Update - Nov. 16
Following the asphalt paving work earlier in the day, traffic control is scheduled to be picked up this evening at all three manhole construction sites on State Street. All lanes of traffic, along with the Third Street intersection, will be reopened to motorists.
Update - Nov. 15
Due to cold weather conditions, asphalt paving has been pushed back from Nov. 15 to Tuesday, Nov. 16 at all four locations. The anticipated project completion date now will be Wednesday, Nov. 17, weather permitting. See the project web page for more details.
Original News Release
As part of the City’s 2021-22 sanitary sewer improvement program, three West State Street (Route 38) manholes are being replaced that will impact traffic along the corridor in mid-November.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 8 on two manholes at State and Third streets that will require shifting State Street lane closures, limited access to Third Street, and reduced parking near the intersection for more than a week, weather permitting.
Operations will then start Wednesday, Nov. 10 at State Street and Grant Avenue, where traffic lanes in each direction will be closed for nearly a week. A fourth project located at Richards and Union streets should get underway Thursday, Nov. 11.
Construction and concrete curing at all sites are anticipated to be completed by Tuesday, Nov. 16, but the timelines are all weather-dependent. A detailed schedule, project maps and more information are available on the City’s sanitary improvements web page. The public can subscribe for road construction alerts via Notify Me.
In addition to the manhole replacements, the City has contracted out to televise and line various sections of sanitary and storm sewers in Geneva. Start dates have not been determined, but residents can find maps and the latest information on the City’s website. The lining projects, which should not greatly impact adjacent residents, are necessary to prevent infiltration and to keep sanitary and sewer lines in proper working condition.
All sewer lining work is expected to be finished by February 2022, weather permitting.
For the latest information, visit the City’s website. Questions can be directed to the City’s Public Works Department Water Division by calling 630-232-1551.