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O’Hare Airport Receives $50M Federal Grant for Terminal 3 Upgrades

O’Hare International Airport will receive $50 million in Airport Terminal Program grant funds from the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The largest such grant this year for any airport in America, it will help upgrade customer amenities, improve security screening and expand accessibility for passengers with disabilities at Terminal 3.  

“Terminal 3 is an iconic piece of Chicago infrastructure that must remain a key part of the nation’s aviation system for decades to come,” said Commissioner Jamie. L. Rhee of the Chicago Department of Aviation, which owns and operates both O’Hare and Midway international airports.  

The estimated $200-million project at Terminal 3 is a component of O’Hare 21, Chicago’s vision for a 21st century airport. The balance of the Terminal 3 upgrade will be paid for by previously allocated federal funds and airline rates and charges. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with completion anticipated in 2025. 


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