Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Construction crew cracked a 6-inch, high-pressure natural gas main, prompting the closure and the evacuation of several businesses.
Monday afternoon's gas leak along the East Main Street/Route 64 reconstruction was the second caused by construction crews this month and the third since August. City officials hoped to reopen East Main Street/Route 64 by midnight Monday after a construction crew struck a 6-inch, high-pressure natural gas main during midafternoon, forcing the thoroughfare’s closure between 9th and 13th avenues and prompting the evacuation of several businesses. St. Charles Fire Department interim Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said late Monday that the incident was reported at 2:28 p.m. Firefighters remained at the scene late into the evening, using monitoring equipment to take readings of natural gas levels to ensure the perimeter was wide enough while the …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Kane County plans to upgrade signals and motorists are advised to expect delays as signals may be temporarily out of service.
The Kane County Division of Transportation will perform traffic signal equipment upgrades at two intersections along Kirk Road — at Tyler Road and at Ohio Avenue — during the week of Jan. 21. The city of St. Charles said the work at East Tyler Road is expected on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and then move north to Ohio Avenue. The work is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is expected to be complete Friday, Jan. 25. According to the release, traffic signals temporarily may be out of service, which means the intersections will be under four-way stop control. The city said motorists should expect long delays at these locations and are encouraged to find alternate travel routes during this time. Questions may be directed to John Guddendorf, senior …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Want to know what city work is going on in Geneva? Here's an easy way to find out.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
This week's city of Geneva newsletter contains some very good news you can use, if you want to know the schedules of work being done around town. If you're interested in the Kautz Road and Route 38 grade seperation, for example, you can look here to find out that building removal is happening today (Friday, Dec. 7), Monday and Tuesday. The city provides a "two week look-ahead" of work on that key intersection. The website offers information on everything from tree trimming to sidewalks and curb work to hydrant flushing. Electric Division Water and Sewer Division Engineering Division SOURCE: City of Geneva
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Massive reconstruction is on track for completion in August 2013.
The Route 64 reconstruction project in St. Charles is on schedule, city and state officials assured residents and business owners during a meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Route 64 should open up to four-lane traffic as scheduled in mid-November, according to Illinois Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Dave Cuthbertson, who said periodic lane closures will continue through the winter months as work continues, but that the closures will not be as considerable as they have during the warm-weather months. Cuthbertson said the massive, $49.2 million reconstruction project should wrap up in August 2013. IDOT’s Cuthbertson and St. Charles Engineering Division Manager James Bernahl fielded questions from residents and business …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Work on the project is supposed to wrap up for the season in mid-November, when the road will re-open to four-lane traffic — until the next phase of construction begins in the spring.
Those who make periodic commutes through St. Charles’ East Main Street corridor have sweated construction and the associated traffic congestion for months. The bad news is the project’s is not scheduled for completion until late next summer or fall. The good news is there will be a reprieve. The St. Charles City Council, which met Monday evening as its own Government Service Committee, learned that the Illinois Department of Transportation will require the contractor to cease activity and open four lanes of traffic on the roadway by mid-November. City Engineering Division Manager Jim Bernahl told the aldermen that work on the massive project is on schedule, although officials had hoped, because of the dry summer, to actually be ahead of …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Reconstruction of south side of Main Street (Route 64) to limit access for two weeks.
Beginning Wednesday afternoon, access onto or off of East Main Street (Route 64) from 8th, 9th, and 10th avenues will be closed for two weeks as part of the ongoing road construction project, St. Charles city officials announced during the noon hour. Martam Construction will be rebuilding the south side of East Main Street from 8th Avenue toward Hunt Club Drive. Once the work is completed, these intersections will reopen for normal access, officials said. For more information, contact Jim Bernahl, Public Works Engineering Division manager, at 630-377-4486.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
IDOT expects to reopen highway just south of Fox Glen Drive on Aug. 27, after completion of the Norton Creek culvert repairs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says Route 25 just south of Fox Glen Drive will continue to be closed for another week while repairs continue to a culvert at Norton Creek. The road is anticipated to reopen Aug. 27. The extension accommodates an increased scope of work for the repairs. Motorists should use alternate routes or follow the posted detour route during the closure. For more information, visit the IDOT website at www.dot.il.gov, or contact Jim Bernahl, public works engineering division manager, at 1-630-377-4486. Follow Geneva Patch by "liking" our Geneva Patch Facebook page and following us on Twitter at @PatchGeneva .
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The city of Geneva is taking precautions against the extreme heat expected Thursday, so get your garbage out early if it's your usual pickup day, and don't be surprised if some road-construction work wakes you up.
City of Geneva and refuse crews will begin work at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, June 28) due to the extreme heat expected. Residents and businesses should expect city Public Works and refuse pickup workers out and about, maybe making enough noise to wake you up, if you're not an early riser. The work involves refuse pickup and all city-related projects, including street repaving and downtown sidewalk paver repair work. Most crews should be finished with their work for the day by 2:30 p.m. Residents should make sure their refuse is out at the curb prior to 6 a.m. Thursday morning. SOURCE: City of Geneva City and refuse crews will begin work at 6:00 am tomorrow due to the extreme heat expected. Hi Rick Nagel,
Monday, March 5, 2012
All of the highway regulatory signs managed by the Highway Department will be replaced to comply with the new Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Monday, March 5, 2012
All highway regulatory signs managed by the Geneva Township Highway Department will be replaced with larger and brighter signs this month. The sign replacement complies with the new Federal Highway Administration manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Crews will be working along the roadside near the places that signs will be replaced or installed. JULIE location services will identify the areas affected to prevent underground utility damage by the installation company Traffic Control Protection. The summer construction season has arrived. Bridges and roads will be repaired or replaced, the parkway grass and trees will get trimmed, utilities will be installed or improved. "Skilled crews perform this hard and dangerous work in the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This traffic map updates every five minutes, so take a look and use your cursor to find out areas to avoid.
Working with MapQuest.com, Genva Patch is now offering real-time local traffic updates. This map of major roadways is updated every five minutes. Here's how to read the map: Scroll around to see different parts of the Geneva area and surrounding suburbs. Click the plus and minus signs in the upper corner to zoom. The lower corner contains a search box to find a specific location. Be sure to bookmark this page and check it before you leave for your commute! Follow Geneva Patch on Facebook!