Just a heads up if you’re coming to the county seat for business in the next couple days — and this is no April Fools: Roadwork is starting April 1 on Route 38 in Geneva.
The city of Geneva sent a post today reminding motorists traveling on State Street that they should expect daily lane closures in April as crews start preliminary work on the Route 38 construction project, which will begin in earnest come mid-May.
Starting Wednesday, April 1, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s contractor will begin road construction preparation work that includes adjusting manhole cover frames, street patching and curb improvements. This work, which is expected to be completed in four to six weeks, will take place during daytime hours on Route 38 in both directions from Route 31 west into Kane County.
Two lanes (one in each direction) will remain open for drivers at all times on State Street, but people wanting to avoid the construction zone can take Fabyan Parkway as an alternate route.
After the prep work is completed, IDOT plans to resurface Route 38 from western Kane County to Route 31 in downtown Geneva this spring. The paving work will be broken down into two sections – Route 47 to Peck Road and from Peck to First Street. Resurfacing in Geneva is not expected to start until mid-May at the earliest, but construction schedules still are being finalized between IDOT, Kane County, Geneva and St. Charles.
Geneva will be providing construction updates so people can plan their commute accordingly. Visit the City’s project webpage at www.geneva.il.us/Rt38construction and subscribe to receive information via email or text messages.
People who have additional questions about the construction can contact Brian Schiber, Geneva’s Assistant Director of Public Works, at 630-232-1501 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.