Some good news for those passing through Peoria who sometimes like to avoid the traffic on north University street..
A closed portion of Sheridan road reopens Thursday.
It's a stretch of Sheridan from Nebraska to McClure avenues
That area had been closed for construction.
The newly renovated section has one travel lane in each direction..
A bi-directional center turn lane, bike paths, new street lights and sidewalks.
The only work left to be done includes some minor landscaping work which should be finished later this fall.