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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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Operational Updates at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – June 19, 2020 – Below are the latest operational updates from Denver International Airport (DEN).

New Concession in the Terminal

Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bagels have joined forces in the form of tuk-tuks, which are auto-rickshaws, to serve coffee and treats in the terminal. The tuk-tuks will remain stationary on Level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal near passenger arrivals and the south bridge and will offer coffee, water and juices as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps. The tuk-tuks are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The two concessions were brought to DEN by Mission Yogurt, an Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

Additionally, more concessions throughout the airport are beginning to reopen. Here is a list of open concessions.

Final Approach Updated Business Hours

All the concessions at Final Approach have reopened except Tia’s New Mexican Eats. However, the seating area in Final Approach remains closed. Below are the current hours for the restaurants that are now open:

  • Auntie Anne’s: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Lobby – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Drive-thru – 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Schlotzky’s: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wendy’s: Lobby – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Drive-thru – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Flight and Passenger Traffic Numbers

Passenger and employee traffic through TSA checkpoints at DEN was down 77.98% last week, compared to the same week in 2019. On June 18, TSA was projected to serve more than 20,000 passengers through security screening for the first time since March 17.

Checkpoint traffic has been growing an average of 17% week-over-week. For the week of June 8 – 13, DEN ranked #2 of all U.S. airports for TSA throughput, only LAX ranked higher.

Over the last week, DEN averaged 745 flights per day, down from about 1,850 daily flights from the same week last year.

Colorado Residents May Submit a Photo for DEN’s Upcoming Exhibit

DEN is seeking photographers to share their images for our first virtual-focused exhibit, Colorado from a Distance. The exhibit will capture the creative and inspiring ways people have stayed connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submissions should showcase positive interpretations of daily life, solutions for distantly celebrated special occasions, uplifting contact with loved ones or maintaining a sense of community in a unique and safe way.

Photographers must be Colorado residents and may only submit one photo. Submissions must contain a photo, 5 MB or less, and a completed entry form. All submissions must be sent to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Learn more at www.flydenver.com/about/art_culture/virtual_programming

First International Flight Returns to DEN

In case you missed it, on June 16, DEN welcomed its first international flight in 75 days. Mexico-based Volaris is now operating service between Denver and Guadalajara (GDL) two days per week for those with essential or repatriation needs. Volaris expects to continue to operate service between the two cities through the rest of the year and anticipates resuming nonstop flights from Denver to Mexico City and Chihuahua as conditions improve.

Updated information for passengers regarding COVID-19 is available at www.flydenver.com/traveler_services/covid-19


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