Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado to close in September

U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado announces closure of cadet chapel for extensive repairs beginning in September

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.

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Information from: KOAA-TV, http://www.koaa.com