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Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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2013 Sees Busiest December on Record for Passenger Traffic at DIA

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International Passenger Traffic Ends Year with 13 Percent Growth, Overall Passenger Traffic Down 1 Percent in 2013

DENVER, CO — Feb. 5, 2014 — Denver International Airport (DIA) started 2013 with the busiest January on record for DIA and ended on a similar high note with the busiest December in Denver aviation history.

Passenger traffic in December increased 4.8 percent over the previous year. In December 2013, 4,516,315 people traveled through DIA, versus 4,308,760 people in December 2012. For the full year of 2013, DIA served 52,556,359 passengers, which is 1.1 percent less than 2012’s record-breaking total of 53,156,278 passengers. For the sixth consecutive year, more than 50 million passengers traveled through DIA.

DIA’s nonstop international passenger traffic saw continued strong growth in December, climbing 14 percent over December 2012, marking the seventh consecutive month of double-digit increases. For the full calendar year, DIA’s nonstop international passenger traffic grew 13 percent over 2012. DIA launched service to three new international destinations in 2013, including Tokyo, Japan (NRT), Fort McMurray, Canada (YMM) and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ).

“We’re ending 2013 on a high note with our busiest December on record, our seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth in international traffic, and the sixth year in a row that we served more than 50-million passengers in Denver,” said Denver’s Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “We also saw growth in the number of people traveling to and from Colorado in 2013 which underscores the overall health of Colorado’s economy and the attractiveness of Colorado as a vacation destination. All of these numbers reaffirm that Denver remains a very strong market for air travel and we look forward to the opportunities ahead in 2014.”

DIA served a total of 187 nonstop destinations in 2013. This included the addition of the three new international destinations listed above and three new nonstop domestic destinations: Greensboro, N.C. (GSO), Saint George, Utah (SGU) and Wilmington, Del. (ILG). Passengers in Denver have access to 164 nonstop domestic destinations in 45 states, which is second only to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic network.

Mail, freight and express cargo operations handled 45,944,471 pounds in December 2013 a 1.6 percent decline compared to the 46,682,017 pounds of cargo handled in December 2012. In 2013, DIA experienced an overall decrease of 4.4-percent in mail, freight and cargo compared to 2012. The total cargo volume in 2013 was 498,938,408 pounds, versus 521,793,111 in 2012.

The complete December 2013 traffic report is available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.


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