The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it would fund the design and construction of a second new control tower at O’Hare International Airport as part of an $8 billion runway expansion.

At a news conference in Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $3.4 million of federal support to finance the tower’s design. Officials did not put a price tag on the project. A tower built in 2008 as part of the first phase of the expansion program cost $42 million.

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