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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 Celebrates Southwest® Inaugural Nonstop Service to Belize City, Belize


DENVER – Mar. 11, 2017 – Southwest Airlines Co. and Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated the inaugural nonstop flight to Belize City, Belize today. Belize is a new international destination for DEN and is currently Denver’s 4th largest market in Central America.

“Every time we add an international destination to our network, we further engrain Denver in the global market,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “We couldn’t do this without the support of our great airline partners at Southwest Airlines and we are thankful for their commitment to Denver and our passengers.”

Belize sits on the eastern coast of Central America and is known around the world for its reef scuba diving, fishing, beaches and eco-tourism. More than 15,000 passengers travel between Denver and Belize City annually on connecting service.

“DEN continues to grow its international network, offering passengers more opportunities to explore the world and discover new places for relaxation,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “Today, we are excited to inaugurate nonstop service to Belize to facilitate an exotic experience in Central America for our community.”

The new service initially will operate once weekly, on Saturdays, increasing in June to twice a week, on Saturdays and Sundays during peak season for Belize travel, from March 11 through August 13. The flight is scheduled initially to depart DEN at 10:30 a.m., and arrive in Belize City at 3:50 p.m. (local times). These times will change slightly throughout the operating season. The nonstop service will operate using a 737-700 with 143 seats.

“Today marks an exciting day for Southwest and our growing operation at Denver International Airport,” said Jason Van Eaton, Vice President Governmental Affairs at Southwest Airlines. “We are pleased not only to offer our Customers the only nonstop service between Denver International and Belize City, Belize, but also grow our international footprint while connecting our Customers with more destinations that are important to them.”

Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation: “It is always a pleasure to welcome a new route to Belize and today’s inaugural flight from Denver, Colorado is no exception. Southwest Airlines continues to show its commitment to Belize by creating additional routes to Belize making us more accessible to U.S. travelers. We are grateful to Southwest who believes in our destination and we hope that they will continue be a great partner for years to come.”

With the addition of Belize City, DEN now has service to 20 international destinations in eight countries, and more than 180 total nonstop destinations.

See photos of Southwest Airline’s event at DEN here

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