COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado has announced it will close its cadet chapel for extensive renovations beginning in September.
KOAA-TV reports the military academy says Sept. 3 is the final day scheduled for visits prior to the chapel's three-year closure.
Officials at the academy near Colorado Springs say a $158 million restoration and preservation project is scheduled to begin Nov. 1.
Officials say work crews are expected to remove furniture and conduct other preparation work between Sept. 3 and Nov. 1.
The chapel was originally scheduled to close in June, but the project was delayed.
The chapel is registered as a national historic landmark.
Information from: KOAA-TV, http://www.koaa.com