Friday, April 5, 2013
One-inch gas line broken by contractor disrupted morning traffic on East Main Street/Route 64 in St. Charles.
2:00 p.m. Update: A gas line break along East Main Street/Route 64 brought out St. Charles firefighters and police, crews from Nicor and disrupted traffic through the construction zone Friday morning, but things were back to normal by early afternoon. The initial call to the St. Charles Fire Department went out at 9:12 a.m., and interim Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said in an email that Nicor crews already were on the scene, working on a break to a 1-inch serving Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. A contractor had struck the line causing the break. Schelstreet wrote that Nicor representatives asked St. Charles authorities to divert traffic while they shut down the flow of gas and made repairs. “We provided traffic control with a …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Construction work could last a year. The eastbound lanes will be completely closed, and the westbound lanes will be used to provide one lane of traffic each way as work begins on the $26 million project.
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Thursday, March 21
Route 38 near Kautz Road will be reduced to one lane as construction begins Friday on the long-awaited railroad-track overpass between Geneva and West Chicago. The city of Geneva Police Department sent out a Nixel alert Thursday, letting drivers know to expect "signficant delays" that could last—get ready for this—as long as a year. A grade-separation bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will tighten traffic to one lane on Roosevelt Road (Route 38) from a point east of Elm Road continuing east past Kautz Road. Eastbound lanes will be closed, and westbound lanes will be used to provide one lane of eastbound traffic and one lane of westbound traffic. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the road closure will likely cause …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
An oversized load delivery ground traffic to a halt on Wednesday in Geneva. Here are some pictures from the scene.
Route 31 north of Route 38 in Geneva reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon after an oversize delivery snafu. An oversized load attempted to make a delivery on Stevens Street, about four blocks north of Rt. 38. The load got stuck on Rt. 31 between Stevens and Ford streets trying to navigate a turn. Traffic was held to one lane and quickly became congested. Police notified the public of the situation at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The load finally cleared the area and traffic was reopened at about 4 p.m. See pictures of the massive delivery and the police response on this page. Click on the current photo to scroll through the image gallery.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Route 31 was closed between Silver Glen and Crane Road to the south. Here's what happened.
A construction crew struck a gas main at the intersection of Route 31 and Red Gate Road at around 1:30 p.m. Friday, causing a Route 31 road closure and detour. Route 31 was closed between Silver Glen and Crane Road to the south. A detour has been established along Silver Glen to Randall Road, to Crane Road, according to a press release by Paul McCurtain, St. Charles public information coordinator. "We have been advised by NICOR that the repair may take in excess of five hours to repair, which would have the detour in effect until at least 7 p.m. (June 1)," McCurtain said. There were no reported injuries.
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!