TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

New O’Hare Runway Construction Set to Begin May 2016 in the North Airfield

Mon February 01 2016 5:56 am
Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

An agreement between the City of Chicago, United Airlines and American Airlines was announced on Saturday that includes a new 11,245 foot runway on the north airfield. Construction is set to begin in May 2016 with the new runway opening in 2020. The city still needs to negotiate with airlines to add more gates and terminal space at O’Hare.

The runway project received $345 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding, with $60 million in recent additional funding from the FAA. The new runway, known as 9C/27C, also received $200 million from passenger fees, $103 million from the airlines and $619 million more in airline-funded projects for airfield work.

The city says the new runway — at 11,245 feet long and 200 feet wide — will be O’Hare’s second-biggest runway, will be a predominantly arrival runway, and will improve on-time flight performance by increasing the capacity of the airport. When Runway 9R-27L is extended to 11,260 feet, Runway 9C/27C will be the third largest runway.

East of the airport, Runway 9C/27C traffic and noise will impact the south end of a neighborhood just to the east of the airport near Norwood Street and Rosemont Elementary School in a gated community in Rosemont.

West of the airport, the runway traffic and noise will impact a commercial/industrial area between Devon Avenue and Pan Am Boulevard. The nearest residential neighborhood west of the planned Runway 9C/27C is about 1.5 to 2.0 miles from the end of the runway, and is just south of Devon Avenue between Central Avenue and Busse Road.

Emanuel aides have claimed the city will “ensure” sound insulation for all homes and schools before the runway opens.

A new crossfield taxiway system is also planned to connect the north and south airfields and cut taxiing times for arriving planes. When completed, the airport will have three east-west parallel runways on the north airfield, and three east-west parallel runways on the south airfield. The airport will keep two northeast-southwest diagonal runways, but is in the process of eliminating two northwest-southeast diagonal runways.

The modernization plan also includes adding de-icing pads further from the terminal area and other projects that will lead to new gates and terminal modernization.

After the completion of Runway 9C/27C in 2020, the development at the airport will shift to customer upgrades, including increasing amenities for passengers, — increasing the number of gates at O’Hare and modernizing and expanding the airport’s terminals.

Emanuel also plans to announce that negotiations have begun for leases with airlines operating at O’Hare, which are expected to be finalized in 2018. A new hotel at O’Hare, a western access to the airport near York Road are also planned.

O’Hare Modernization History
2008 Northernmost Runway 9L/27R (7,500 feet) opened.

2008 Runway 10L/27R, the northernmost east-west runway in the south airfield, extended to 13,000 feet.

2013 Runway 10C/28C (10,800 feet) opened in 2013.

2015 Southernmost east-west Runway 10R/28L (7,500 feet) opened.

Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at …

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Monday, February 1st, 2016

Tags: , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 32.2F, Light Rain - 2:11 AM CST Jan. 23
    Temperature: 32.2°F | Humidity: 99% | Pressure: 29.82in (Steady) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 0mph
  • Wednesday as of Jan. 22 9:22 PM CST
    Wednesday - Cloudy. Light rain and light snow in the morning, then a slight chance of light snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 1 to 4 inches, heaviest northern suburbs. Highs in the mid 30s. Then temperatures falling into the lower 20s by evening. Northwest winds 10 to […]
  • Rest of Tonight as of Jan. 22 9:22 PM CST
    Rest of Tonight - Rain and light snow. New snow accumulation up to 2 inches northern suburbs. Temperatures nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Wednesday Night as of Jan. 22 9:22 PM CST
    Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows 11 to 15. West winds 10 to 15 mph.