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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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CONSTRUCTION ALERT: A New Year Brings New Construction Activities on the Great Hall Project at DEN

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DENVER – January 5, 2021 – Construction on Phase 1 of the Great Hall Project at Denver International Airport (DEN) continues and passengers will see more construction inside Jeppesen Terminal to kick-off the year. As part of the Phase 1 construction, multiple locations in the passenger arrival and departure areas on both Levels 4 and 5 will be impacted by construction.

“This will be a significant year for passengers to see the hard work that has been going on to enhance security and improve capacity through the Great Hall Project,” said Michael Sheehan, Senior Vice President of the Great Hall Project. “By the end of the year, construction walls will come down in the middle of the main terminal revealing new check-in facilities and making it easier for passengers to navigate the terminal. Our team is already hard at work on the next phase that will build out modern and efficient security facilities on Level 6 on west side of the terminal.”

Starting in January, the following changes will occur in the Jeppesen Terminal:

Level 4 Departures Area

After passing through security, passengers taking the train to the gates will see new construction walls on the train platform. Ceiling work will be underway on the north end of the platform. Construction walls will be installed around the work to keep passengers safe. As this will take up significant floor space, passengers should move around the walls to the center of the train platform so as not to block the walkway area. This work is expected to be noisy, but the project is monitoring the noise levels to make sure they never get above allowable volumes. Project personnel will be in the area to direct passengers around the walls to open areas to wait for the train to the gates. This work is expected to last around three months.

Health conscious travelers can reserve a spot on the train with limited capacity through VeriFLY.

Level 4 Arrivals Area

Passengers arriving at DEN can expect increased construction activity on Level 4 in the area where they exit the train from the gates and continue up to the main terminal for ground transportation, parking and baggage claim. A set of escalators will be closed due to the ceiling work above. Personnel will also be available to direct passengers to the open set of escalators, the elevators and the stairwell. These impacts will be in place through fall 2021.

Level 5 Arrivals Area

Construction walls in the arrival area (the meeter/greeter space) will be shifted so crews can work on Level 5 flooring and continue work on the south bridge above on Level 6. This work is not expected to impact passenger flow through the terminal and will not restrict access to baggage claim, ground transportation or parking. Passengers should follow yellow directional signage.

The work is part of Phase 1 of the Great Hall Project, which will provide new modern airline check-in configurations for United Airlines and Southwest Airlines with self-bag drops to expedite the check-in process. The first phase will be complete by the end of 2021. The second phase is expected to begin in summer 2021 and be completed by mid-2024.


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