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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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“The Science of a Successful Airport”: Denver International Airport Holds Fifth Annual “State of DIA” Luncheon

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DENVER, CO — March 12, 2013 — Today, Denver International Airport (DIA), the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition (MDAC) hosted the fifth-annual State of DIA luncheon at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Kim Day, DIA’s Manager of Aviation, addressed the airport’s 2012 successes and the exciting developments coming in 2013 and beyond. Day highlighted new routes in 2012, including new service to three international destinations – Reykjavik, Mexico City and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Day said that 2013 will bring more excitement in terms of air service, with flights to Tokyo scheduled to begin later this spring by United. The airport also is working to secure service to Panama City, Panama, which provides unparalleled options for reaching destinations across the South American continent.

“Our region and state can support this service due to our dynamic economy and vibrant tourism offerings,” Day said of the new international destinations.

Day also addressed new concessions and other amenities coming to DIA this year, including Elway’s steakhouse and Udi’s Café and Bar, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tattered Cover and Xpress Spa, among others. DIA has also launched its Premium Value Program for our concessionaires, which rewards top performers with new leases and ensures that DIA will have dozens of additional opportunities for new and existing partners.

Day also noted DIA’s benefits from participation in the Federal Aviation Administration’s new NextGen program, which allows for continuous descent and ascent for inbound and outbound flights and, in the process, reduces fuel needs and associated costs. The South Terminal Redevelopment Program also is in full swing, with progress being made on both the RTD commuter rail line and accompanying Westin Hotel.

DIA’s commitment to strong relationships with its airlines, federal agencies and local jurisdictions was noted as well. When discussing DIA’s formula for success, Day explained that DIA is not an island.

“We are integrated with metro Denver, with the region, and with the state, said Day. “We pride ourselves on the positive relationships with our airlines, understand their needs—and then work to meet their needs within our overall model. We work hard to improve the entire experience for each and every one of the passengers who use DIA. And, we work hard with our concessionaires to make sure the airport provides a viable business environment.”

The presenting sponsor of the 2013 State of DIA luncheon is Mortensen/Hunt/Saunders Tri-Venture. Additional support is provided by the Metro Denver EDC and the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition. A copy of Day’s full remarks is available online at: http://business.flydenver.com/info/news/index.asp.


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