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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 Sets All-Time Record for April Passenger Traffic

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DIA Continues To See Strong Growth in 2014

DENVER — June 3, 2014 — Denver International Airport (DIA) set a record for the busiest April in its 19-year history, as overall passenger traffic and international passenger traffic continued to climb in 2014. Overall passenger traffic at DIA increased in April by 3.2 percent, with 4,161,815 passengers using the airport in April 2014 compared to 4,031,540 passengers in April 2013. Through the end of April, DIA has seen 16,542,752 passengers so far this year, an increase of 2.1 percent over the 16,209,851 passengers during the same timeframe last year.

The number of passengers traveling on international flights increased by 24 percent from 155,510 travelers in April 2013, to 192,870 travelers in April 2014. International passenger counts have continued to show steady growth at DIA as overall international traffic increased 23 percent through the first four months of 2014 compared to the same timeframe in 2013.

“In April 2014, all three of our largest partners, United, Southwest and Frontier, showed an increase in connecting passengers and high load factors, and the Easter holiday falling in April contributed to recordsetting April traffic,” said Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer of Denver International Airport. “International passenger traffic continued to trend strongly, up 24 percent from the same month last year. In April 2014, United’s international traffic increased by 27 percent, Southwest’s increased by nearly 47 percent and Frontier’s increased by 21 percent compared to April 2013. We are on track for a very strong year at Denver International Airport with our peak summer season just around the corner.”

Additionally, mail, freight and express cargo operations saw a 9.2-percent increase in April compared to the same month last year. To date, 162,477,217 pounds of cargo have been handled at DIA in 2014, down 2.4 percent from 166,514,572 pounds of cargo handled during the same timeframe in 2013.

The complete April 2014 traffic report is available at: http://business.flydenver.com/stats/traffic/index.asp.


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