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.
We are just getting started with bringing you a more modern Midway. As the construction affects more areas in and around the airport, we will continue to provide updates to help you plan accordingly. We appreciate your continued support and hope you’ll join in the excitement as we watch a modern Midway rise up around us!
Security Checkpoint Expansion
The nightly closure of outer arrivals lane continues from 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last through late Fall. There are also nightly closures of one inner arrivals lanes (the lane next to median) at ride share/TNP Lanes and/or taxi lanes from 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. These will last through late Fall as well. Some ground transportation options are moving temporarily during the work. Here is the complete list .
Foundation work on Cicero Avenue is ongoing and will last several months. Crews are setting column forms in place for the concrete piers. Substructure work is also underway. The long-term traffic shift for Cicero Avenue with two lanes open in both directions will continue at least through the end of the year.
Towards the end of May, interior construction will begin on different levels. On the lower level, the Southwest Airlines baggage offices will move temporarily to the south half of baggage claim. Once this is complete, barricade walls will be erected in the north half of baggage claim area near doors 3 & 4.
In late May/early June construction will begin on new escalators and elevators on the north side of the terminal. On the mezzanine (or interstitial) level, barricade walls will enclose the existing north escalator and elevator banks. Barricade walls will also be installed on the ticketing level around the north escalators and elevators for the construction of new ones.
The south elevators and escalators on the ticketing and mezzanine levels will remain open.
Tech On The Go and The Stacks in Concourse A
Chicago Sports and Spectacles in Concourse B
Chicago Market in the Food Court/Concourse C
These spaces will be redeveloped to their permanent locations within the next two years.
The end of May brings more excitement with the first three new permanent restaurants opening in Concourse B.
BIG & little’s
Camden Food Co.