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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 Inbound Peña Boulevard Exit to Tower Road to Close May 19-23

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Closure is Part of Reconstruction of Peña Boulevard Between Tower Road and E-470

DENVER — May 14, 2014 — Drivers who normally use the inbound Peña Boulevard exit to Tower Road will need to seek alternate routes May 19 through 23 while crews with Denver International Airport (DIA) complete work on a new temporary alignment for inbound Peña Boulevard. Crews will close the exit ramp to Tower Road at 4 a.m. on Monday, May 19. The ramp will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Friday, May 23. Motorists wishing to access Tower Road from inbound Peña Boulevard during the closure are advised to use the 56th Avenue exit instead.

The airport is reconstructing a highly traveled section of Peña Boulevard between Second Creek (just west of Tower Road) and E-470. Deterioration of the concrete along the nearly one-mile section of Peña Boulevard has progressed to the point that routine maintenance is no long effective and the stretch of roadway must be rebuilt. DIA will maintain four lanes of traffic, two in each direction, throughout the project.

During the ramp closure, crews will finish construction on a temporary alignment for inbound Peña Boulevard. When the ramp reopens at approximately 5 a.m. on May 23, inbound Peña Boulevard traffic will be moved onto the new temporary alignment where it will remain until the project is complete. This will allow workers to reconstruct one side of Peña Boulevard while traffic utilizes the other side of the roadway.

This $9.6 million reconstruction project is expected to be complete by mid-November 2014, prior to the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

During construction, the speed limit on Peña Boulevard will be reduced to 45 miles per hour. Drivers heading to DIA are strongly encouraged to allow extra time to reach the airport.

Attached is a map showing the project area and construction phasing.


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