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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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Inbound Peña Boulevard Reduced to One Lane This Weekend

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Work is Part of New RTD Commuter Rail Line Underpass

DENVER, CO – Nov. 15, 2013 – Eastbound (inbound) Peña Boulevard will be reduced to one lane this weekend as workers complete an underpass to serve the future commuter rail line to Denver International Airport (DIA). Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Sat., Nov. 16 through 5:00 a.m., Sun., Nov. 17 crews will reduce eastbound Peña Boulevard to one lane from Jackson Gap Boulevard to just past the Terminal East/Terminal West split.

“It’s important to complete this work now before the busy holiday travel season begins,” said Stu Williams, program manager for Denver International Airport’s Hotel and Transit Center Program. “Traffic is expected to be heavy at times so anyone traveling to the airport after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday should allow extra time to reach the terminal.”

During the closure, crews with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) will repaint the roadway markings, adjust overhead signs and reopen all lanes of inbound Peña Boulevard, including two lanes between the Terminal East/West split and the entrance to Terminal West which were closed in summer 2012 to allow RTD to construct a new underpass for the future FasTracks East Rail Line to DIA. The area is known as the “triple stack” because the commuter train will pass beneath two Peña Boulevard bridges, one carrying inbound Terminal West traffic and another carrying outbound Terminal East traffic, creating three levels of transportation movement.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and leave extra time to reach the airport ahead of their scheduled flight. Travelers should plan to reach the terminal two hours in advance of their flight’s scheduled departure.

DIA’s Hotel and Transit Center will open in 2015. RTD’s East Rail Line will begin operations in 2016.


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