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Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) – Chicago, IL

Updated June 3, 2011

ORD Airport Construction

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.

The OMP is transforming O’Hare International Airport’s airfield from a 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 will be east-west parallel runways and two crosswind runways.

New Airfield "Hot Spot" #12

On June 30, 2011, Taxiways V and KK will be permanently closed and the north half of the Northeast Cargo Ramp will be demolished to accommodate construction of the OMP.

  • Aircraft access to/from the reduced ramp will only be via Taxiways LL, MM and H3, increasing runway crossings on Runways 9R-27L and 14L-32R.
  • The reduced ramp will become a joint use operation of Cargo and General Aviation.
  • New Hot Spot #12 has been identified. Numerous runway crossings on Runway 27L at Taxiways H3 and MM, and Runway 32R – limited northeast ramp access.
  • Taxi procedures for aircraft using the reduced ramp may be different than in the past. Pilots are urged to be alert.
  • Review the Hot Spot #12 Map (408 KB, PDF)

Northeast Cargo/GA Ramp Detail

On June 30, 2011, the north half of the Northeast Cargo Ramp will be demolished to accommodate construction of the OMP.

  • The reduced ramp will become a joint use operation of Cargo and General Aviation.
  • Ramp Line LL1 is for all inbound aircraft and Line LL2 is outbound aircraft. All outbound aircraft must stop at Hold Line and contact Ground Metering frequency 121.675.
  • Review the Temporary Northeast Cargo/GA Ramp Map (341 KB, PDF)
For additional information contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at (202) 783-9451 or [email protected].