Thank you to all of the drivers, travelers, neighbors, and employees and airline partners who have helped us get off to a great start with the Midway Modernization Program. We recognize the inconveniences that come with construction and appreciate your patience.
As the construction affects more areas in and around the airport, we will continue to provide updates to help you plan accordingly. Follow us on Twitter for the latest.
We appreciate your continued support and hope you’ll join in the excitement as we watch a modern Midway rise up around us!
Construction Update - July 2018
Checkpoint construction continues inside the terminal and will affect more areas on the north side of the building as the contractor connects the new structure to the existing terminal.
Major changes starting in August include:
Signs will be in place to guide travelers to the checkpoint.
The temporary closure of several elevator/escalator banks on the north side of the terminal also continues. Areas affected by construction include:
These areas will be affected through early 2019. The south elevator/escalators banks on all levels – ticketing, mezzanine, and baggage claim – and doors 1 & 2 (lower level) will remain open. Signs are in place to help guide travelers through the terminal.
The steel beams spanning Cicero Ave form part of the framework for the new security checkpoint.
Outside on the lower lever, nightly lane closures in arrivals continues from 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and are expected to last through late Fall. Starting in August these closures will switch to the south side of the arrivals lanes.
Some ground transportation options have moved temporarily during the work. Here is the complete list.
There will also be changes to the traffic patterns on Cicero Avenue later in the summer. Two lanes of traffic will continue in each direction, but after Labor Day, lane closures will move to southbound side of Cicero Avenue and traffic flow will move to the northbound side (current work area).
The garage expansion project got underway in July and will affect some access roads and parking lots around the terminal with short-term and long-term changes, including:
Signs and traffic guides will be in place to help drivers and pedestrians adjust to changes to the traffic patterns.
The first three permanent food and beverage locations in Concourse B – Porkchop, BIG & little’s, and Camden Food Co. – have become popular choices at Midway and travelers will soon have even more choices.
In Concourse A, the removal of the moving walkway has been completed, which opens the line of sight for the new Concourse A Food Court. The Food Court is slated to open at the end of July and will feature six new permanent food and retail offerings:
Planning and development is underway for the next round of food and retail options, which will feature new locations throughout Midway. Some of the new offerings coming to Concourse A include: