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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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August Passenger Traffic Nearly Flat at Denver International Airport


DENVER — Oct. 9, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DEN) served 4,897,198 passengers in August, a 0.8-percent decrease compared to the 4,935,013 passengers in August 2014. The decline was primarily due to a decrease in seat capacity by Frontier Airlines.

Meanwhile, United Airlines’ passenger traffic increased nearly 4 percent with a nearly 3-percent capacity increase, and Southwest Airlines’ passenger traffic increased more than 13 percent with an 8-percent capacity increase. Additionally, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines and American Airlines all reported passenger traffic increases during August.

Year-to-date passenger traffic is down 0.7 percent with 35,689,101 passengers compared to 35,939,588 passengers during the same timeframe in 2014.

Denver’s international passenger traffic decreased by 3 percent in August 2015 compared to August 2014. While international passengers using Denver’s customs facilities increased 16 percent in August, preclearance passengers from Canada decreased nearly 24 percent. Southwest Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Icelandair and Volaris all saw strong international passenger increases in August. Total international passenger traffic was down 2.5 percent the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same timeframe the prior year.

“Denver International Airport is exiting the busy summer travel season on nearly the same pace with last year’s record-setting passenger traffic,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Most of our airline partners are experiencing continued growth in capacity and passenger traffic as we near the holiday travel season. Among United’s hubs in August, Denver saw the second-largest capacity growth, while Southwest Airlines saw its sixth consecutive month of double-digit passenger traffic increases.”

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations handled 44,310,261pounds of cargo, a 0.9-percent increase in August compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date cargo totals 358,753,571 million pounds, which is a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2014.

The complete August 2015 traffic report is available at:

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