TSA Screening Lanes at Midway International Airport Begin Moving to North Security Bridge for Opening Later This Week

Oct. 30, 2019
Move marks key milestone for Checkpoint Project and Modernization Program.

 The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announces that several TSA screening lanes will be permanently relocated to the new north bridge of the security checkpoint at Midway International Airport, The lanes are located approximately 100 feet from their current positions. The new checkpoint opens Friday morning, Nov. first, marking a key milestone for the Midway Modernization Program. (MMP).

During the move, additional TSA officers will be onsite to help minimize any impacts to checkpoint operations. The CDA will also have extra staff on hand, in addition to directional signage to guide travelers to the new location. More than a dozen screening lanes will be available, and this configuration will be in place at least through the first half of 2020.

Once the move is complete, major construction activities will be relocated entirely to the south side of the terminal as building continues on the full expanse of the checkpoint and new security pavilion.

In early Nov., crews will also begin demolishing the existing security bridge over Cicero Avenue, starting from the inside. Work will then move to the outside, leading to overnight lane closures on Cicero Avenue and in the arrivals and ground transportation areas after Thanksgiving. Any closures or shifts in traffic flow will be similar to other changes on airport roadways that have been in place since MMP construction began in 2018.