O'Hare Remodernization Facility
The O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) is one of the largest construction projects in the country at one of the world's busiest airports, and is managed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).

The OMP is transforming O'Hare International Airport's airfield from an outdated system of intersecting runways into a modern parallel runway configuration to reduce flight delays and increase capacity well into the future.

When the OMP is complete, O'Hare will have eight runways: six east-west parallel runways and two crosswind runways.

Three major OMP projects have already been completed. In 2008, the OMP opened a 3,000-foot extension to O'Hare's busiest runway – Runway 10L/28R, a 7,500-foot long runway – Runway 9L/27R and a new air traffic control tower. All three projects opened on or ahead of schedule, and nearly $40 million under budget. The completed OMP runway projects have had a considerable and positive impact on operations at O'Hare and the U.S. aviation system.

A third runway project, Runway 10C/28C, is under construction and nearing completion. It will be an Airplane Design Group VI capable runway, built to accommodate new aircraft, such as the Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A-380. Runway 10C/28C is scheduled to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2013 and will further reduce delays at the airport.