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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 Sets Record for Minority and Women-Owned Concession Revenue

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DENVER — March 3, 2015 — Minority- and women-owned concessions companies at Denver International Airport (DIA) earned more than $129 million in the 2014 fiscal year, setting a record for disadvantaged business revenue at DIA.

DIA participates in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program, which provides opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms to participate in airport concessions by setting participation goals for every shop, restaurant and service provided at the airport since the federal program began in 2006.

In 2014, the Denver Office of Economic Development’s Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) set DIA’s ACDBE aspirational participation goal at 33 percent of total concession revenue. The 52 certified ACDBE companies at DIA earned a total of $129,971,406 in FY2014 – accounting for a record 39.35 percent of gross concessions revenue.

“Denver International Airport is committed to inclusivity, and to providing significant growth opportunities for disadvantaged-, minority-, and women-owned firms in all airport business prospects,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “We are proud to have exceeded the FAA-approved ACDBE goals, as part of our initiative to increase diversity throughout the airport and our operations.” Denver International Airport ACDBE Annual Achievement by Year

Year
(FAA FY Oct. 1 - Sept. 30)
Total Concessions RevenueACDBE RevenueACDBE Participation Rate
05/06$193,140,505$52,421,00127.14%
06/07$234,650,324$75,285,77332.08%
07/08$253,386,460$69,992,57527.62%
08/09$232,563,619$76,234,60932.78%
09/10$247,617,980$81,819,73233.04%
10/11$265,340,805$102,951,45138.80%
11/12$279,862,084$107,864,36138.54%
12/13$300,271,540$113,310,89637.74%
13/14$330,305,526$129,971,40639.35%

The airport’s overall concessions program ended calendar year 2014 with $322,803,611 in gross revenue, which is 9.5 percent higher than the $294.8 million generated by the program in 2013. DIA currently offers a total of about 140 shops, restaurants and services in more than 177,000 square feet of space. The revenue translates to an average of $12.07 per enplaned passenger in 2014 – an increase of 7.58 percent over the $11.22 per enplanement in 2013 and an all-time high for DIA. The airport served a record 53.4 million passengers in 2014.

DIA’s Commerce Hub helps connect small businesses with opportunities at the airport and obtain ACDBE certification. For more information, email [email protected].


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