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Two blocks of 3rd St. to be closed for repair in Geneva

Street repair scheduled from Sept. 17 to Oct. 5

GENEVA – Third Street from Campbell to Fulton streets will be closed for three weeks starting Sept. 17 as two sections of roadway concrete and a brick crosswalk that heaved during the winter are being replaced, officials announced in a news release.

Both traffic and parking will be prohibited on the two-block stretch in downtown Geneva during construction.

Third Street will be closed between Campbell and Fulton at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 17. Motorists will be detoured to use Second Street. To accommodate the detour route, parking on Second Street from Campbell to Fulton streets will be prohibited from Sept. 17 to Oct. 5, when construction is expected to be completed, weather permitting.

The project will produce noise and dust as Geneva Construction, the city’s contractor, removes the old concrete.

Traffic will be permitted to head east and west on Campbell, Franklin and Fulton streets throughout the project, according to the release.

Merchants who have businesses within the designated work zone will need to make arrangements with their vendors. Delivery and garbage trucks will not be permitted to enter the work zone, even after construction hours.

The city encourages merchants affected by the project to schedule these services early in the morning to avoid traffic congestion on downtown streets.

The city’s residential garbage collection with Lakeshore Recycling Systems on Second Street will take place as normal.

All downtown businesses and sidewalks will be open during construction.

The patching on Third Street is part of the 2018 Street Improvement Program, with a cost of $1.9 million for 33 projects in the program.

Information about the street improvement project is available at www.geneva.il.us. For information about the Third Street project, including a map and how to subscribe for construction updates, visit the city’s website, www.geneva.il.us. Questions about the project can be directed to the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.

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