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DENVER -- The new rail terminal and hotel on the south end of Denver International Airport are going to prompt new methods for dropping off and picking up passengers on the terminals west side.

“We are taking out the bridge to make room for development,” said DIA’s Laura Coale. “This is the first construction near the terminal since it opened nearly 15 years ago.”

What is going to happen first is that instead of rolling up on level six—the drop off level—from the south you will soon swing out wide to the west where you will then approach the ramp from the north end.

Then you will drop off, make a u-turn at the end of the ramp and exit back to the north the same way you do now.

“It may be a bit confusing, but we will have a public relations campaign telling people to just follow the signage to make your drop off and pick up process as easy as possible,” said project manager, Stu Williams.

This is phase one of impact for the terminal access, once the west side is finished work will begin on the east side of the terminal.

If the action on the west side is too much, parking and drop off will be normal on the east side, but let’s keep that our secret!