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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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TRAFFIC ALERT Outbound Pena Blvd. Detour Planned for Saturday Night

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Workers Setting Girders on New East Line Commuter Rail Bridge

DENVER, CO — May 17, 2013 — Motorists traveling from Denver International Airport (DIA) on Saturday, May 18 between 11:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday, May 19 should be alert for detours on outbound Peña Blvd. due to construction on the new East Rail Line. Crews with the Regional Transportation District’s contractor, Denver Transit Partners, will be setting girders on the new commuter rail bridge over Peña Boulevard near the DIA solar farm and employee parking lot. Drivers could encounter delays of up to 15 minutes.

  • Saturday, May 18 from 11:30 p.m. until 4a.m. Sunday, May 19: All lanes of westbound (outbound) Peña Blvd. will be closed while crews set bridge girders. Traffic traveling from DIA to Peña Blvd. from both the East and West Terminals will be detoured onto New Castle Street, a DIA service Road.
    – Motorists traveling from the East Terminal/Garage will turn right onto the detour route after crossing the west terminal access roadway, merge onto New Castle Street, to E. 78th Ave., to Jackson Gap St. where they may access Peña Boulevard.
    – Motorists traveling from the West Terminal/Garage will turn right onto the detour route past Oak Hill Street at the designated crossing area, merge onto New Castle Street, to E. 78th Ave., to Jackson Gap St. where they may access Peña Blvd.
  • Traffic on eastbound (inbound) Pena Boulevard will not be affected

A map of the detour routes is attached to this release.

Flaggers will be in place at all crossing locations to facilitate safe traffic flow through the detour areas. Drivers should follow all traffic control signs and allow additional time for travel. Because traffic is light during this time period, we expect only minimal delays.

This work is part of the construction of the East Rail Line between downtown Denver and DIA. The project is part of RTD’s FasTracks program.

Drivers are asked to slow down in construction zones and comply with posted signs. Construction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors. In the event of after-hour emergencies, call 1855-EAGLE P3 (324-5373). For additional construction information, or if you have questions, please contact the DTP Public Information Team at 303-297-5284.

For online project information including construction and traffic detours, go to: www.rtd-fastracks.com/ep3_26.


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