By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Central 70 Project is on hold until next year, or just over the holiday weekend. Construction will resume next week, after the new year.

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Crews said that fewer people on the road has helped them with paving new lanes and get the project ahead of schedule. CDOT says 2021 will be a monumental year for the project.

The next phase includes plans to shift eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 onto the new lanes and demolish the elevated portion of the interstate.

Jennifer McRae