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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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Holiday Travel to Pick Up at DEN

DENVER – Dec. 17, 2020 – The holidays are upon us and Denver International Airport (DEN) is ready for those who have decided to travel. As always, the airport’s priority is the health and safety of passengers and employees and DEN has implemented a number of measures to make your journey safe and efficient.

Preliminary estimates indicate a 49% decline in passenger traffic compared to 2019 (Dec. 19-Jan. 3). The projected busiest days are Dec. 23, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 with more than 39,000 travelers expected to pass through DEN TSA checkpoints on each of those days. In 2019, DEN served approximately 74,000-77,000 passengers through TSA checkpoints during the busiest days over the holiday.

We encourage passengers traveling this holiday season to follow our top ten tips to ensure a smooth journey through DEN:

1. Your safety at DEN is our top priority. Face coverings are required to be worn by everyone in the public space at DEN. Passengers who need a mask can purchase one at concessions throughout the airport or at one of two vending machines located in the terminal. Signage and other indicators have been placed around the airport to encourage social distancing. Plexiglass barriers have also been placed at check-in counters, TSA document screening, airline podiums and some shops and restaurants. Learn more about COVID-19 safety efforts here.

2. COVID-19 testing is now available at DEN through Xpres Spa on Concourse B. The site is open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Two types of tests are offered: a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which costs $75, and a Rapid Molecular test which costs $200. Find out more information by clicking here.

3. Eats Delivered is a new way for passengers to dine at DEN with less contact and no lines. By downloading the free AtYourGate app, travelers can order fresh and delicious food and get it delivered to them at their gate or anywhere else inside the airport. The service is available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, perfect for a late breakfast, lunch and dinner orders. Food will be delivered in approximately 30 minutes or less. App users can choose from one of seven participating restaurants: Denver Central Market, Einstein’s Bagels, Garbanzo, McDonald’s, Root Down, Timberline Steaks & Grille and Vino Volo. More information about Eats Delivered can be found here.

4. VeriFLY is a new airport experience that brings less contact and congestion, and more safety and speed to travelers at DEN. Passengers who download the free VeriFLY app can make a reservation for access to a dedicated TSA screening lane and a reserved limited-capacity train car to the concourse. Learn more about VeriFLY by clicking here.

5. Parking at DEN has changed due to COVID-19. DEN’s shuttle parking lots, including Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert, East Economy lot and valet parking in both garages are currently closed. Parking shuttles are running from the West Economy lot to the DEN Transit Center as usual, every 10 minutes. Shuttle capacity is limited to approximately eight passengers at a time. Learn more about parking changes or view a list of alternative shuttle lots here. Remember to check FlyDenver.com and signage on Peña Boulevard for the latest parking information.

6. The A-Bridge is an alternate way for passengers to get to their gate, instead of taking the train from the terminal. Passengers flying out of or into an A gate should walk across the A-Bridge on Level 6, which eliminates the need to get on the train completely. Passengers flying out of or into a B or C gate can also access the A-Bridge, which will shorten their travel time on the train – just get off the train at the A gates and take the elevator or escalator to the A-Bridge.

7. Navigate terminal construction by following all signage on Peña Boulevard to get to the correct airline check-in area of the terminal (East or West side). Once inside the airport, follow signs to your destination or access our interactive map online by scanning QR codes posted at check-in and throughout the terminal to help navigate around construction.

8. Navigate Peña Boulevard construction lane closures. Drivers headed to the terminal on inbound Peña Boulevard should stay in the dedicated east-side or west-side lanes before entering the construction zone at Jackson Gap. Drivers should use the left lane if they are picking up or dropping off passengers at Terminal West or parking in Economy Parking. Drivers should use the right lane if they are picking up or dropping off passengers at Terminal East. All airlines and security checkpoints are accessible from both Terminal West and Terminal East.

9. The return to terminal loop has moved to Jackson Gap. Drivers who are picking up passengers at DEN should wait at the cell phone waiting lot at final approach until their party arrives at the passenger pick-up area on the curb.

10. Take a load off in the new expansion area on the west side of Concourse B, the first four new gates of the Gate Expansion Program. The space has all-new amenities and DEN’s very first outdoor deck with beautiful mountain views and inviting firepit seating! Learn more about the Gate Expansion project here.


Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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