Air Force Academy Chapel Renovation Halted After Funds Moved

In this April 12, 2017, photo, light shines through the stained glass at the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy outside Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
In this April 12, 2017, photo, light shines through the stained glass at the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy outside Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- A renovation of the Air Force Academy chapel has been canceled after funds were transferred to a Florida base.

The Gazette reports the plans were indefinitely postponed after $68 million for the project was re-allocated for hurricane damage repair at Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.

Officials at the academy about 57 miles south of Denver say they planned to close the chapel for work beginning Jan. 1 but delayed repairs in December. The newspaper reports the extensive work to repair leaks in the chapel was the most prominent of 61 projects that have been canceled due to budget changes.

Air Force officials say repairs to Tyndall will cost more than $3 billion after Hurricane Michael damaged all 1,200 of its buildings in October.

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