Tighter Budgets Delay Projects At SW Ohio Air Base


UPDATED: Wednesday August 21, 2013 3:34 PM

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio says budget tightening has postponed millions of dollars in infrastructure projects at the base this year.

The Dayton Daily News reports the delayed projects at Wright-Patterson include installing miles of water lines in different areas and replacing heating and ventilation equipment at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Spokesman William Hancock tells the newspaper the projects aren't being undertaken in the current fiscal year but haven't been canceled. The next fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

Hancock says projects have been put on the backburner for future years as budget cuts leave some requirements unfunded.

About 10,000 Wright-Patterson civil service workers had six unpaid days off this summer because of automatic federal budget cuts.

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