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Overnight closure of inbound Peña Boulevard cancelled on May 11, planned for May 15

DENVER – May 11, 2021 – Overnight roadwork that was scheduled to take place tonight, May 11, on inbound Peña Boulevard near Denver International Airport (DEN) has been cancelled due to weather. The work scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 15 will proceed as planned.

On Saturday, May 15, crews will close a small section of inbound Peña Boulevard starting at Jackson Gap Rd. from 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. for necessary work, including the installation of large overhead signage.

All airport traffic will be routed to East Terminal on May 15 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Motorists should follow all posted signs and plan ahead – delays of up to 60 minutes are possible and passengers should give themselves additional time to get to the airport.

Detours will be in place during the closure. All airport traffic will be routed to East Terminal on Saturday, May 15 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 Departures and Arrivals at Terminal East. RTD buses will pick up and drop off on Level 6 East near Door 609 during the closure.

During the closure, passengers will not be able to access economy parking. Instead, all passengers parking at the airport 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+. Passengers will be able to exit all parking lots during the inbound closure.

What: Full closure of inbound Peña Boulevard at Jackson Gap Street
When: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 15
Detour Route: Traffic will be detoured onto Jackson Gap Street, along 75th Ave to Shady Grove Street, then back onto Peña Boulevard (click here to see detour map)

Significant delays are possible during the closure, and passengers should give themselves an extra hour to get to the airport. To avoid delays associated with the closure, passengers flying out of DEN on Saturday evening are encouraged to take the RTD A-Line or allow plenty of extra time to reach the airport.

Peña Improvement Project Information

DEN is making many improvements to improve the safety of Peña Boulevard, including enhancements between Jackson Gap St. and the terminal. 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.

Also, 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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