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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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DIA Prepares to Implement Construction Detours for Terminal East Passenger Pick-up and Drop-Off

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DENVER, CO – Nov. 7, 2013 – Beginning Saturday, Nov. 9, motorists picking up and dropping off passengers at Denver International Airport’s (DIA) Terminal East will notice minor changes to their routes as they leave the airport. Crews will implement the following slight detours for Levels 4 and 6 of DIA’s Terminal East to allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the elevated roadways that carry traffic exiting the east side of the terminal:

  • Level 4 (Arrivals): Drivers will encounter a minor detour through the garage and out to Peña Boulevard
  • Level 5: Traffic will not change and will remain in its current configuration. The Level 5 bridge was demolished and reconstructed during a previous phase of work
  • Level 6 (Departures): Drivers will exit via a temporary ramp to the new Level 5 roadway exit

VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS:

  • Level 4 (Arrivals): Vehicles more than eight feet in height, weighing more than 40,000 pounds or pulling trailers must use Terminal West
  • Level 6 (Departures): Vehicles more than 14 feet in height, weighing more than 40,000 pounds or pulling trailers must use Terminal West

Crews will begin implementing the Terminal East detours at 11 p.m. on Friday. The detours will all be in place no later than 6 a.m. Saturday. All changes are for the east side of the terminal only and will not impact Terminal West traffic or parking. Additional staff will be in place at Terminal East passenger pick-up and drop-off to assist motorists with the new exit routes.

The Terminal East roadway detours will be in place through late 2014. Motorists may encounter intermittent lane closures during this time. Once complete, all of the elevated roadways on the south side of the terminal will be in their permanent alignments.

Airlines located on Terminal East include AirTran, Alaska Air, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit Airlines.

For the latest information on construction impacts, drivers are encouraged to visit www.flydenver.com.

WHAT: Detour routes for Level 4 East (passenger pick-up) and Level 6 East (passenger drop-off)

WHEN: Saturday, November 9 – late 2014

WHERE: East side of Jeppesen Terminal

WHY: DIA is reconstructing the bridges on the south side of Jeppesen Terminal as part of the Hotel and Transit Center Program. The $544 million program includes the construction of a 519-room Westin hotel and conference center, a public plaza and a transit center which will serve all RTD buses and the new East Rail Line which will connect DIA to downtown Denver’s Union Station.


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