Motorists heading to Geneva Memorial Day weekend should take note of two special events that will temporarily impact local traffic.
The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness youth triathlon will be held from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25. The event begins at the Delnor Hospital campus, 300 Randall Road, and then enters the Fisher Farms subdivision. The following roadways will be closed to through traffic:
• Fisher Drive from Heartland Drive to Bricher Road;
• Williamsburg Avenue from west of Randall Road; and
• Bricher Road from the rear drive of Geneva Commons to Peck Road.
Police officers and race volunteers will be manning the course and will assist residents in and out of the subdivision. The Police Department strongly recommends residents residing west of Fisher Drive use Peck Road as an alternative for entering and exiting their neighborhood. While police will try to limit the impact on the surrounding area, motorists should be patient since the event will produce some traffic delays.
Geneva’s annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 from Crescent Place near the downtown Metra Station. The parade will proceed northbound on Third Street and end at the cemetery at Third and Stevens streets. Third Street, along with West State Street, will be closed while the parade is in progress.
Once the parade reaches the cemetery, there will be a presentation that will necessitate the closure of Third Street from Ford to Stevens streets. Stevens Street also will be closed from Second to Fourth streets.
No parking signs will be posted prior to the parade on Third Street from Hamilton to Stevens streets. Given the large number of pedestrians in the area, the Police Department asks motorists to use caution when traveling through downtown Geneva and to expect delays.