Fox Valley Marathon to impact downtown traffic

Posted9/14/2021 1:41 PM

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 19 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roads between 7 and 9 a.m., including:


• Route 31 will be closed from Roosevelt Street (St. Charles) to Third Street near the Kane County Government Center.

• Stevens Street will be closed from Route 31 to Richards Street.

• Ford Street will be closed from Route 31 to Sixth Street.

• Richards Street from Stevens Street to Peyton Street

• Peyton Street from Richards Street to Route 31

• State Street (Route 38) from Route 25 to Seventh Street

• James Street from Route 31 to Fifth Street

• Fifth Street from James Street to Campbell Street

• Campbell Street from Fifth Street to Third Street

• Third Street from Campbell Street to Fulton Street

• Fulton Street from Third Street to Route 31

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Detour routes

Route 38: The marked detour route for local drivers traveling eastbound on State Street will be turning south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street, south on Route 31, east on Fabyan Parkway, and north on Route 25. Westbound traffic will use the same route in reverse.

Route 31: Detour signs will direct those heading southbound on Route 31 in St. Charles to turn west on Roosevelt Street, south on Third Street (St. Charles)/Anderson Boulevard (Geneva), east on State Street, south on Seventh Street, east on Fulton Street, south on Fourth Street, east on South Street, south on Third Street, and south on Route 31. The detour will be reversed for northbound traffic.

Alternate route: Motorists who want to avoid the detours should take Route 25, Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road to travel around the racecourse. Truck drivers should use this route and avoid downtown Geneva if possible.

There will be numerous marathon officials and police officers providing traffic control, so please drive with caution through the downtown. Officials will be available to assist motorists to and from their residence if they live within the designated racecourse.

For more information about the race, visit


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