Denver International Airport announced (17-Aug-2021) it will install additional construction walls on Level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal near the North Security Checkpoint by 22-Aug-2021, in accordance with Phase 2 of the airport’s USD770 million Great Hall Project. The walls will facilitate construction of a new security checkpoint in the northwest corner of Level 6 and will trigger the following changes:
- All three checkpoints will remain open, with the North Security Checkpoint to be reduced from 12 to eight lanes;
- US TSA PreCheck and CLEAR services will remain available at the North Security Checkpoint but will be relocated to the East side rather than the West side;
- Passengers will be encouraged to use the A-Bridge security checkpoint, which will expedite wait times in particular for international passengers or those travelling on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways and select United Airlines services;
- The corridor running alongside the West side of the North Security Checkpoint will be closed, including the escalator from Level 5 to Level 6;
- World Wide Money Exchange has been temporarily closed until mid to late Sep-2021, when it will be relocated to the East side of Level 5 next to the Epic Mountain Express. Alternative currency exchange services are available on concourses A and B;
- Construction walls will remain up in the middle of the terminal on Level 5 and 6, meaning passengers must use the baggage claim corridor on level 5 to traverse from North to South.
As previously reported by CAPA, Phase 1 of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021, with Phase 2 to open in 1Q2024 and be fully completed by mid-2024. Phase 1 of the project is currently USD25 million below budget. [more – original PR]