Construction at DIA for a new security checkpoint
DENVER – (DIA NEWS RELEASE) – October 17, 2022 – Beginning at 5 p.m. tonight, Denver International Airport (DEN) will close access to the northwest corner of Level 6 of Jeppesen Terminal as well as the North Deck which connects the east and west sides of the terminal to complete the construction of a new security checkpoint. This area of the terminal will be closed until the new checkpoint is completed in 2024.
“In preparation for the construction of a new checkpoint, we recently moved 22 airlines from the north end of the terminal to the south end,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington, “Now that all airport operations have been removed from this area, we can continue with the construction of the security checkpoint which will bring improved technology and a new queuing concept which will provide more effective and efficient security by 2024.”
To accommodate the work, construction walls will be installed and the following closures will be put in place:
• The entire northwest corner of level 6 around module 9 between gates 600 and 604 will be closed and will no longer be accessible (please note that no airlines currently operate in this area).
• The passenger elevators at the far northwest of the terminal building will remain operational between levels 1-5. There will be no access to level 6, so passengers should use the elevators near gate 606 .
• The north deck connecting the west side of the terminal to the east side of the terminal will be closed, including the elevator in the center of the deck which provides access between levels 5 and 6. The south deck and the north walkway will remain open. The escalator on the east side of the bridge will remain open. Passengers can use the elevators on the East and West sides of the terminal to access Level 5. o Level 6 passengers requiring access to Deck A security screening will be directed to the South Deck and then to the inner corridor of the east side of the terminal. where they can travel north to the A-Bridge security checkpoint. Signage throughout the terminal will help direct passengers to Deck A.
• The two lanes closest to the sidewalk on Level 6 West, including the sidewalk, will be closed between gates 600 and 604. Passengers can still be dropped off between gates 616 and 606.
• These closures will remain in place until the new checkpoint is completed in 2024. During this time, all existing security checkpoints will remain open. New signage will be installed to direct passengers around the construction area as well as provide directions to security on Deck A on Level 6. Passengers are strongly encouraged to check TSA wait times live at FlyDenver.com to help them choose the most effective control point.
This work is part of the Great Hall project which will strengthen security, increase capacity, improve operational efficiency and enhance the passenger experience by constructing new security checkpoints at the northwest and northeast corners of Level 6 and creating new ticketing spaces for other airlines that are similar to what the United, Southwest, and Frontier regions currently use. To learn more about the Great Hall project and the terminal’s renovation efforts to accommodate 100 million annual passengers, visit the project page. You can also subscribe to the project newsletter.
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