Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will receive $337 million from the government for a planned expansion.
Airport officials say that the total cost for the upgrade will be around $15 billion, and will include a new terminal, two new runways and the refurbishing of two other runways.
The changes are aimed at reducing delays and congestion that have plagued the airport for years.
Federal Aviation Administration officials believe the measures will cut delays by as much as 68 per cent.
The plans ran into trouble when citizens from neighboring towns filed a lawsuit against the expansion, but the suit was recently dismissed by a federal judge and now the airport can continue buying properties in the expansion zone.
O’Hare officials estimate that the projects will be finished in 2013.