Third Street Road Patching

Third Street Road Closure


Third Street reopened to traffic and parking ahead of schedule Sept. 25. Thank to you to residents, merchants and community stakeholders for your patience during this much needed road improvement.

Project Highlights

  • Third Street road patching starts Sept. 17
  • Traffic/Parking closed Campbell to Fulton
  • Project expected to take three weeks
  • Detour route will be Second Street

Project Scope

Third Street from Campbell to Fulton streets will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, Sept. 17 as the City replaces two sections of roadway concrete and a brick crosswalk that heaved during the winter.

Both traffic and parking will be prohibited on the two-block stretch in Downtown Geneva during construction. The project is anticipated to be finished by Friday, Oct. 5, weather permitting.

Construction activity will produce noise and dust as Geneva Construction, the City's contractor, removes the old concrete. Once placed, the new concrete will need a week to cure before being reopened to traffic.

All downtown businesses and sidewalks will be open during construction.

The project was scheduled for mid-September to avoid conflicts with any major festivals and downtown events.

Detour Route

Third Street will be closed between Campbell and Fulton at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 17. Motorists heading south on Third Street (see map above) will be detoured east on Campbell, south on Second Street and west on Fulton Street to Third Street. The detour is reversed for driving heading north on Third Street.

To accommodate the detour route, parking on Second Street from Campbell to Fulton streets will be prohibited from Sept. 17 to Oct. 5. 

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

All other downtown parking and streets outside of the work zone will be accessible as normal.

Business Deliveries/Garbage

Merchants who have businesses within the designated work zone will need to make arrangements with their vendors. Delivery trucks will not be permitted to enter the work zone, even after construction hours. The City encourages impacted merchants to schedule deliveries early in the morning to avoid traffic congestion on Third or adjacent downtown streets.

Downtown businesses who use a private garbage contractor should plan ahead to have the trash hauled away earlier than normal in the day.

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

Notification & Updates

The City will be mailing a letter to impacted downtown business property owners and residents a month in advance. A second notice will be hand-delivered to those same addresses two weeks prior to construction.

Detour route signage will be posted in the downtown in early September to notify merchants, residents and visitors of the upcoming project.

Besides posting construction updates on the "Pardon The Progress" blog, the City also will distribute information through its weekly GenevaMail eblast, Facebook and Twitter.