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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 Tests Emergency Response with a Full Scale Aircraft Disaster Exercise

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DENVER – Aug. 27, 2014 – Denver International Airport (DIA) today conducted a full scale aircraft disaster exercise to test on-scene coordination between the Emergency Operation Center and Incident Commander; fatality management; firefighting operation and support; triage and pre-hospital treatment; and public information and communication. Several new systems were tested for possible integration into DIA’s emergency plans to help with tracking patients and responders.

More than 400 people participated, including role players of passengers, friends and relatives. Multiple agencies partnered in this exercise: Denver Health, FAA, Federal Air Marshals, Denver Fire Department, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, FBI, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Denver Police Department, Denver Medical Examiner and Denver Public Health, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Frontier Airlines and 11 hospitals.

“Collaborating with federal, regional and local partners to develop a robust training program allows DIA to maintain the highest level of emergency preparedness and response,” said Deputy Manager for Airport Operations, Ken Greene. “These relationships and being able to collaborate effectively are vital in order to work together during a crisis. Information taken from this exercise will be used to enhance our emergency response plans.”

This exercise meets the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement for DIA to conduct a full scale exercise every three years. In addition to these mandated training exercises, DIA conducts a number of different exercises each year.

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