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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 Turn Off Lights on Iconic Mustang Statue, Entrance Signs for Earth Hour 2015


DENVER — March 27, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DIA) will once again participate in the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, by turning off several prominent lights.

This is the third year that DIA has participated in Earth Hour by turning off the illuminated DIA sign along Peña Boulevard, the illuminated sign marking the Jeppesen Terminal and the lights on the airport’s iconic “Mustang” statue.

The airport will first turn the LED sign along eastbound/inbound Pena Boulevard green, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in a symbolic expression of Denver’s efforts to work toward a greener city and planet. The sign, along with an illuminated sign at the entry to the Jeppesen Terminal and the lights that illuminate the “Mustang” statue, will be turned off entirely from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in celebration of Earth Hour.

DIA is also encouraging its employees to turn off non-essential lights during Earth Hour. “Denver International Airport is dedicated to sustainability and Earth Hour provides a visible way to demonstrate that commitment,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Our industry-leading environmental programs continue to expand. Last year, we converted 5,000 garage lights to LEDs; our composting grew to more than 100 tons; we added 2 megawatts of capacity to our solar arrays; and our water bottle filling stations have saved 1.2 million plastic containers since 2013. We hope on Saturday the community reconfirms its commitment along with us, and turns the lights off for an hour.”

The Earth Hour event will not affect operations at the airport, and the lights will be turned back on at the conclusion of the hour.

DIA will also celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with an educational and interactive booth located in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal. Passengers may stop by the booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enter contests, receive free gifts and learn more about DIA’s commitment to the environment over the past 20 years.

About DIA’s Environmental Programs

Denver International Airport is one of the most environmentally responsible airports in the world. DIA was built with sustainability in mind 20 years ago and has a comprehensive Environmental Management System in place. The airport uses natural day-lighting, dedicated deicing pads, a comprehensive deicing fluid collection and recycling system, 400-Hz power and pre-conditioned air supplied to aircraft parked at gates to reduce emissions, and a hydrant system for fuel deliveries to reduce the potential for spills and excessive fuel truck traffic. Other energy conservation measures included high-efficiency motors for fans and other equipment, low-E insulating glass in most windows, LED lighting and a flexible modular HVAC system design. The airport also supports comprehensive composting and recycling programs, and uses compressed natural gas vehicles to reduce emissions.

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