In July 2021, DEN broke ground on Phase 2 of the Great Hall project. Construction walls are installed in the northwest corner of the terminal on both Level 5 and Level 6. Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project will run concurrently until Phase 1 is complete by the end of 2021.
Phase 2 of the Great Hall Project will focus on enhancing security and improving capacity, as well as the passenger experience at security checkpoints to help better prepare DEN for the future.
- Expanding security capacity by building a new security checkpoint on Level 6 west to support the continued growth at DEN. The buildout of the new checkpoint will include state of the art security technologies for the new security screening lanes and queuing updates anticipated in early-2024.
- Building three new escalators from post-security on Level 6 to the train platform on Level 4 to provide a more efficient and seamless passenger flow out to the gates.
- Completing the curbside escalators next to the new United ticketing area in the center of the terminal.
As part of construction on Level 5:
- Construction walls are installed in the northwest area of the Level 5, in the north security checkpoint area.
- In order to expand the footprint of Level 6 to make room from the new security checkpoint, some screening lanes of the north security checkpoint will be closed during Phase 2. However, eight lanes will remain open on the north checkpoint in addition to the 12 operating lanes on the south checkpoint and eight lanes on the A-Bridge security checkpoint.
- TSA PreCheck and CLEAR services will remain available but will be located on the east side of the checkpoint.
- Walls have closed off access to the west corridor running north and south along the side of the checkpoint.
- World Wide Money Exchange will be temporarily closed until mid to late September when it is relocated to the east side of Level 5 next to the Epic Mountain Express. Currency exchange is available on concourses A and B.
- Restrooms at the northwest end of Level 5 will remain open throughout construction.
As part of construction on Level 6:
- Construction walls are installed in the northwest area of Level 6.
- Escalator going down to Level 5 on the west side of the north bridge is closed and will be removed.
- The inner corridor on the west side is closed.
- Restrooms in the northwest corner have been closed.
- Access across the north bridge will remain open through 2021.
Passengers are urged to pay attention to signage in these areas and ask a customer service agent or airport employee for assistance if help is needed. Passengers can also find the helpful use of QR codes along construction walls and integrated into yellow wayfinding signage. These codes allow passengers to use an interactive map that will help navigate their way throughout the airport.
About the Project
Denver International Airport (DEN) has embarked on a renovation of the Great Hall, which is the area under the tents of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal. The terminal encompasses 1.5 million square feet. Its objective is to enhance safety and security, improve passenger flow and increase capacity. When complete, the project will deliver a safer, more efficient Great Hall that serves as a warm welcome to Denver, keeps up with passenger demand, and leaves a lasting impression for all passengers and visitors.
- DEN was built 26 years ago for an anticipated 50 million annual passengers. In 2019, over 69 million passengers traveled through DEN
- When the airport opened in 1995, 60% of the passengers connected through DEN. Today, nearly 65% originate from DEN and only 35% connect and that puts much more stress on the terminal facility than ever anticipated
The Great Hall Project is following federal, state and local requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The contractor is providing continual cleaning services to disinfect high-touch surfaces in common areas (meeting rooms, bathrooms, break areas, etc.), limiting the number of people in common areas and requiring face masks for workers. The contractor added trained professionals to implement health checks that include high fever and symptom screening in accordance with City and County of Denver guidelines.
GREAT HALL PROJECT TEAM