The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is resurfacing the State Street (Route 38) bridge spanning the Fox River in downtown Geneva. Work got underway May 26 and is expected to be completed in August, weather permitting. The construction schedule was determined by the State and not the City of Geneva.
Two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, will remain open throughout construction. The project will be done in two phases with work beginning in the outside lanes and then later shifting to the interior lanes. Signage and traffic control measures will be installed in advance of construction.
The project involves concrete patching areas of the bridge structure and approach slabs, replacing the bridge joints/seals, resurfacing the bridge deck and applying pavement markings.
People can expect traffic delays and may want to consider alternate routes. Drivers traveling through the work zone should use caution and allow extra time to reach their destination.
Construction is expected to generate loud noise and a minimal amount of dust. Side streets near the bridge will remain open to traffic, but access to some of the businesses located within the work zone may be impacted depending on the traffic lane pattern.
Check out the City’s "Pardon The Progress" construction blog for the latest information. People can subscribe to receive blog updates via "Notify Me."
Questions & Concerns
Residents and community stakeholders can direct questions to IDOT engineer Chris Olson via email.