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Posted on: June 29, 2017

City Hosting Informational Meeting About Upcoming Road Construction Projects

Road Construction
Geneva residents and merchants are invited to attend a public information meeting highlighting the City's 2017 Street Improvement Program projects that will start this summer.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6 at the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St. People should enter through the door on the east side of the building. City staff will give an overview of the construction projects on tap, and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Generally, the Street Improvement Program will take place between July and October. A project map can be found on the City's website.

Richards Street, Stevens Street and the parking lot at the southwest corner of Hamilton and Second streets will be reconstructed. Jefferson Street between School and Bennett streets will have all the curb as well as much of the sidewalk and deteriorated drainage structures removed and replaced. State Street between Simpson and Kansas streets will be patched. All other projects will include street resurfacing along with spot repairs of the sidewalk and curb.

During road construction, there will be partial closings periodically. Streets that are being resurfaced should remain open to motorists, but traffic to move much slower through the work zones. People are encouraged to find alternate routes when possible.

Residents will be notified in advance before the City's contractor starts working on their street, and crew members also will knock on doors before driveways are disturbed.

Garbage collection and mail delivery shall remain on the normal schedule during construction.

People who cannot attend the July 6 meeting can call Civil Engineer Elton Orozco at 630-232-1279, send him an email or visit the City's street program webpage for more information. Residents and merchants also can subscribe to receive regular road construction updates via the City's website to stay on top of our progress.
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