O’Hare Modernization Program, O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare Modernization Program, O’Hare International Airport
February 22, 2024 Quigg Engineering Inc.
O'Hare Modernization Program

The O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) was a 16-year, $6 billion investment that transformed the airfield into a modern configuration, reducing delays and paving the way for future terminal redevelopment. The program focused on reconfiguring the antiquated runway system into a series of parallel (east-west) runways to increase runway capacity at one of the world’s busiest airports. The construction consisted of building four new runways, extending two existing runways, building two new airport traffic control towers, and relocating numerous facilities at O’Hare International Airport. Our team has played a vital role in developing the airfield layout plan, runway configurations, and terminal expansion strategies. We continue to provide ongoing consultancy services, supporting the successful execution of this significant infrastructure project.

Client: O’Hare International Airport

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Construction Cost: $6 Billion

O’Hare International Airport Facts:
8 Operating Runways (The most of any commercial airport in the U.S.)
Length of Runway 9C-27C: 11,245 Feet (The second longest runway at O’Hare)
Delays have been reduced by 61% (Comparing the data range of 2003-2008 to 2009-2019)
2,700 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs