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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

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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All Visitors and Passengers Now Required to Wear Face Masks at Denver International Airport


DENVER – May 4, 2020 – In accordance with Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s recent public health order requiring everyone to wear a face covering when out in public, Denver International Airport (DEN) will require all visitors and passengers to wear face coverings while at the airport beginning May 6, 2020 and lasting until further notice. Currently, all employees at DEN are also required to do the same.

“The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our number one priority, and it is going to take all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “As we slowly enter the recovery phase of the pandemic, it is important that we each take personal responsibility to keep ourselves and our community safe.”

In addition to asking everyone working, visiting or traveling through the airport to wear a mask or face covering, DEN has implemented a number of measures to help keep passengers safe:

  • Installed over 100 hand sanitizing stations in high-traffic areas
  • Installed disinfecting wipe dispensers at each gate so passengers can wipe down their seat and tray upon boarding
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch areas including restrooms, the train to the gates and gate holdrooms
  • Disabled air hand dryers in the restrooms to reduce the spread of germs. Passengers may utilize compostable paper towels
  • Installed floor tape to indicate a safe distance to stand at customer service booths and other areas of public interaction
  • Reconfigured TSA security lines to provide more space between passengers and added signage to encourage passengers to social distance while in line
  • TSA is installing plexiglass shields at screening podiums to allow for distance between officers and passengers and the same will be installed at other areas where there is public interaction
  • Many restaurants are focusing on carry out options and others have spread out seating to accommodate for social distance
  • Closed food court seating on all three concourses

“We have implemented numerous measures to encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices throughout the airport,” added Day. “But this situation remains fluid. As we prepare for people to return to travel, we continue to focus on the health and safety of our passengers and will implement additional safety measures as necessary.”

Passengers should wear their face coverings throughout the airport including during the TSA screening process. However, TSA recommends travelers be prepared to adjust their mask so that officers can visually confirm their identity during the checkpoint screening process.

Some of DEN’s airline partners are also beginning to make changes. Several airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face coverings and others are likely to implement similar requirements. It is highly recommended that passengers review airlines requirements and safety measures before flying. For more information about DEN’s response to COVID-19 and operational impacts, visit

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