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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 Top U.S. Airport Among World’s 10-Best Large Airports

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DIA Earns Multiple Honors in Customer-Based Rankings

DENVER, Colo. — March 11, 2015 — Travelers from more than 160 different countries have voted Denver International Airport (DIA) No. 8 on the list of the world’s best large airports, making DIA the highest rated large American airport on the prestigious 2015 World Airport Awards list.

DIA moved up one position from last year’s rankings, landing in the No. 8 spot among the world’s best airports serving more than 50 million passengers. DIA also was recognized as the No. 3 best airport in North America.

“As Denver International Airport celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we are putting a renewed focus on the needs and desires of our passengers and making investments that are elevating the overall travel experience at DIA,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “The new Westin hotel will open this November, and rail service between the airport and Denver Union Station will begin in spring of 2016. With a healthy financial base, a tremendous facility and a thriving regional economy, we are well positioned to do even better things in the next 20 years.”

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are voted on by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The awards are based on 13 million customer nominations across 112 nationalities of air travelers, and included 550 airports worldwide. The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service and products – including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration and departure at the gate.

The 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards recognized DIA in several additional categories including:

Ranked No. 2 for Best Airport Staff in North America

Ranked No. 2 for Best Regional Airport in North America

Ranked No. 5 for Best Domestic Airport

Ranked No. 7 for World’s Best Regional Airport

The entire list of Skytrax winners can be viewed online.


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