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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: DIA to Temporarily Close Terminal East Passenger Drop-Off Area August 22-24

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Closure allows crews to finalize concrete pavement for new Level 6 Elevated Roadway

DENVER, CO – August 15, 2014 – The new elevated roadways on the east side of Denver International Airport (DIA) are nearly complete, but to finish concrete work on the new Level 6 East bridge, crews will close the Terminal East passenger drop-off area completely from 10 p.m. August 22 through 4 a.m. August 24. The closure will allow workers to pour the final piece of concrete connecting the new elevated roadway to the Terminal East Level 6 passenger drop-off area. During the closure, motorists will use Level 4 East for both passenger pick-up and drop-off.

“We will be pouring the final piece of the new Level 6 elevated roadway, which requires us to restrict vehicle traffic near the area in order to allow the concrete to achieve the needed level of strength before traffic resumes on the bridge,” said Stu Williams, program manager for the project. “Once the concrete is set, we will open the bridge and our disruptions to traffic on the east side of Jeppesen Terminal will essentially be complete.”

Delays are likely for those picking up and dropping off passengers on the east side of Jeppesen Terminal. Passengers are strongly advised to arrive at the airport two hours in advance of their flight’s scheduled departure, especially those flying out on Saturday, August 23.

During the 30-hour closure beginning at 10 p.m. August 22 and lasting through 4 a.m. August 24, vehicle restrictions will be in place for the east side of Jeppesen Terminal. All vehicles more than eight feet in height must use Terminal West.

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

With the opening of the new elevated roadway on Level 6 East, all of the bridges on the south side of the terminal are now in their permanent alignments. Minor traffic disruptions are possible until all finishing work is completed on the project.

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

WHAT: Closure of Level 6 East (passenger drop-off) – Motorists to use Level 4, Terminal East

WHEN: Friday, August 22 at 10 p.m. through Sunday, August 24 at 4 a.m.

WHY: DIA will close Level 6 East while the last piece of concrete is poured and cured on the new elevated roadway.


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