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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 Continues Record-Setting Streak with Busiest January Ever


DENVER – March 4, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) set a record for the busiest January in the airport’s history, with nearly 4.3 million passengers, marking the fifth consecutive record-setting month for the airport.

A total of 4,289,432 passengers traveled though DEN in January 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent over the 3,985,981 passengers in January 2015. A record-setting 54 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2015.

“Denver International Airport continues to see record-setting growth in passenger traffic, driven by additional airline capacity in Denver and the continued strength of the city’s economy,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Additionally, U.S. News & World Report earlier this week named Denver the best place to live in the United States. Given the strength of Denver’s origin and destination traffic, we expect that news could bolster even more interest in travel to and from the Mile High City.”

International flights that use the airport’s customs facility increased nearly 13 percent in January, with overall international traffic up 2 percent over the same time last year. Lufthansa Airlines will add to the airport’s international offerings this spring with the launch of nonstop service from Denver to Munich, Germany on May 11.

On the domestic side, Virgin America will launch nonstop service to San Francisco on March 15. With more than 860,000 passengers traveling between the two cites annually, Denver is the largest market from San Francisco that Virgin America does not currently serve and is the No. 1 destination requested by the airline’s high-tech corporate accounts. Denver represents the 24th destination served by Virgin America, and the carrier will be the 19th airline operating regularly scheduled commercial flights at DEN.

Mail, freight and express cargo operations saw 41,900,155 pounds of cargo in January 2016, a decrease of 7.4percent compared to the same month in 2015.

The complete January 2016 traffic report is available at:

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