Portion of Neil Street to re-open

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A portion of north Neil Street in downtown Champaign is expected to open again by the end of Friday.

Crews tearing down the remains of the Metropolitan Building and surrounding law offices expect to have the east lane open later today.

The downtown buildings were damaged by fire back in November leading to detours on Neil Street since then.

Crews expect to have the whole demolition process done by February 27th, returning traffic completely back to normal.

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