Contractors overcome challenges working on $6.6B O'Hare modernization project

08/15/2013 | Engineering News-Record

The $6.6 billion reconfiguration of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was a staging and logistical challenge for contractors and crews, writes Janice Tuchman, and it took close coordination with airfield operations for each construction sequence. Work involved construction of four new runways, along with the relocation of a cemetery, railroad, retention pond and cargo facilities. The article gives details about the work done, including the moving of "24 million cubic yards of soil material."

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