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Plan for getting around Geneva during Memorial Day weekend

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 11:35 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – Motorists heading to Geneva during Memorial Day weekend, May 23-27, should be aware of two special events that will temporarily impact local traffic.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness youth triathlon will be rom 6:30 to 10 a.m. May 25, begining at the Delnor Hospital campus, at 300 Randall Road, then going through the Fisher Farms subdivision. 

The following roadways will be closed to through traffic:

• Fisher Drive from Heartland Drive to Bricher Road.

• Williamsburg Avenue from west of Randall Road.

• Bricher Road from the rear drive of Geneva Commons to Peck Road.

Police officers and race volunteers will be manning the course and will assist residents in and out of the subdivision. Police recommend that residents who live west of Fisher Drive use Peck Road as an alternative to enter and exit their neighborhood. 

While police will try to limit the impact on the surrounding area, motorists should be patient since the event will produce some traffic delays, police said.

Geneva’s annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. May 26, from Crescent Place near the downtown Metra Station. The parade will proceed north on Third Street and end at the cemetery at Third and Stevens streets. Third Street, along with West State Street, will be closed while the parade is in progress.

Once the parade reaches the cemetery, there will be a presentation that will require Third Street to be closed from Ford to Stevens streets. Stevens Street also will be closed from Second to Fourth streets. "No parking" signs will be posted before the parade on Third Street from Hamilton to Stevens streets. 

Given the large number of pedestrians in the area, police asks motorists to use caution when traveling through downtown Geneva and to expect delays.

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