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O’Hare Modernization Program

The O’Hare Modernization Program was approved by the the Federal Aviation Administration in September 2005. According to the Chicago Department of Aviation, the plan includes replacing the intersecting runways with parallel runways to increase capacity, reduce delays, and meet future demands. The estimated $8 billion project is the nation’s largest airport construction project. The plan to modernize the airfield at O’Hare International Airport has resulted in changes to the runways affecting the air traffic over and around the Village of Lincolnwood. Accordingly, the following information and resources are available for Village residents.

Completed Projects
September 2008: Runway 10L-28R extended by 3,000 feet
November 2008: Runway 9L-27R
November 2008: North Airport Traffic Control Tower
October 2013: Runway 10C-28C

Upcoming Projects
4th Quarter 2015: South Airfield Traffic Control Tower
4th Quarter 2015: Runway 10R-28L
Runway 9C-27C
Runway 9R-27L extension
Taxiway LL (2016)

Resources For Lincolnwood Residents

External Websites
O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Website
FAiR Allocation in Runways
City of Chicago 311 Aircraft Noise Complaint (Registers a complaint with the City of Chicago regarding aircraft noise)
Chicago Department of Aviation WebTrak (Tracks flight activity into and out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

Document Links
Noise Contours
Projected Noise Changes at OMP Build-Out
Estimated Runway Utilization at OMP Build-Out
Future Runways and Noise

2015 Re-Evaluation of the O’Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement
Online Copy
Locations of Hard Copies

Village of Lincolnwood
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