Chicago has been going through a massive rebuild over the years. Lately it's been mainly a big realignment of runways going from a pinwheel type shape to an all east-west configuration. There's also an expansion of the people mover to a new rental car facility and it will also be a direct connection to the O'Hare Transfer Metra stop.
I've been curious as to when terminal renovations would come about and finally, it looks like they've come up with a plan. From the drawings it looks like they will expand onto the western complex which is empty now. But they still don't have road access over there. One problem is the busy rail line. But take a look:
O'Hare gate deal takes off—nine more now, likely dozens soon afterThe Emanuel administration and major air carriers have reached agreement on a significant expansion of O'Hare International Airport's passenger terminals, with nine gates to be added by 2019 and potentially dozens more in a brand new terminal a few years later.
The deal, to be announced tomorrow by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and airline CEOs, should give O'Hare enough room to meet growing demand for "30 to 40 years," according to Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans.
Edited by saxman, 18 July 2016 - 12:05 PM.