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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

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Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 22 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.

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:

Closed RoadFromTo
Route 31Roosevelt Street (St. Charles)Third Street near the Kane County Government Center
Stevens StreetRoute 31Sixth Street
Ford StreetFourth StreetSixth Street
Peyton StreetRoute 31Sixth Street
State Street (Route 38)Route 25Seventh Street
Third StreetState StreetFulton Street (Fulton intersection partially closed)
James StreetSecond StreetSixth Street
Campbell StreetSecond StreetSixth Street


Detour Routes

Route 38 

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.

Route 31

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.

Alternate Route

Motorists who want to avoid the detours should take Route 25, Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road. Truck drivers should use this route and avoid 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 racecourse.

For more information about the race, visit the Fox Valley Marathon's website.

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