MDW Airport Security Checkpoint Expansion
This 80,000 square foot expansion, lead by M2, is centered over Cicero Avenue, and connects the Air-side Terminal Building to the Land-side Terminal Building. The expansion will vastly improve circulation and reduce waiting times during peak periods. The centrally located checkpoint will accommodate up to 26 full-equipped security lanes, and includes a greatly expanded queue space. Expansion further rationalizes pedestrian flow by segregating entering and exiting passengers and providing a dedicated employee entrance. Expanded retail opportunities are also created. The Checkpoint creates a natural gateway for passengers departing on their journeys or for visitors arriving to Chicago. The physical location of the Checkpoint, over Cicero Avenue also creates a gateway for passengers arriving by vehicles (and for vehicles passing through).