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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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Annual FAA inspection finds no discrepancies in DEN operations for third year in a row


DENVER – Aug. 23, 2018 – Denver International Airport (DEN) just completed its annual facility and operations inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal inspectors found no discrepancies between DEN operations and FAA operating standards. This is the third year in row that DEN has passed the annual inspection with no discrepancies.

The annual “Part 139” inspection is conducted by the FAA and reviews airport operations as part of the annual airport certification process. Airport Operating Certificates are issued by the FAA and serve to ensure safety in air transportation by requiring airports to meet certain operational and safety standards and provide things such as firefighting and rescue equipment.

“Safety is the top priority for the airport and achieving a perfect score for a third year in a row speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said DEN Chief Operating Officer Gisela Shanahan “Everyone from our airlines to our federal partners to our City and County Employees are dedicated to maintaining safe and efficient operations for our passengers.”

The FAA’s inspection includes the following areas of DEN’s operations:

  • Movement area, including runways, taxiways, pavement, markings, lighting, signs, safety areas and more
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), including a timed response drill, training records, equipment and emergency medical training
  • Fueling facilities, including the DEN fuel farm, fuel trucks and associated safety training
  • Night inspections, including nighttime runway, taxiway and apron lighting and signage
  • Emergency planning
  • Wildlife hazard management

In 2017, DEN served 61.4 million passengers and is on pace for another record-setting passenger year, serving 30.8 million passengers through June 2018. Currently, 23 airlines provide nonstop service to 200 destinations including 25 international cities in 11 countries. On average, DEN serves more than 1,600 flights and 168,000 passengers.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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