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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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Sixteen Coloradoans Appointed to Serve on Denver International Airport’s Community Advisory Committee

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DENVER – April 26, 2022 – In November 2021, Denver International Airport (DEN) CEO Phil Washington announced the creation of the DEN Community Advisory Committee (CAC) – a group assembled to provide insight, guidance and advice to advance DEN’s global reach, competitiveness and reputation as a leader in aviation as we prepare for 100 million annual passengers in approximately 10 years.

“One of the airport’s guiding principles is to seek ongoing stakeholder feedback and input,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “DEN is more than just an airport; it is the economic engine for Colorado and a wide range of people are affected by our decisions and operations. The CAC will help DEN ensure community feedback is understood and kept at the forefront of our decisions and that feedback will help us become an even better airport.”

DEN CEO Phil Washington has appointed 16 Coloradoans to serve on DEN’s CAC. As members, they will provide advice on the various airport projects, initiatives and programs; assist with the review and discussion of airport plans; advise airport leadership in planning for issues of interest to the CAC; and advise airport leadership on the best way of seeking public input as appropriate.

Representatives selected reflect diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, experience and perspective regarding issues such as travel, customer experience, business, construction, environmental transportation and tourism.

Members of the CAC include: Brian Atencio (Adams County), John Crow (Adams County), Ben Johnson (Arapahoe County), John “Chip” Southern (Arapahoe County), Erica Valdez (Arapahoe County), Kai Abelkis (Boulder County), Miriam Williams (Broomfield County), Tricia Allen (City and County of Denver), Maria Chamberlain (City and County of Denver), Tricia Downing (City and County of Denver – representing disability inclusion), Ana-Maria Drughi (City and County of Denver), John Kelleher (City and County of Denver), Shonita McCaster-Mueller (City and County of Denver), Deepak Bhasin (Douglas County), Megan Schulze (Jefferson County) and Scott Yeager (Jefferson County).

The committee will meet quarterly starting in June.


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