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Last year, the polar vortex delayed many construction projects in our region. Equipment broke down, crews couldn’t work, and many materials had shipping problems, but this year the construction outlook is warming up.

Public works construction fell 9 percent this year.  That’s according to Dodge Data and Analytics, a research firm for the construction industry.  However, they predict a 5 percent jump in construction for 2015, with expectations that highway and bridge construction should stabilize. 

Plan for a fourth building at the Air Force Museum.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Construction on a new building at the  National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton will force temporary closure of the museum's Missile and Space Gallery.

The museum says the gallery will be closed for about five months beginning Dec. 8.

Some exterior wall panels of the gallery are being removed to form new entrances for the new building.

The museum's fourth building is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2016. It will be the new home of the museum's presidential aircraft, research and development, space and global reach exhibits.

Ohio counties now have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties after the attorney general’s office extended a deadline to use up demolition grant funds.

Joseph Lee Novak

Ohiohas launched its $1.8 billion road construction season for 2012 involving about 800 projects to preserve existing roadways and bridges.

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray announced the plans Tuesday, noting $1.6 billion more is needed for additional phases of 35 major new expansion projects.

The department says the 800 projects include resurfacing 3,700 miles of interstate and state routes and repairs or upgrades to several bridges, culverts, guardrails, interchanges and hillsides.