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September 10, 2021

$6B O'Hare runway project complete

CHICAGO (AP) — Government and airline officials gathered on Thursday to mark the completion of a $6 billion modernization project to untangle the jumble of runways that for decades made flying into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport feel like a downtown traffic jam at rush hour.

During a ceremony at the airport, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the 16-year O'Hare Modernization Project (OMP) to extend two existing runways and build four new ones running side by side has made flying into and out of one of the busiest airports in the world much simpler.


 
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