OHare International Airport Modernization Program

The $8 billion O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) is reconfiguring the airfield at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reduce delays and increase capacity to meet future aviation needs at one of the nation’s busiest airports.


  • Chicago, Illinois, USA


  • City of Chicago Department of Aviation

Project Status

  • Ongoing


  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, 2014 Honor Award
  • Construction Management Association of America, 2016 Project of the Year
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, 2015 Project of the Year Award

Key Numbers

New Air Traffic Control Towers
2 2
New Runways
4 4
Reconstructed Runways
1 1
I remember looking at O’Hare back in June 2005 when we first started, thinking that it was already a huge airport. But now to see how the program transformed O’Hare, and how much the airport has grown with three new runways, is simply amazing.
Thomas Lyon Construction Manager, WSP