Carolyn Motz told the County Commissioners on Tuesday.