b'Historic OHare Airfield52 ORD RUNWAYS Reconfiguration Reaches Finale BY JODI RICHARDSFACTS&FIGURES Project: Airfield ReconfigurationLocation: OHare International AirportOwner: City of ChicagoOperator: Chicago Dept. of AviationProject Name: OHare Modernization ProgramCost: $8 billion ($6 billion on runways, taxiways and enabling projects)Program Manager: AECOM This is a major milestone for theThe epic project was fully realized Construction Manager: WSP USA national aviation system.by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Final Component: Extension to Runway 9R-27L Robert Hoxie, chief developmentCommissioner of Aviation Jamie L. Rhee Cost: $334 millionofficer for the Chicago Department ofin December 2021, when the Chicago Construction: Oct. 2019-Dec. 2021 Aviation, doesntDepartment of Aviation opened the final mince words aboutpiece of the program: the rehabilitation and Lead Design Prime: Chicago Aviation Runwayextension of Runway 9R-27L. Designers Joint Venture the importance JV Lead, Project Management, Civilof completing theThe 16-year continuous development Design: RS&H OHare Modernizationprogram encompassed the construction of Structural & Utility Design: Rubinos & MesiaProgram. Since it wasfour new runways, extensions to two existing Engineers first announced inrunways, construction of two new airport Drainage Design & Permitting: Environmental2001, the $8 billionROBERT HOXIE traffic control towers and the relocation of Design Intl program has beennumerous facilities. It reconfigures the ORD Grading & Pavement Design: Atkins steadily transforming the airfield at OHarerunway system into a series of six parallel International Airport (ORD) to improve safety(east-west) runways, three on the north Electrical Design: Kimley Horn and efficiency and reduce delays that wereairfield and three on the south, removing Geotechnical Services: GeoServices known to cause ripples throughout thetakeoff and landing dependencies typically Construction Contractor Prime: Walsh Group,National Airspace System.associated with intersecting runways. FH Paschen January | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'