O'Hare International Airport Modernization

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• Scope of work:
○ Electrical Design & installation
○ Civil Site work Design & Installation
• Challenges Faced:
○ Expansive Coordination
• Area (Square Footage):
○ Unknown
• Type of Project:
○ International Airport


The OMP transformed O’Hare from an intersecting system of runways to a more efficient system of parallel runways, thus increasing the airport’s capacity, reducing delays and meeting the anticipated demand well into the future.

This project included many different types of construction, including 3.5 million cubic yards of earthwork, a 218-foot air traffic control tower, runway/taxiway paving, Federal Aviation Administration navigational devices, security fencing and sally port gates.

The O’Hare Modernization Program was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in September 2005. According to the Chicago Department of Aviation, the plan includes replacing the intersecting runways with parallel runways to increase capacity, reduce delays, and meet future demands. The estimated $8 billion project is the nation’s largest airport construction project. The plan to modernize the airfield at O’Hare International Airport has resulted in changes to the runways affecting the air traffic over and around the Village of Niles. Accordingly, the following information and resources are available for Village residents who would like to stay informed, express concerns and participate in the process.