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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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Travelers Can Now Help the Homeless by Donating Spare Change before Going Through Security at Denver International Airport

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DENVER, CO — Feb. 4, 2013 — 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 this morning.

DIA installed the new change collection containers in an effort to support the city’s plan to end homelessness. 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.

“Sparing some change by one person will be compounded by the volume of travelers at Denver International Airport,” said Mayor Hancock. “Passengers need to empty coins from their pockets before the security line anyway, so now that money will go to helping some of the most vulnerable in our community. Denver has seen many success stories of homeless individuals and families getting back on their feet, and this is another innovative way that we are supporting those efforts.”

This isn’t the first time DIA has installed collection sites to benefit Denver’s Road Home. In late 2007, more than a dozen donation parking meters were posted inside the airport, which have brought in more than $10,000 in donations. The parking meters are part of a public awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness that there is a better way to give. Meters are located in areas throughout the airport where passengers can walk by and donate change.

The Mayor’s donation also marks the three-day countdown to the eighth annual PJ Day celebration, which takes place February 7 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 can be viewed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSoW_Sd-q_I.

Photo caption: Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was the first to donate spare change to help the homeless at a Denver International Airport security line this morning. Manager of Aviation Kim Day and Denver’s Road Home Executive Director Bennie Milliner are next to help the homeless with their spare change.

About Denver’s Road Home

Denver’s Road Home is a citywide initiative to end homelessness in Denver. Now in its eighth 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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