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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 Exceeds Federal Goals for Minority Participation in Airport Construction Projects

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DENVER — Feb. 21, 2014 — Denver International Airport (DIA) has surpassed its goal set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the percentage of work on airport runway pavement and rehabilitation construction projects performed by companies owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Because DIA receives funds from the FAA, the airport is required to participate in the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). The program provides opportunities for DBE-certified companies to bid on, and be involved as subcontractors, in airport construction projects.

While the 2013 FAA goal for DIA was set at 17.8 percent, the airport achieved a DBE participation rate of 18.61 percent. Goals are measured as a percentage of contract dollars. In 2013, DIA received $27,928,419 from the FAA to pay for runway pavement rehabilitation and improvements. Of that amount, $5,196,526 was paid to certified DBE companies that worked on those projects.

“Denver International Airport has made it a priority to embrace inclusivity and to provide significant participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in all airport projects and programs,” said Kim Day, Denver’s Manager of Aviation. “We are proud to have exceeded the federal goals for airport construction projects in 2013.”

About the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program:

To qualify as a certified DBE, a company must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. Its daily business operations must also be controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it. For more information about business opportunities at DIA, visit http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/index.asp.


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