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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 Tallies Record $335.7 Million in Shopping and Dining Sales


DENVER – Feb. 25, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) generated more than $335.7 million in gross concessions revenue in 2015, marking the third consecutive year of record-setting sales.

The airport’s shopping, dining and services program ended 2015 with $335,763,083 in gross revenue, which is 4 percent higher than the $322,858,875 generated by the program in 2014. The airport’s innovative Retail Merchandising Unit (RMU) and kiosk program, which gives small businesses an opportunity to do business at the airport without a large capital investment, accounted for about $16 million of the total gross revenue.

The revenue translates to an average of $12.43 per enplaned passenger in 2015 – an increase of 2.9 percent over the $12.08 per enplanement in 2014 and an all-time high for DEN. The airport served a record 54 million passengers in 2015.

The sales resulted in an estimated $12,255,116 in sales tax to the City and County of Denver and about $57,589,038 million in concessions revenue to DEN. The airport relies on revenue from airline and non-airline sources, as no taxpayer money received by the city’s General Fund is used for DEN expenditures.

“On the heels of Denver International Airport’s 20th anniversary year, we are continuing to transform our shopping and dining program to meet the needs of today’s travelers by offering better variety, healthier options and a mix of local and internationally recognized brands,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “Passengers are showing they approve by their increased spending, and this revenue is essential to maintaining competitive airline fees – which keeps fares low and provides incentives for new routes.”

DEN currently offers a total of about 140 shops, restaurants and services in more than 177,000 square feet of space. A total of 18 new or updated concessions opened at DEN in 2015, including nine new locations on the recently expanded west end of the C Concourse: Tapas Bar, No Boundaries, Coffee Bean/Tea Leaf, Modmarket, CNBC, XpresSpa, Big Bowl/Magic Pan, Say Si Bon, and Happy Cakes & Allegro Coffee. The airport opened five new gates on the C Concourse in late 2014, and the nine new concessions represent a bold new vision for the customer experience through an innovative integrated concessions concept that pairs retail and dining options with lounge seating, power hubs, an extended liquor license within the gate areas, and tablebased iPad ordering capabilities.

Other new additions to DEN in 2015 included Victoria’s Secret, Modmarket and Time Travel. This year, the airport is working to add a brewery-themed restaurant at the Westin Denver International Airport, as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

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