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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 Seeking Ideas for Alternative Methods for Passenger Flow to and from the Terminal and Concourses

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DENVER – Oct. 28, 2021 – Today, Denver International Airport (DEN) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking alternative methods for passengers to move between the Jeppesen Terminal and the concourses. Currently, passengers must take a train to access two of the three concourses. Although the train has an up time of 99.83%, DEN is looking for ways to build redundancy and provide passengers with options.

“This is the first step in what will be a very thorough process to analyze solutions including the cost-benefit of each solution,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “We know there are some obvious solutions, but many of those aren’t cost effective and that is why we are looking to our industry partners for innovative and creative solutions. Ultimately, we want to prepare DEN for the future while providing an improved journey through the airport for our passengers.”

When the airport opened in 1995, it was designed to serve 50 million passengers. In 2019 prior to the pandemic, DEN served 69 million passengers. By next year, it is expected DEN will meet or exceed 2019 numbers and in approximately 10 years will reach 100 million passengers.

To help DEN prepare for the growth, Washington has implemented Vision 100, a comprehensive and thoughtful plan to ensure the airport is ready and able to effectively serve 100 million annual passengers. Vision 100 consists of four pillars: Powering Our People, Growing Our Infrastructure, Maintaining What We Have and Expanding Our Global Connections.

Through this RFI, DEN is seeking the best concepts, ideas and solutions to help the airport grow our infrastructure and maintain what we have so the airport is prepared for 100 million passengers annually in the next decade.

The expectation is for applicants to share and embrace DEN’s guiding principles:

  • Sustainability & Resiliency
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Continuous Stakeholder Input/Feedback
  • Enhance the Customer Experience

RFI proposals are due on Jan. 11, 2022. At that time, DEN will review proposals and determine next steps which may include exploring individual concepts in more details. The RFI, however, will not necessarily lead to a contract with a company, but will rather guide DEN to its next steps in this solutions development process.

For more information on the qualifications, deadlines and how to apply, visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/cityandcountyofdenverdepartmentofaviation.


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