April 22, 2024

Illinois, Chicago elected officials gather for groundbreaking of O'Hare Terminal 3 improvements

Source: ABC7


Last year, it was announced O'Hare is receiving a $50 million grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

It's part of a $300 million Terminal 3 improvement project.

Upgrades include easier ways to check bags and get through security, more concessions and expanding access for people with disabilities.

"Today marks a significant step forward in redefining the travel experience at O'Hare International Airport through the ElevateT3 project," Johnson said. "This transformative initiative not only boosts our infrastructure but also strengthens Chicago's position as a global aviation leader, thanks to substantial support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law."

The project is expected to last for just over three years, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2027, the mayor's office said in a news release.

Construction will take a phased approach to allow continuous operations throughout Terminal 3 during construction, the release said.

By:  ABC7 Chicago Digital Team