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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 to Temporarily Host Colorado Air National Guard F-16s

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DENVER – April 10, 2014 – Denver International Airport (DIA) will temporarily host the Colorado Air National Guard F-16s while the runway at Buckley Air Force Base undergoes reconstruction.

Members of the 140th Wing will relocate their operations to DIA later this month, and the F-16s will be taking off and landing, using Runway 35R. The jets will fly training missions twice daily, Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and one weekend a month until the fleet returns to Buckley at the completion of its runway construction.

“We are happy to be able to accommodate the Buckley AFB Air National Guard F-16 squad at DIA while their facility is being renovated,” said Denver’s Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “We support our military partners and while this temporary relocation required much planning and coordination we know our passengers and employees will enjoy watching these impressive aircraft takeoff and land at DIA.”

This is the second time the 140th Wing has temporarily relocated their operations to DIA, and based on previous experience, there are no anticipated effects on commercial flying operations at the airport. The area in which the F-16s will be parked will be restricted to military personnel and will be strictly guarded by military police around the clock.

“We are very grateful to be able to share runway space at DIA,” said 140th Wing Commander, Col. Floyd Dunstan. “Their cooperation in making this a smooth transition has been phenomenal, and we are very fortunate to have them as neighbors; our critical homeland defense mission will not be affected.”

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Denver International Airport (DIA) will temporarily host the Colorado Air National Guard F-16s while the runway at Buckley Air Force Base undergoes reconstruction.

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