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Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, and we take great pride in providing reliable electric service to our residents and businesses. However, like all utilities, we are susceptible to outages caused by bad weather, animals, equipment issues and more. This blog is designed to provide updates on what caused outages after service has been restored. Large-scale incidents will be posted in real-time on the City's Alert Center on the our website homepage. Customers can subscribe to receive these updates via Notify Me.

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May 16

[ARCHIVED] Third Main Line Construction Scheduled To Begin In 2020

The original item was published from May 16, 2019 10:04 AM to April 15, 2020 10:38 AM

Construction on the Union Pacific’s Third Main Line from Kress Road in West Chicago to Peck Road in Geneva is now scheduled to start in spring 2020.

Railroad officials provided an update to the Geneva City Council at the City’s May 13 Committee of the Whole meeting. The discussion is available to watch on the City’s YouTube channel.

Union Pacific is wrapping up land acquisition needed to build a third railroad track through Geneva, primarily on the south side of the existing tracks. The agency hopes to put the project out to bid this summer.

The Third Main Line expansion will take 18 to 24 months to complete. The project will require the closures of the Third Street and Western Avenue crossings for eight weeks apiece and the Route 31 underpass for about four months. The closures will be staggered so only one crossing will be closed at a given time.

Union Pacific is funding the expansion of the Third Main Line and will be reimbursing the City to relocate water and electric utility infrastructure adjacent to the tracks prior to the start of construction.

More information about the Third Main Line can be found on the City’s website.