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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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Denver International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration Unveil New Automated Screening Lanes


DENVER – Sept. 7, 2018 – Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled two new Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs), which use state-of-the-art technology to enhance security and move passengers through the checkpoint more efficiently.

“We are grateful for our strong partnership with TSA, which allowed us to be one of the first airports to install this screening system,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “By having the ASLs installed now, we can get a small glimpse into the future of our passenger security screening at DEN and test the technology before implementing it as part of the new and improved Great Hall.”

The automated screening lanes offer several new features designed to improve the screening process for travelers, including:

  • Stainless steel countertops designed specifically to enable multiple passengers to place their items in bins simultaneously and allows more experienced passengers to pass those that need more time
  • Automated conveyor belts that move bins into the X-ray machine tunnel and return the bins to the front of the security checkpoint
  • Automatic diversion of any carry-on bag that may contain a prohibited item, allowing other travelers’ belongings to continue through the screening process uninterrupted
  • Bins that are 25 percent larger than a typical bin and are able to hold a roll-aboard suitcase
  • Unique Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that are attached to each bin, allowing for additional accountability of a traveler’s carry-on property as they move throughout the security screening process
  • Cameras that capture photographic images of the contents of each bin and are linked side-by-side to the X-ray image of a carry-on bag’s contents

“Our strong partnership with Kim Day and her team here at Denver International has made it possible to install these new lanes, which enhance security by utilizing the newest technology available and enabling TSA officers to spend more time looking for threats and less time on the manual labor of moving bins around the security checkpoint,” said Larry Nau, TSA Federal Security Director for Colorado. “Passengers will like the more efficient screening process, supporting a smoother, faster screening experience for all travelers.”

The two ASL lanes will be in use at the north security checkpoint until security screening is relocated in Fall 2020. When completed, the security screening checkpoints on Level 6 will feature ASL technology and other improvements to enhance security and streamline the screening process.

The new security lanes are part of the Great Hall renovation project, which will enhance security, provide a more flexible and open airline check-in space and add new dining and shopping options. It will also increase capacity of the terminal, update the aging facility and improve the overall passenger experience. The Great Hall project is scheduled to be complete in late 2021.

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