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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 Increases Efforts to Help Keep Passengers and Employees Healthy

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Passengers urged to follow guidance from CDC and public health officials and to take reasonable precautions to avoid getting sick

DENVER – Mar. 2, 2020 – While Denver International Airport (DEN) is not one of the 20 airports being screened by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the safety and well-being of our passengers and employees is our number one priority. In an effort to ensure that passengers feel comfortable traveling and working, DEN has made several proactive enhancements to our facility and our cleaning procedures. The airport also conducts drills regularly with our municipal partners to respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies.

“We are actively monitoring and assessing the potential impacts of the coronavirus and working closely with our local and federal partners and our airlines to reduce the risk to our passengers,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “While we are providing hygiene assistance for our passengers, we strongly urge everyone to follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, including normal best practices to prevent the spread of germs.”

Specifically, DEN’s enhancements in place or coming soon to help protect our passengers and employees include:

  • Installing sanitary wipes in jet bridges to allow passengers to then sanitize their seat on the plane.
  • Adding additional stations where passengers and employees can access free hand sanitizer. This includes the TSA security lines and information booths. Some airlines have hand sanitizer in the boarding areas as well.
  • Increasing the frequency and intensity of efforts to disinfect washrooms and other public areas with cleaning agents intended to kill germs.
  • DEN has already been sanitizing the trains to the gates daily and will continue to do so with an even stronger focus to kill germs.
  • DEN has also already been using passenger checkpoint screening trays treated with powerful antimicrobial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses on the surface of the bins used by travelers at the TSA checkpoints.

In addition, we urge all passengers and employees to thoroughly wash their hands with soap regularly for at least 20 seconds, utilize our hand sanitizer stations and cough and sneeze into their elbow. All of these are easy and effective ways to avoid contracting or transmitting common colds, flu and other viruses.

As the situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, DEN will continue to review best practices and make additional enhancements as needed in order to reduce the spread of germs. In the meantime, we encourage our passengers to get the latest information about the coronavirus from the CDC or Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.


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