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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 Announces Formation of Africa Air Service Committee

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DENVER – April 5, 2022 – Denver International Airport (DEN) has formed a new committee to support efforts to establish flights between Denver and Africa. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock invited business and community leaders with unique knowledge and expertise in the region to serve on the Africa Air Service Committee.

“Expanding Denver’s global connectivity to Africa is a rare opportunity, and the Africa Air Service Committee will help us to further diversify and deepen our air service network which will benefit all Denver residents for decades to come,” Mayor Hancock said.

DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan consists of four pillars that guide DEN’s work to ensure the airport is preparing for the future. The Africa Air Service Committee will directly support the Expanding Our Global Connections pillar which will further solidify DEN’s place on the world map and create more business and tourism opportunities.

“As African economies grow and mature, we want Denver to be positioned as a favored point of access for the flow of passengers and cargo,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “Securing new long-haul routes can take many years, and the members of the Africa Air Service Committee will be invaluable in helping us to achieve this goal.”

The African continent encompasses more than 50 countries and is home to a diverse population and geography. Initial work by the Africa Air Service Committee will focus on an in-depth screening process to identify the airlines and markets that provide the best opportunities for flights to Denver. The Africa Air Service Committee held its first meeting on Feb. 23. Future meetings are scheduled to take place quarterly, or more often as conditions warrant.

Africa Air Service Members

NameOrganization
Geta AsfawAsfaw Family Foundation International
Albus BrooksMilender White
Denise BurgessBurgess Services
Matthew BurkettThe Flyfisher Group
Papa DiaAfrican Leadership Group
Andrew FeinsteinEXDO Group Companies
Lee Gash-MaxeyColorado Black Chamber of Commerce
Yemane Gebre-MichaelCSG
Stacie GilmoreDenver City Council
Don GipsSkoll Foundation
Mowa HaileSky Blue Builders
Muluye HailemariamKabod Coffee
Christopher HerndonDenver City Council
Marc HoltzmanBank of Kigali (BK Group)
Hon. Elbra WedgeworthCasel and Associates LLC.
Richard WilliamsWestern Union

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