Modernizing Chicago’s Busiest Airport

Harbour Contractors, Inc. has been the contractor of choice for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport since it was selected to add International Terminal 5 in the late 1990s. Currently, Harbour is serving as a Construction Manager for the $6.5 billion O’Hare Modernization Program. The project involves realigning the airport’s runway configuration and constructing additional runways to free the airport of the current cap limiting the number of flights per day.


The program also involves the relocation of a railroad along with expanding its current light rail system, the O’Hare Airport Transit System. The final phase of the OMP project plans for the addition of a west terminal, ring road, and the completion of the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway.

Our Responsibilities

  • Building a new runway
  • Relocating three existing runways
  • Extending two existing runways
  • Building 2 Airport Traffic Control Towers
  • Constructing a 1.5 million SF terminal complex with up to 60 gates and an automated people mover
  • Constructing a new western entrance to O’Hare

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Chicago Department of Aviation
City of Chicago


Construction Manager
General Contractor




$8.5+ Billion




311 South Wacker Drive
American Airlines Maintenance Hangar
AT&T Plaza
WM Bluff City Transfer Station
BP/Amoco Executive Jet Hangar
Burr Ridge Police Station
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago’s 12th (Near West) District Police Station
Chicago’s 23rd, Now 19th District Police Station
Dearborn Station
DuPage Airport Executive Hangar
Gary/Chicago Airport Executive Hangar
Ha-Lo/Shure Offices
Harbour Headquarters and Corporate Office
Harger Woods Corporate Center
JAWA 90″ Water Transmission Relocation
Kendall County Public Safety Center
Lake Shore Drive
Lewis University Airport Private Hangar
Local 399 Union Hall and Training Center
LyondellBasell Morris Manufacturing Complex
Morris Municipal Services Facility
Museum Campus
Nature’s Care Co. Dispensary
Neil Enterprises Headquarters and Distribution
Oak Brook Public Library
Oak Brook Municipal Complex and Fire Station
Oak Brook Shopping Center
Oakbrook Terrace Police Station
O’Hare Airport Transit System
O’Hare South Airfield Fuel Line Relocation
One Lincoln Centre
Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Peter Hand Brauhaus
Romeoville Aquatic Center and Splash Pad
Romeoville Athletic and Event Center
Runway 10C/28C Mass Grading South Basin and Pump Station
Runway 9L/27R Site Preparation
Sandwich Public Safety Complex
Saturn Agriculture
Sycamore Police Station
The Orbit Ice Rink
The Rookery Building
United Airlines Cargo Facility
West Adams Street Bridge
Will County “302” Offices and Security
Will County Adult Detention Facility
Will County Animal Control Center
Will County Emergency Management Agency
WM Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Woodridge Police Department and Public Works


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