Transportation Assets

Transportation

Jefferson County’s strength is a product of its central location versus national markets and the nation’s transportation system. Almost on-third of the nation’s top fifty metropolitan areas are within 500 miles of Jefferson County

Jefferson County is located in the heart of Southern Illinois at the junction of Interstates 57 and 64, now with two exits, and is one hour east of St. Louis, MO and one hour west of Evansville, IN. It is ninety minutes north of Paducah, KY and two hours south of Champaign, IL.

The Mt. Vernon Airport has a 6500 foot main runway, fixed base operation, terminal building, and storage hangers. Charter and private aviation services are provided, as well as refueling. The facility offers Shell 100 and Jet A fuels and pilot lounge with weight and exercise room, shower and snooze rooms, wireless internet in the airport terminal, complimentary refreshments, courtesy shuttle, as well as overnight hangar reservations. Contact: Chris Collins, Manager 618-242-7016

  • Interstate 57 - Local - North/South
  • Interstate 64 - Local - East/West
  • Interstate 70 - 65 miles North via I-57 - East/West
  • Interstate 24 - 51 miles South via I-57 - North/South
  • State Route 37 - Local - North/South
  • State Route 15 - Local - East/West
  • State Route 148 - Local - North/South
  • State Route 142 - Local - Northwest/Southwest

UPS Freight | 618-244-5767 | UPSfreight.com


FedEx Freight | 618-244-9736 | FedEx.com


Roadway Express | 800-362-3260 | YRCfreight.com


Speedee Delivery Service | 618-242-0170


Milano Railway Logistics – Transloading Facility | 618-242-4004

Mt. Vernon sits at the unique junction of three Class 1 Railroads, the UP, CSX and NS. This gives companies to opportunity to move their materials and goods east and west from one location.

Evansville Western/CSX | Greg Phelps | (270) 444-4414 | www.evwr.com


Norfolk Southern | Eli Falls | (314) 679-1880 | www.nscorp.com


Union Pacific | Wayne Borg | (630) 573-6435 | www.uprr.com


Burlington Northern Santa Fe | (618) 242-0410 | (800) 964-9386 | bnsf.com