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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! Construction Walls to Shift in the Great Hall Revealing Finished Space for the First Time Since the Start of the Project


DENVER – June 18, 2021 – Construction of Phase 1 of the Great Hall Project at Denver International Airport (DEN) is reaching another milestone as construction walls in the center of Level 5 of the terminal will be shifted to reveal newly completed space and allow for construction activities to move to the south.

Starting June 19, 2021, crews will begin moving construction walls in the center of Jeppesen Terminal on Level 5, completing the new configuration by the morning of Wednesday, June 23. Once in its final configuration, travelers arriving at the terminal must exit the train and go north to baggage claim, passenger pick-up and ground transportation, rather than the current configuration that directs travelers to the south.

Removing existing walls will reveal newly completed space on Level 5 including new flooring and refurbished restrooms in the area. The newly completed space will be more open and provide for better passenger flow to baggage claim and ground transportation.

“This is the first of many important milestones happening on the Great Hall project this year,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “Phase I, which includes new ticketing pods for United and Southwest primarily, will be completed on time and on budget by the end of the year. Additionally, in early July, we will begin Phase 2 of the project, which will construct a new security checkpoint in the northwest corner of Level 6. We are excited to share our continued progress with passengers and the community over the next six months and appreciate their patience as we improve the Jeppesen Terminal.”

Currently there are two phases planned for the Great Hall Project. At the Mayor’s request, DEN is evaluating a potential phase 3. The total cost for the first two phases is $770 million and the project remains on time and within budget. This first phase of work will be complete by the end of 2021 and the second phase will be complete by mid-2024. For more information, please see the project dashboard.

The Great Hall Project will enhance security, improve operational efficiency and increase capacity of the terminal to accommodate 80 million passengers. The terminal was originally designed to accommodate 50 million passengers and in 2019, DEN served nearly 70 million passengers. To sign-up for monthly updates on the Great Hall Project visit the Great Hall Project website.

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