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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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Upcoming Overnight Closures of Inbound Peña Boulevard near DEN

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First night of work, Oct. 6

DENVER – Oct. 5, 2020 – Denver International Airport is continuing its work to improve safety and traffic flow on Peña Boulevard near the airport. As part of this work, crews will close a section of inbound Peña Boulevard at Jackson Gap Street overnight on four separate nights in October for necessary work on the project, including the removal and installation of large overhead signage. The first night of work will occur tomorrow, Oct. 6 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Other closures will take place overnight on Oct. 20, 21 and 27.

During the closure, detours will be in place. All airport traffic will be routed to East Terminal on Oct. 6 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Passengers being dropped off or picked up at the airport during this time should follow signs for Terminal East. RTD buses will pick up and drop off on Level 6 East during the closure.

On Oct. 6, between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. passengers will not be able to access economy parking. Instead, all passengers parking at the airport during this time should follow signage for East Garage Parking. All vehicles who enter the East Garage during the closure will be charged the economy parking rates which are $5 per hour, $17 for days 1-3, and $15 for days 4+.

During work, motorists should allow for additional time to get to the airport. The overnight closures of Peña Boulevard have been carefully planned during times when traffic volumes are lowest along the roadway.

Details
What: Full closure of inbound Peña Boulevard at Jackson Gap Street
When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7
Detour Route: Traffic will be detoured onto Jackson Gap, along 75th Avenue and Shady Grove Street and then back onto Peña Boulevard (see attached map)

Motorists should follow all posted signs and allow for an additional 15 minutes of travel time.

Other October Closures:

Crews will close a section of inbound Peña Boulevard at Jackson Gap Street overnight on three other nights in October for necessary work on the project, including the removal and installation of large overhead signage. In addition to the Oct. 6 closure, work will occur on Oct. 20, 21 and 27 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

During the closures, detours will be in place. All airport traffic will be routed to East Terminal on Oct. 6 and Oct. 27, there will be no access to Terminal West during work on these nights. Access to Terminal East and Terminal West will not be impacted on Oct. 20 and 21.

Project Information

As part of the project, the Return-to-Terminal route, which allows drivers on outbound Peña Boulevard to turn back to the terminal, will be relocated to Jackson Gap Street, about one mile from the current route. The new free-flow loop at Jackson Gap Street will improve traffic flow and simplify the route for traffic returning to the terminal. This phase of the project will be complete by early 2021.

Additionally, two additional lanes of traffic on inbound Peña between Jackson Gap Street and the terminal will be constructed to help reduce congestion and improve safety, capacity and traffic flow. Aging and failing infrastructure, including pavement that has been in place for over 25 years, will also be replaced.


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