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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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Spare Change Donation Program For the Homeless Takes Off at Denver International Airport

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DIA generosity a model for other airports

DENVER, CO — Feb. 3, 2014 — Last February, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was the first to donate spare change to help the homeless at a Denver International Airport (DIA) security screening checkpoint, and just one year later, millions of generous passengers have raised more than $82,000.

DIA installed the change collection containers in an effort to support Denver’s Road Home, the city’s plan to end homelessness, last February. There are a total of four containers: one located before the south security screening checkpoint, one before the north security screening checkpoint and two before the A-security screening checkpoint.

“I’m inspired by the generosity of the travelers passing through Denver International Airport,” said Mayor Hancock. “Passengers really have stepped up to help those less fortunate by emptying change from their pockets and into the donation receptacles for Denver’s Road Home. Their generosity is helping to end homelessness one person, one family at a time.”

The change collection receptacles are one way DIA is supporting the homeless in Denver. In late 2007, DIA placed a dozen donation parking meters inside the airport, which brought in approximately $1,800 annually for Denver’s Road Home. The parking meters are part of a fundraising campaign aimed at raising awareness about homelessness and better ways to give. DIA’s combined efforts to raise money for the homeless through the change receptacles and meters have raised $82,000 from last February through January 31, 2014.

“Since the launch of the spare change donation program last February, numerous airports have contacted us to learn from our success, as they are interested in setting up similar fundraising efforts in their own facilities,” said Denver’s Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “It is very rewarding to know that this program will have a positive impact, and we look forward to seeing our impact grow.”

Today marks the three-day countdown to the ninth annual PJ Day celebration, which takes place Feb. 6 to benefit Denver’s Road Home. The money raised on PJ Day goes directly to Denver’s Road Home, which gives homeless men, women and children an alternative to sleeping on the streets. To learn more, visit http://pjday.org.

Video of the Mayor donating change last year can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSoW_Sd-q_I.

Photo caption: Denver International Airport installed change collection containers in an effort to support Denver’s Road Home, the city’s plan to end homelessness, last February, raising more than $82,000 to date. There are two containers located before the A-security checkpoint pictured here in addition to one located before the south security screening checkpoint and another before the north security screening checkpoint.

About Denver’s Road Home

Denver’s Road Home is a citywide initiative to end homelessness in Denver. Now in its ninth year, Denver’s Road Home partners with providers and the community to help homeless men, women and children. The organization funds substance abuse programs, mental health programs, emergency shelter, housing, outreach, prevention, employment services and many other programs geared at helping the homeless. To learn more, visit www.DenversRoadHome.org.


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