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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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South Terminal Redevelopment Program Goes Vertical at Denver International Airport

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Hotel On Track for 2015 Opening, DIA Launches Live Video of Construction Site

DENVER, CO — March 27, 2013 — Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program construction has reached a milestone. Vertical construction is now underway, and the 519-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center is starting to take shape.

The construction of the hotel and conference center, as well as a train station connecting the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver, completes the original vision for the airport, which has grown into a $22 billion a year economic engine for the region’s economy. The five-year, $544 million construction program will strengthen the airport’s connection to Denver’s urban core.

“We are excited to see the hotel and train hall beginning to take shape,” said Kim Day, Manager of Aviation. “This project will lead to new economic opportunities for the city of Denver, increase the amenities we offer our customers, and provide a convenient and efficient connection to downtown for our passengers and residents.”

The South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of three independent, yet physically integrated projects, which include the design and construction of:

  • A 519-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center that will include a full-service restaurant, full gym and indoor pool uniquely situated in the saddle of the upper level of the hotel to maximize panoramic views of the mountains and the planes;
  • A Public Transit Center that includes a Regional Transportation District (RTD) Aviation commuter rail station with trains making the 30-minute trip connecting the airport with Denver’s Union Station, and;
  • A Public Plaza that will be Denver’s newest venue for programs and events where passengers and visitors can find entertainment, relaxation, art and restaurants.

During the next year, DIA expects the hotel’s foundation and superstructure to be completed, with one floor of the hotel being completed about every six weeks. Work will also focus on the public transit center platform, including large canopies. For more information about the South Terminal Redevelopment Program, please visit: http://www.flydenver.com/southterminalredevelopmentprogram

Streaming video of the construction site is now available for the public to view online at www.flydenver.com/ConstructionCam. The site allows for live video, panoramic views and archived images that track the progress of the South Terminal’s redevelopment.

Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport.


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