Denver International Airport (DEN) Chief Executive Officer Kim Day was joined by Alan Salazar, Chief of Staff for Mayor Michael B. Hancock; Larry Nau, TSA Federal Security Director, Colorado; and Derek Hoffine, Hensel Phelps Vice President and District Manager for a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Great Hall Project. The primary focus of Phase 2 is to enhance security by building a new security checkpoint on Level 6 in the northwest corner of the Jeppesen Terminal.
“The new security checkpoint will have improved technology and a new queuing concept that will provide more effective and efficient security,” said Day. “These improvements combined with the new ticketing pods being constructed as part of Phase 1 will ultimately allow us to build a terminal for the future with enhanced security, increased capacity, improved operational efficiency, and an elevated passenger experience.”
All Phase 2 work will be done in mid-2024. However, the new checkpoint is scheduled to open by early 2024. Passengers will then have access to the new checkpoint on Level 6 as well as the north checkpoint and the existing A-bridge checkpoint. Additionally, the new checkpoint on Level 6 creates a future opportunity to activate the vacated south security space on Level 5 with new concessions and improved meeter/greeter amenities.