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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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“Relax” Offers 1,300 Square Feet of Visual Wonder for DIA Passengers

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DENVER, CO — March 14, 2013 — Travelers passing through the A Concourse at Denver International Airport have a new visual wonder to experience on the way to their flights.

Relax, a new public artwork, is now on display at the airport. The artist team called Electroland installed the 1,300-square-foot display, comprised of five sequential illuminated panels at the east end of A gates in the lower level. Each individual image was inspired by the beauty and surprise of the airport experience.

“An airport is an ecosystem that surrounds the visitors with many ‘voices,’ with signage to warn, entice and give directions,” Electroland artist Cameron McNall said. “Our artwork uses strong graphic elements to mimic and comment artistically on these different voices, while also adding some humor and beauty.”

Each of the five bays along the concourse contains a different feature, including a wall that lights up to reveal the word “relax,” a giant picture of a tropical beach scene with moving water, a corridor with floor-to-ceiling mirrors on both sides and a bay featuring clouds with changing colors and the words “arrival” and “departure.”

“These wonderful pieces of art will help brighten up an area of the airport that is more known for its utility than for its beauty,” said Kim Day, Manager of Aviation. “Relax will enhance the passenger experience along the A Concourse and add to DIA’s reputation for having world-class public art.”

About Electroland

Electroland is a team of California-based artists who create objects, interactive experiences and large-scale public art. The team uses a broad range of media, including light, sound, images, motion, architecture and interactivity. For more information about Electroland, visit http://electroland.net

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program

DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” requirement for public facilities and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work.

Photos courtesy of Denver International Airport.


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