4th O'Hare runway set to open October 17

The runway and control tower at O'Hare International Airport are seen in this file photo.

March 29, 2013 2:22:53 PM PDT
The O'Hare Modernization Project will reach an important milestone this year: A fourth runway is set to open October 17.

When that happens, O'Hare air traffic controllers will better consider wind direction and other weather-related and ground conditions when directing planes to runways.

The new runway will be able to accommodate the newest generation of B747-8 cargo planes.