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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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Public Works Electric Division at 630-2321503

After-hours, Weekends, Holidays
Police Department at 630-232-4736. FYI, our online request tracker system and social media accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day.

Nov 15

[ARCHIVED] Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Nov. 15 Update

The original item was published from November 10, 2022 3:41 PM to November 18, 2022 2:52 PM

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. 

Nov.  10 Update

Union Pacific said tree removals and erosion control work is continuing with work beginning on the east end of the line and progressing west toward Peck Road.

The Fox River Trail remains open to walkers and cyclists, but a detour route was established to accommodate the construction. Workers have witnessed pedestrians disregarding the trail closures. As a reminder, the public should not go around the physical barriers for the closed sections of the trail. The Union Pacific contractor has heavy equipment in the area that can pose serious safety concerns.

Please follow the detour signage to enjoy the trail.

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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