Geneva Water Main Work Will Affect Route 31 Traffic

Geneva Water Main Work Will Affect Route 31 Traffic

Road Construction

The city of Geneva will be replacing a 70-year-old water main on Route 31 from North Street to the Geneva’s northern boundary limit starting Monday, Nov. 2.

Bolder Contractors, Inc. anticipates construction will last about three weeks followed by another three weeks to test and connect residential water services to the new water main, weather permitting. A majority of the work will take place on the eastern edge of Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St. When necessary, flaggers will be present to direct motorists on Route 31 during construction. One lane of traffic in each direction is expected to remain open throughout the project.

If the work schedule has to be adjusted, the city expects all homes will be hooked up to the new water main by year’s end.

Built in the 1940s, the existing water main is being replaced due to its age and limited size. The new, larger main will be better able to meet increasing demands and provide improved fire protection in case of an emergency.

Residents can visit the city’s construction webpage for project updates.

SOURCE: city of Geneva