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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Dec 12

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Dec. 12 Update

Posted on December 12, 2023 at 3:23 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 2022 and the overall project is expected to be completed in 2024. 

Dec. 12 Update

Union Pacific said the contractor is planning to start causeway installation on the east side of the Fox River beginning Thursday, Dec. 14. To coordinate material deliveries, the Fox River Trail will be closed intermittently on the east side to allow trucks to access the construction site. Flaggers will be present to direct pedestrian and bike traffic accordingly. The east side causeway installation is anticipated to be finished by Friday, Dec. 22.
Crews also continue to build new train shelters on the southwest side of the tracks off of Third Street. The commuter parking lot remains closed to the public.

Overall construction will continue throughout the corridor in the coming months as long as the weather remains favorable.

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