Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.
The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28. The following streets will be shut down to traffic during the event:
- Williamsburg Avenue west of Randall Road,
- Fisher Drive north of Heartland Drive to Bricher Road, and
- Bricher Road west of the Geneva Commons to Peck Road.
Delnor Hospital’s campus, 300 Randall Road, will be accessible from Keslinger Road. The Fisher Farms subdivision, west of Fisher Drive, will be open at Keslinger Road, Heartland Drive and Prairie View Drive. Geneva Police officers and race officials will assist residents living east of Fisher Drive, north of Williamsburg Avenue, in leaving or entering their street. Traffic control will attempt to limit the inconvenience as much as possible, but people should expect significant delays while runners and bicyclists are on the roadway.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, the American Legion Fox River – Geneva Post 75 will step off its annual Memorial Day Parade from the Geneva Train Station. The parade will feature the color guard, local veterans, City officials, Boy and Girl Scouts, Geneva High School Marching Band, military re-enactor units and Geneva Police and Fire vehicles.
The procession will travel north on Third Street to the West Side Cemetery, Third and Stevens streets, where a Memorial Day ceremony will be held.
Third Street will be closed during the parade as will the intersection of State and Third streets. While the parade is short in duration, motorists are encouraged to use Route 31 as an alternate route.
The Geneva Police Department appreciates the public’s patience and hopes everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.