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Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 16 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will be shut down between 7 and 9 a.m., including:• Route 31 – Roosevelt Street in St. Charles to Third Street near the Kane County Government Center;• Stevens Street – Route 31 to Sixth Street;• Ford Street – Fourth to Sixth streets;• Peyton Street – Route 31 to Sixth Street;• State Street (Route 38) – Route 25 to Fourth Street;• Third Street – State to Fulton streets (Fulton intersection partially closed);• James Street –Second to Sixth streets; and• Campbell Street – Second to Sixth streets.
The marked detour route for local drivers traveling eastbound on State Street will be turning south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street, south on Route 31, east on Fabyan Parkway, and north on Route 25. Westbound traffic will use the same route in reverse.
Detour signs will direct those heading southbound on Route 31 in St. Charles to turn west on Roosevelt Street, south on Third Street (St. Charles)/Anderson Boulevard (Geneva), east on State Street, south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street and south on Route 31. The detour will be reversed for northbound traffic.
Motorists who want to avoid the detours should take Route 25, Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road. Truck drivers should use this route and avoid the downtown if possible.There will be numerous marathon officials and police officers providing traffic control, so please drive with caution through the downtown. Officials will be available to assist motorists to and from their residence if they live within the designated race course.For more information about the race, visit the Fox Valley Marathon's website.