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Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 18 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.
The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roads between 7 and 9 a.m., including:
• Route 31 – Roosevelt Street in St. Charles to Third Street near the Kane County Government Center;• State Street (Route 38) – Route 25 to Fourth Street;• Third Street – State to Fulton streets (Fulton intersection partially closed);• Stevens Street – First (Route 31) to Richards streets;• Richards Street – Stevens to Peyton streets; and• Peyton Street – First to Richards streets
Detour RoutesRoute 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 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, and south on Third Street. 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 through 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 please use caution when driving 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 link below.