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Chicago O’Hare is breaking ground on a $300 million Terminal 3 development project

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has begun work on a $300 million redevelopment project Terminal 3 location, including the creation of more than 1,000 square feet of concessions and amenity space.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson broke ground on the IncreaseT3 project, which is part of the airport, which is part of the wider O’Hare 21 program that aims to “transform the country’s best-connected airport into an efficient and accessible international gateway for the 21st century”.

In addition to upgrading the concession offering, the development will reconfigure security, screening and access at the airport to improve the passenger journey and experience.

Mayor Johnson said, “This transformative initiative not only strengthens our infrastructure, but also strengthens Chicago’s position as a global aviation leader.”

Part of the $300 million budget has been secured through President Joe Biden‘s bipartisan infrastructure bill, with grants of $50 million and $40 million secured over the past two years.

“With today’s official groundbreaking, we embark on a journey to improve the efficiency, safety and accessibility of one of the busiest airports in the world,” he added. US Senator Dick Durbin.

The project is expected to be completed in summer 2027 and the terminal is expected to remain operational throughout the period.

“Chicago is an important hub in our global network and we are pleased to make a new investment in the future of O’Hare Airport – especially in Terminal 3, where American and our oneworld alliance partners operate hundreds of daily flights worldwide,” he explained. American Airlines Executive Vice President Nate Gatten. “These improvements will contribute to more efficient operations and an improved travel experience for our customers.”