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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 Names Patrick Heck Chief Commercial Officer

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DENVER – Aug. 4, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced the appointment Patrick Heck as the airport’s new chief commercial officer-executive vice president for global development. In this role, Heck will be in charge of commercial properties, concessions, parking and ground transportation, air service development, airline affairs and strategic partnerships and economic development.

Heck began his career at DEN in 2006 as the airport’s strategic advisor, overseeing the airport’s performance measurement and strategic planning operations. From 2007-2009 he served as DEN’s deputy manager for revenue and business development, where he was responsible for all commercial activities at the airport including food and beverage, retail, parking and ground transportation. From 2009-2014 Heck served as DEN’s chief financial officer, overseeing the airport’s financial functions, including the capital improvement budget, debt portfolio and operating budget.

Heck is returning to DEN after most recently serving as vice president for commercial at the Manchester Airport Group USA, and prior to that as the chief financial officer at Continuum Partners in Denver.

Heck’s long career in aviation began with United Airlines in 2000, when he served as the airline’s senior business analyst for the United Flight Training Center. In 2003 he assumed the role of manager for United’s flight training scheduling, and in 2005 he was named general manager for United’s flight training services.

Heck earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and music from the University of Denver.

“We are so happy to welcome Patrick Heck back to DEN. Patrick has a long history at DEN that includes experience managing billions of dollars in airport debt and assets, as well as a deep knowledge of the airport’s financial and business operations,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Patrick will oversee our global development through ambitious revenue-generation and elite air service development programs as we grow our presence and increase connections around the world while keeping the costs to our airlines competitive.”

Heck will assume his new role beginning September 19.

A photo of Heck is attached.


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