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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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DEN Expecting Increased Passenger Traffic Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot Temporarily Opening

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DENVER – Oct. 15, 2021 – Denver International Airport (DEN) anticipates high passenger volumes this weekend with Friday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 17 expected to be the busiest days with over 75,000 passengers traveling through DEN TSA checkpoints each day. Passengers should arrive inside the airport at least two hours prior to their boarding time as DEN is expecting longer than usual security lines.

As a result of increased passenger traffic, the Pikes Peak shuttle lot will temporarily open for passengers to park in from 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. During this time, the only acceptable form of payment at the shuttle lot is credit card or debit card.

Arriving passengers returning to their vehicle at the Pikes Peak lot will pick up the shuttle from Level 5 on the east side only, island 3 near door 511. Once Pikes Peak closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, shuttle service will continue from the terminal to Pikes Peak, even though it will be closed to entering vehicles.

DEN also anticipates that all other parking facilities serving the airport will be at or near capacity and encourages passengers to seek other forms of transportation when possible, like the RTD A-Line or taking a rideshare.

Due to ongoing bus driver shortages, bus service from the Pikes Peak lot to the terminal will be reduced so passengers who park in Pikes Peak should allow an extra 45 minutes to get to the terminal. Additionally, shuttle service in both economy lots will be limited while Pikes Peak is open, but passengers can walk to the terminal from the economy lots if they do not wish to wait for a shuttle.

The Pikes Peak lot is $8 per day and is located at 75th Ave. and North Elk St. From inbound Peña Boulevard, exit at 75th Ave. and head East to North Elk St. where you will take a right. This is currently the only entrance into the Pikes Peak. The west entrance is closed due to ongoing construction. Signs are posted to help direct motorists to the lot.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check the status of the parking lots on the homepage of FlyDenver.com or follow us on Twitter. In addition, there are a number of off-airport parking lots that may have availability and are a good alternative.

DEN’s goal is to permanently reopen the Pikes Peak shuttle lot before the holidays, depending on the ability to hire additional bus drivers. If you are looking for a job, ABM Aviation, DEN’s shuttle bus operator, is seeking CDL drivers to join their team. Class A or B CDL license with P2 endorsement is required. Starting pay is $22 – $23 per hour (depending on shift). To apply, visit jobs.flydenver.com or www.abm.com/careers search Driver.

DEN is currently the third busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic and is the fastest recovering large hub airport in the United States.


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