Updated 08/06/15 – 1:24 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials were planning to announce major upgrades for Midway International Airport on Thursday.READ MORE: New ILogin Verification System Is Locking Out Illinoisans Trying To File Unemployment Claims
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the Midway parking garage on the east side of Cicero Avenue will be expanded as part of the $248 million project.
The expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for 1,400 additional cars.
The airport also will offer more food choices inside the terminal, and the security area – a notorious bottleneck on a bridge connecting the ticketing area to the terminal – will be widened significantly.
“We’re going to go from 60 feet to 300 feet; from 17 lanes to 27,” he said.