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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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Sep 29

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Sept. 29 Update

Posted on September 29, 2022 at 4:37 PM 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, and the overall project is expected to be completed in July 2024. 

Sept. 29 Update

The Union Pacific contractor is continuing to stake the project area this week, work with various utility companies, and mobilize for the upcoming construction. The Fox River Trail west bank detour was established and an east bank detour will be forthcoming, possibly as early as Thursday or Friday, Oct. 6-7.

Tree removals near the Route 31 overflow commuter parking lot and the Geneva Wastewater Treatment Plant have been pushed back to the week of Oct. 10.

Construction will begin in October on the Fox River train bridge spanning the Fox River, according to Union Pacific.

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