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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

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Nov 18

[ARCHIVED] Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Nov. 18 Update

The original item was published from November 18, 2022 2:49 PM to February 19, 2023 12:05 AM

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.  18 Update

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.

The project contractor is working to resolve some utility issues near on Western Avenue near Sunset Park.

Union Pacific will be inviting residents, business owners and community stakeholders to learn more about the Third Main Line project during a community open house. The event is planned for February 2023. Stay tuned for more details.

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