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Water main move to cost Geneva $125K

Road improvements at Kirk, Fabyan require relocating Geneva water main

GENEVA – Aldermen approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County to pay for a water main relocation cost of $125,000 associated with intersection improvements at Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road.

Kane County is reconstructing the intersection to create additional through lanes, right and left turn lanes and drainage improvement, and the city has to relocate its water main and hydrants farther away from the widened pavement, officials said at the April 20 City Council meeting.

Because the city’s water main was in the county’s right of way, it was Geneva’s responsibility to move the water main at its expense.

The county project is part of the overall intersection reconstruction project on Fabyan Parkway from Kingsland Drive to Paramount Parkway and on Kirk Road about 1,500 feet north and south of the intersection, according to a county news release.

Additional turn lanes and through lanes will increase safety and improve traffic operations of the intersection, according to the release.

Work consists of tree removal and replacement, earth excavation, storm sewer and drainage structures, water main relocation; hot-mix asphalt pavement, concrete pavement and sidewalk, curb and gutter installation; traffic signal modernization; and lighting, shared use path and landscape restoration.

Roads will remain open during construction but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers primarily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes.

Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while work is being completed.

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