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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

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Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 17 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, requiring the following downtown streets and main arterial roads to 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 Richards Street;
  • Ford Street – Route 31 to Sixth Street;
  • Richards Street – Stevens to Peyton streets;
  • Peyton Street – Richards Street to Route 31;
  • State Street (Route 38) – Route 25 to Seventh Street;
  • James Street – Route 31 to Fifth Street;
  • Fifth Street – James to Campbell streets;
  • Campbell Street – Fifth to Third streets;
  • Third Street – Campbell to Fulton streets; and
  • Fulton Street – Third Street to Route 31.

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 utilize the same route in reverse.

Route 31

The marked detour route for local drivers heading southbound on Route 31 in St. Charles will be turning 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. Northbound traffic will use the same route in reverse.

Alternate Route

Motorists who want to avoid the detours should take Route 25, Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road to travel around downtown Geneva. Trucks should use this route and avoid the downtown if possible.

There will be numerous marathon officials and police officers providing traffic control, so motorists should use caution when driving through the downtown area. Officials will be available to assist residents to and from their homes if they live within the designated racecourse.

A detour map has been posted on the City’s website. For more information about the race, visit the Fox Valley Marathon's website.

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