MOD Progress

Construction Progress Timeline


Security Checkpoint Expansion

The entire TSA checkpoint has been open for several weeks with 17 screening lanes available. Remaining work is on long-lead punch list items, such as art installation, glazing repairs, etc. All exterior work is complete.

security checkpoint expansion

Terminal Parking Garage Enhancements

Refurbishment of the CTA pedway elevator continues this month with alternate access available during construction. New wayfinding signage in the terminal lots and upgrades to the garage lobbies is still in progress.

Additional, ongoing work in the terminal garage includes:

  • New parking spaces and striping on level 1.
  • New LED lighting at pedestrian and level 2 entrances.
  • New emergency exit stairway on level 3.

Stormwater drainage work continues in the CTA employee lot.

Concessions Redevelopment Program

The Concessions Redevelopment Program will reflect Chicago’s diversity and showcase the best of local options and brands through a $75 million private partnership investment. With more than 70 offerings planned, the effort will double concessions jobs from 700 to 1,400.

Café DesCartes is set to begin construction later this month in Baggage Claim with an opening planned for Winter 2020.

security checkpoint expansion

Building System Improvements

System upgrades inside the terminal are now complete.