Route 25 Water Main Project

Route 25 Water Main Traffic Detour Map Opens in new windowThe City of Geneva will be working on two water infrastructure projects starting Tuesday, Oct. 3 along the Route 25 (North Bennett Street) corridor. 

State To Jefferson Streets

The primary project involves installing a new water main on Route 25 from State (Route 38) to Jefferson streets. Construction is expected to be finished in December, weather permitting. 

Division Street

The City's contractor has replaced an existing water main crossing at the Route 25 and Division Street intersection. The intersection is reopened to local traffic but the overall Route 25 detour remains in place. This project was done in preparation for a full water main replacement in 2024. 


Route 25 will be shut down to through traffic at both project locations starting Oct. 3 with construction beginning shortly thereafter. Local traffic still will be able to access residential driveways and business parking lots located within the work zones.

The IDOT-approved detour will direct northbound Route 25 traffic to head east on Fabyan Parkway, north on Kirk Road and west on Main Street (Route 64) in St. Charles. The detour will be reversed for motorists heading south on Route 25. All trucks should be using the detour route. A full-sized version of the detour map can be viewed by clicking the map image.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced upcoming Route 31 ADA improvement projects will be occurring this fall in Geneva. The work may cause additional traffic congestion in the area.

Info Meeting & More Details

The City hosted an on-site public meeting Oct. 10 at the empty lot on the northwest side of the Route 25 and Wall Street intersection. City staff provided a project overview and be available to answer questions. For those who could not attend the meeting, contact the Geneva Public Works Department.

Garbage collection and mail delivery will continue as normal during construction. Property owners should be advised to temporarily relocate any plantings, ground covering, or landscaping ornaments in the parkway near their water shut-off valve.

The lower parking lot on the southeast corner of Route 25 and State Street will be closed to the public so the contractor can use it as a staging area.