May 2, 2013


May2013 

Attention Pilots and All Other O'Hare Airfield Users

Construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program will reach another major milestone on May 2, 2013, when Runway 10-28 will be redesignated 10L-28R. This change is necessary to prepare the airfield for the completion of the newest runway, 10C-28C which will open on October 17, 2013. Construction of future Runway 10R-28L is also underway and will be visible from the air this summer.

In addition to the redesignation, the next set of O'Hare taxiway names changes are also scheduled to occur. These changes will focus on the north airfield.


  • Taxiway Y b​ecomes YY
  • Taxiway Z becomes G​
  • Taxiway WS1 becomes G1
  • Taxiway KK becomes SS
  • Taxiway WU becomes NN

Click here​ to view/download a full ORD aerial map that highlights the airfield changes. A two-page document that details the north airfield and south airfield changes is also available for view/download here​.

May2013 taxiwaynames


The changes are part of an overall taxiway renaming implementation plan for O’Hare that will evolve over the course of the next 18 months and beyond to encompass the full construction of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). In order to accomplish these changes, a small group of taxiways will be re-designated every 56 days beginning January 10, 2013.