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Geneva street closes for underground utilities

Brief street closure set in Geneva

GENEVA – Third Street in Geneva near the Union Pacific Railway tracks in the downtown area will be down to one lane from 9 p.m. Sept. 16 to 5 a.m. Sept. 17 as underground utilities are relocated, officials announced in a news release.

Western Utility crews will be moving Sprint’s underground lines in preparation for the future Union Pacific Third Main Line project.

Third Street will be reduced to one lane from Crescent Place to Cheever Avenue.

Flaggers will be directing traffic, and drivers should use extra caution if they must travel through the work zone.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and can use the Route 31 underpass as an alternate route.

Downtown patrons still will be able to access the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck, but the outside parking spaces located on the south side of the structure will be closed during construction hours.

Metra trains will continue to operate as normal, and pedestrians will be able to cross the tracks throughout the project, the release stated.

Starting next summer, Union Pacific plans to build a third railroad line from Kress Road in West Chicago to Peck Road in Geneva.

For more information, visit the “Union Pacific Third Main Line Project” construction page on the city’s website at www.geneva.il.us.

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