Skip To Content Privacy Page

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.

News and Press

Denver International Airport To Turn Off Lights on ‘Mustang,’ ‘Shadow Array’ Art for Earth Hour


Iconic Denver Artwork to Go Dark for Global Event

DENVER – March 24, 2017 – Denver International Airport (DEN) will join businesses, organizations and governments in cities around the world by turning off select lights for one hour this Saturday night as part of the global Earth Hour initiative.

This is the fifth year that DEN has participated in Earth Hour, which takes place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, as a symbolic recognition of the airport’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact.

This year, DEN is supporting this global event by turning off the lights on the airport’s iconic “Mustang” statue and the “Shadow Array” artwork at the Hotel and Transit Center. Mustang, by artist Luis Jiménez, is a 32-foottall sculpture that stands along the roadway to and from the Jeppesen Terminal. Shadow Array was installed in 2015 by Denver artist Patrick Marold at the commuter rail entrance to the airport’s Hotel and Transit Center, and features 236 beetle-kill spruce logs that are illuminated at night.

“Denver International Airport works hard to be a sustainability leader within the aviation industry,” said Scott Morrissey, DEN’s senior director for sustainability. “Earth Hour is one small way we can highlight our commitment to implementing solutions that save money, improve operational efficiency, and reduce emissions.”

The airport is also encouraging its employees to turn off other, non-essential lights during Earth 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.

Photos of Mustang and Shadow Array are attached. Please credit images to Denver International Airport.

About DEN’s Sustainability Programs

Denver International Airport is one of the most environmentally responsible airports in the world. DEN 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.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


Stay Connected! Sign Up for Nonstop News, the Monthly DEN Newsletter


8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

Customer Service

About DEN

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. Follow us on socials!