East State Street Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is planning to reconstruct East State Street (Route 38) from Kirk Road to the Fox River. The overall project includes roadway widening, streetscape work, traffic signal and street lighting upgrades. The City of Geneva will be relocating and upgrading underground electric and water utility infrastructure as part of the construction.

The proposed improvements do not require home or business relocations but will necessitate right-of-way and easement purchases.

Work is tentatively scheduled to start in spring 2022. The project is expected to be substantially completed in 2024 with punch list items to be finished the following year.

Public Meeting

The City hosted an East State Street public information meeting Sept. 14 at the Geneva Public Works Department. The meeting was conducted as an informal open house.

The City sought public comments on the overall project and will be able to answer questions. 

Old Mill Park

Old Mill Park, located along the east bank of the Fox River north of State Street, will be impacted during construction. Parking access along Water Street will be temporarily closed during construction. A small portion of the sidewalk and curb on the southeast side of the park also will need to be removed and relocated.

Detailed documentation describing the impacts and mitigation associated with the East State Street project on Old Mill Park will be available for review at the public information meeting and at the Public Works Department from Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 27.

Public Comments

People who did not attend the Sept. 14 meeting can submit public comments regarding the project in the following matter:

  • Call City Engineer/Assitant Public Works Director Brian Schiber at 630-232-1501;
  • Email Brian Schiber; or
  • Send via U.S. Mail to the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St., Geneva, IL 60134.

Public comments are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.