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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) contractor is awaiting more construction materials to seal cracks on Route 38, and construction will be postponed in Geneva temporarily. After weather delays earlier in the week, crews began highway work Sept. 14 west of Randall Road before running out of supplies two days later. The contractor indicated to the City of Geneva it may take at least three weeks to receive additional materials, which would push the project into October. The City is seeking a new construction timeline from IDOT.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will seal cracks in September on Route 38 from Route 47 in Elburn to Route 31 in Geneva. The State provided the City with additional details Sept. 6 about the upcoming construction.The project is expected to take five days with road work beginning at Route 47 on Monday, Sept. 12 and moving eastward throughout the week. Crews are scheduled to start work Thursday, Sept. 15 on West State Street from Randall Road to Williamsburg Avenue. The moving work zone will commence with the inside lanes and, once completed, transition to the outside lanes.On Friday, Sept. 16, cracks will be sealed on State Street's diagonal parking spaces in downtown Geneva and should be finished by 8 a.m. Afterward, construction shifts back to the highway's outside traffic lanes from Williamsburg Avenue to Route 31 and will be followed by the inside lanes along that same stretch of roadway.Motorists should expect West State Street in Geneva to be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction. Drivers may want to find alternate routes and should use caution when traveling through the work zone.Crews will return the week of Sept. 19 to restripe Route 38, which will again feature lane closures and moving operations. The entire sealing project schedule is weather permitting.For more information, call IDOT’s Area Construction Supervisor Shearrisa Phillips-Hatcher at 847-705-4250.