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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 Operations Passes Annual FAA Inspection with No Discrepancies


DENVER – Aug. 25, 2021 – 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 fourth time in five years 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 DEN’s top priority and passing the inspection without discrepancies is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said DEN Chief Operating Officer Steve Jaquith. “Our team, our airlines and our federal partners continuously strive to maintain safe and efficient operations for our passengers. DEN’s Planning, Operations and Maintenance teams accomplish this through consistent training, self-inspections and attention to the maintenance of our assets across the airport. We also appreciate our close relationship with the Denver Fire Department and their attentiveness to excellence.”

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

  • Administrative, including airport files, paperwork, etc.
  • 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
  • In 2019, DEN served more than 69 million passengers. Currently, 19 airlines provide nonstop service to 202 destinations including 19 international cities in eight countries. For the first half of 2021, DEN served 24,701,027 passengers, a decline of 25% as compared to the first half of 2019. However, DEN’s passenger traffic recovery ranks among the top as compared to peer large-hub airports.

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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