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Commuter Parking Deck Expansion
Commuter Parking DeckBuilding A Third Tier
The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed for up to six months starting Aug. 4 to add a third tier to the existing structure.
The $4.5 million project, which will provide an additional 180 parking spaces, is being funded entirely by grants through Metra. Construction is anticipated to be completed in the winter with additional restoration work being finished next spring.

The expansion project was approved by Metra, the Regional Transit Authority, Illinois Department of Transportation and the Geneva City Council.
The deck is being expanded in order to accommodate parking that will be lost as part of Union Pacific's future plans to add a third rail line, which will remove some existing surface parking spaces.

The parking deck will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists during construction. The contractor also will be closing the Second Street entrance drive to the structure, removing some on-street parking spots.

Signage has been posted at the Metra Station and throughout the area notifying commuters of the construction. The City also has distributed flyers to commuters and business owners about the project.

Once completed, the expanded deck will provide parking for about 540 vehicles. Metra will reimburse the City the entire $4.5 million cost for the parking deck project.

Where To Park
The City has reached an agreement with Pace Bus to provide free temporary commuter parking with shuttle service at the following locations:
  • First Baptist Church East Campus, 2300 South St.
  • Baseball field parking lot east of the Public Works Department, 1800 South St. (view map)

The shuttles will operate during the rush hours (see schedule) to and from Geneva's Metra Station. 
Daily fee parking will be available in the overflow lot off of Route 31. Normal fees apply for this lot.

Commuters may consider utilizing the Metra Stations in Elburn, West Chicago or LaFox.

December Construction Update
A crane will be brought in starting Dec. 10 to start installing the new third level exterior precast panels.

Flaggers will be present weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 16 on Route 31 (First Street) to keep northbound traffic moving in concert with the traffic signals at Third Street. Southbound traffic on Route 31 will be stopped periodically as trucks are unloading precast panels. Please use caution when driving through the area.

Eastbound South Street between Second Street and Route 31 will be closed to thru traffic during this same timeframe. Second Street south of South Street also will be closed Dec. 11 and 12 as part of the construction.

Walsh Construction intends to commence with precast panel installation at the northeast corner of the garage, work its way around to the south side and back to the starting point. The work is anticipated to take about three weeks, but the timeline is weather dependent.

Walsh continues to work on conduits for security cameras and lighting. Painting also is taking place as temperatures allow.

Overall, the project still is on schedule for substantial completion at the end of January, which is when the City anticipates commuters might be allowed back into the parking deck. Ancillary work will continue into the spring.

Important construction updates will be posted on this page, as well as Facebook, Twitter and our weekly GenevaMail eblast. You can also check out our online photo gallery for construction photos.

Call the City Administrator's Office at 630-262-8495.