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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’s Fire Station 35 Earns LEED Gold Certification

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DENVER – Aug. 25, 2017 – Denver International Airport (DEN) announced today that Fire Station 35, the newest on-airport fire station, has earned gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. This prestigious designation makes Fire Station 35 one of only six LEED Gold certified fire stations in Colorado, and only the second fire station in Denver to achieve this level of sustainable design.

Fire Station 35 features an advanced energy-efficient design resulting in the station being 48 percent more energy efficient than a typical fire station designed to building code. Construction on Fire Station 35 utilized more than 50 percent Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, as well as other low-emitting construction materials. These materials do not release harmful chemicals and simultaneously help reduce indoor pollutant sources and levels of indoor contaminants.

Additionally, more than 50 percent of construction waste materials were recycled or salvaged. The structure also features water systems designed to save 40 percent of total indoor potable water usage compared to a typical building of similar size and use. The building incorporates native vegetation and planned xeriscaping, exceeding local zoning requirements for green space by 50 percent, for a total of nearly 27,500 square feet of vegetated open space. Parking at the site includes designated spaces that prioritize low-emitting or fuel efficient vehicles. The structure also features an advanced roof designed to reduce “heat effect” on the surrounding environment. Materials used in the roof reflect a high percentage of solar heat as opposed to absorbing it, minimizing the amount of necessary cooling and water usage. The design also included an energy-efficient LED lighting system and advanced lighting controls throughout the building.

“Denver International Airport is committed to investing in sustainability when we construct new facilities, and the unique design of Fire Station 35 allows the airport to meet its obligations for protecting passengers and property while integrating sustainable technologies to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs,” said Scott Morrissey, DEN’s senior director for sustainability.

Located at 25365 E. 75th Ave., near Jackson Gap Road and E. 75th Avenue, Fire Station 35 is the first onairport fire station dedicated to responding to public safety events on the airport’s landside properties. The station’s location was selected to provide firefighters with quick access to Peña Boulevard, the Federal Aviation Administration’s radar control center, the Final Approach cell phone waiting area, the airport’s south cargo campus, the Jeppesen Terminal, the Westin Denver International Airport and transit center and other structures. The other four DEN fire stations are located on the airfield and focus on aircraft rescue firefighting and structural response.

About the Denver Fire Department at Denver International

Airport The Denver Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to the employees, visitors and passengers at DEN. There are now five fire stations staffed with a total of 30 firefighters on duty 24/7 who are certified in Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting. Founded in 1866, the Denver Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver and the communities they serve; respecting each other through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training; and working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with dedication to purpose. www.denvergov.org/fire


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