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Pardon The Progress

Pardon Our Progress

The City is committed to maintaining high-quality roads, sidewalks and infrastructure for the entire community. We will help you navigate through Geneva's major construction projects and annual maintenance programs from start to finish. This blog will focus on projects outside of road construction, such as the Union Pacific Third Main Line as well as the City's sidewalk & curb program, underground cable replacement, sanitary sewer improvements, and more.

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Jan 27

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Jan. 26 Update

Posted on January 27, 2023 at 10:15 AM by Kevin Stahr

Third Main Line

Union Pacific is building a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago. Operations started in September 2022, and the overall project is expected to be completed in July 2024. 

Jan.  26 Update

Due to an unforeseen utility conflict, the Union Pacific contractor has suspended replacing a large storm sewer pipe that runs underneath the train tracks near the South Street Athletic Fields on the north and Brigham Court on the south.

Construction has now shifted to a similar storm sewer project on Union Pacific right-of-way in between Gary Lane and Fargo Boulevard. Work began the week of Jan. 23 and should be finished by mid-February, weather permitting.

Operations continue on both banks of the Fox River to expand the train bridge.

Union Pacific also announced crews will be working along the tracks underneath the Randall Road overpass starting in late January. That project will not impact traffic.

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People can subscribe to receive future Pardon The Progress blog updates via “Notify Me” on the City website. For more project information, visit the Third Main Line construction web page.

While the City of Geneva is providing information to the community, the City has no authority or control over Union Pacific's project. The details shared by the City are only as good as the information provided to us by Union Pacific.

Dec 29

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Dec. 29 Update

Posted on December 29, 2022 at 10:49 AM by Kevin Stahr

Starting in January 2023, Union Pacific's contractor will resume site preparation and boring into the ground on the west side of the Fox River.

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Nov 18

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Nov. 18 Update

Posted on November 18, 2022 at 2:54 PM by Kevin Stahr

Union Pacific said tree removals along the UP-West line should be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 23, weather permitting. The installation of silt fencing and erosion control will continue through mid-December.

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