Poll: Opinion Split Down the Center on Route 31 'Road Diet'

Poll: Opinion Split Down the Center on Route 31 ‘Road Diet’

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The city of Geneva has a second forum scheduled for Feb. 4 on a possible “road diet” for Route 31. According to the city of Geneva website, the public forum will take place at the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St., starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4. After the public reviews the plan, the project consultant will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. followed by audience questions at 8 p.m.

An illustrated PowerPoint presentation on the plan is available on the city of Geneva website.

So far, the response to a reader poll on the topic is split almost down the middle. With 133 votes tallied, 46 percent said they were in favor of the road diet, 50 percent said they were against the idea and 5 percent were undecided.

The city of Geneva is considering a plan to reduce the number of traffic lanes from four to two (plus a center turn lane) after the Illinois Department of Transportation resurfaces Route 31 from Elizabeth Place south into Batavia this spring. The potential lane reconfiguration, known as the “road diet,” would start just north of Fabyan Parkway to Elizabeth Place.

You can read more about the concept on the agenda packet of a special meeting held in November. Aerial photos are presented on this document on the city’s website.

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