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TONIGHT: DEN Trains to the Concourses to Undergo Scheduled Overnight Shutdown. Bridge Security will be the 24-hour Checkpoint starting at 8 p.m.

DEN trains to the concourses will be shut down overnight for six hours for scheduled testing of the train’s electrical power system. Employees and passengers will need use Bridge Security, which will be the 24-hour checkpoint starting at 8 p.m. Starting at 9:15 p.m., those who need to reach the B and C concourses will be guided via signage and/or airport personnel to a bus that will take them to the concourses. These changes will be in effect from 9:15 p.m. Feb. 20, to 3 a.m., Feb. 21. It is recommended that passengers who need to get to the B and C Concourses during these hours should arrive to security at least 30 minutes earlier than they would have otherwise to ensure they have enough time to move through the airport.

MAJOR PROJECTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Great Hall Project

Preparing for 100+ Million Passengers at DEN

The Great Hall Project is one of DEN’s capital improvement projects that will help the airport prepare for the future by enhancing security, improving operational efficiency and increasing capacity of the Jeppesen Terminal.

The Jeppesen Terminal was originally designed to accommodate 50 million passengers, but in 2019, DEN served 69 million passengers and returned to pre-pandemic passenger levels in 2022 with 69.2 million passengers. It’s anticipated that DEN will reach 100 million passengers in approximately 10 years.

The Great Hall Project consists of three phases. The first two phases will be completed within the original $770 million budget. The first two phases of the project strictly focus on building a new ticketing/check-in space for some of our airlines, as well as one new security checkpoint in the northwest corner of Level 6. The Completion Phase, the third and final phase of the project, will complete the full build-out of the Jeppesen Terminal, bringing it up-to-speed for future growth and critical infrastructure needs. The project is not focused on retail and will not be a “mall,” rather the project will improve operations and passenger flow.

Business Opportunities to be a Part of this Historic Project

At DEN, we are committed to openly sharing the progress of the Great Hall Project.

The following is intended to provide a status report on schedule, cost, safety and engagement with minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE). The dashboard is updated monthly.

Great Hall Photos

Take a look at what the future has in store for DEN’s Great Hall.

The line at baggage claim at DEN.
Great hall image with DEN sign.
a man standing at a podium with microphones
a group of people walking in a large white hall
people in a terminal
Great Hall Photo
a close-up of a computer
a blue wall with a blue screen with a blue wall and a yellow and blue ceiling
a large sign on the wall
a group of people in an airport
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a group of people in a building
a group of people in a large airport
people walking in a large white hall
people standing in a terminal
a group of people in a large building
a large white building with many people
a large hall with computers and a large ceiling

+31,000

Added square feet of space for the Jeppesen Terminal

158,500

Square feet of newly renovated space

86

Automated self-bag drop units, (43 on each side) to streamline the check-in process

4

New restrooms with renovations to existing restrooms Phase 1: Completed October 27, 2021

Phase 1: Completed October 27, 2021

This first phase of the project renovated the center portion of Jeppesen Terminal on Levels 5 and 6 to create new check-in space for United, Southwest and Frontier Airlines. The renovations created a more modern check-in experience and added more capacity in the Terminal, improving operational efficiency.

Phase 2 Now Underway

Phase 2 of the Great Hall renovation includes new security checkpoints, a widened balcony and a new triple escalator.

  • New security checkpoint on the NW side of Level 6
  • Widened balcony for more capacity and space at the new checkpoint
  • A new triple escalator from Level 6 security checkpoint to Level 4 train platform
  • Installation of new escalator on west curbside

Completion Phase

This $1.3 billion Great Hall Completion phase began in late 2022 and is expected to be complete in summer 2028 with sections opening along the way. DEN is committed to minimizing the impact that construction has on passengers.

Improved safety for passengers

A new security checkpoint with enhanced technology on the northeast side of Level 6. With the completion of this second checkpoint, both the checkpoints on Level 5 will be relocated to Level 6. At the same time, this will enable DEN to add more screening lanes, increasing capacity by more than 60%.

Modern and spacious ticketing spaces

New check in areas will be built on the south end of Level 6 for all remaining airlines. These modular spaces will provide greater flexibility for future airline expansion and other changing needs in the future.

Upgraded facility

The project will renovate restrooms, replace flooring, lighting, elevators/escalators, etc. These improvements will save DEN approximately $200-250 million in maintenance costs over 10 years.

Comfortable spaces to meet and greet travelers

This includes both domestic and international arrivals on Level 5.

Developing a pipeline of aviation talent

A new Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation will be constructed on Level 4 of the Westin Denver International Airport. The Center will engage, educate, empower, motivate and provide opportunities for under-represented students and young people who are interested and passionate about careers in aviation. It will help build a future skilled workforce and become a focal point for aviation knowledge and best practices.

Estimated to be completed summer 2028

This $1.3 billion Great Hall Completion phase began in late 2022 and is expected to be complete in summer 2028 with sections opening along the way. DEN is committed to minimizing the impact that construction has on passengers.

These additional improvements to the Jeppesen Terminal will provide numerous benefits to our passengers and community including:

  • These additional improvements to the Jeppesen Terminal will provide numerous benefits to our passengers and community including:
  • Phase 2 of the Great Hall renovation includes new security checkpoints, a widened balcony and a new triple escalator.
  • Vision 100 is DEN’s strategic plan that will enable the airport to prepare for and reach 100 million annual passengers. The strategic plan will serve as a blueprint to align decision-making and accountability.
  • Creating 6,500 direct jobs, 500 indirect jobs, 1,300 induced jobs and an estimated 54,000 additional apprenticeship hours. Additionally, the community will benefit from training and job opportunities once DEN’s Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation opens.
  • Providing additional space to grow and better serve passengers with new airlines and destinations that better connect our community to the world.
  • Creating efficiencies with current construction activities to minimize construction impacts.
  • Increasing capacity of the Terminal to accommodate more than 100 million annual passengers.

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