Evansville, Indiana is located 60 miles south of the median center of the U.S. population (the point where latitude and longitude lines intersect, and the population is the same on all sides), resulting in lower transportation costs and easy access to almost every U.S. market.
The following major highways serve Southwest Indiana:
- Interstate 64 provides East-West access to Louisville, Kentucky, and St. Louis, Missouri. It also provides Interstate connections to points in all directions.
- Interstate 69 connects Interstate 64 and Indiana 57 to U.S. 41 near Evansville, Indiana.
- U.S. 41 provides four-lane access North to Chicago, Illinois, and South to Miami, Florida. It connects to the Kentucky Parkway System. It also connects to Interstate 24, which serves Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia.
- Indiana 62 provides East-West access across Southern Indiana.
- Indiana 66 provides scenic, East-West access along the Ohio River.
- Indiana 57 provides access to the Northeast, including connections to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Major Highway Improvement Projects — I-69
Construction began on the Evansville to Indianapolis portion of Interstate 69 in summer 2008. Interstate 69 will eventually run through the United States from Canada to the Mexican border. The first 67 miles opened for business in November 2012 under budget and years ahead of schedule, and now saves motorists more than 30 minutes in travel time between Evansville, IN and Crane, Indiana. Construction is underway on all 27 miles of I-69 Section 4 between Crane and Bloomington, which is expected to open to traffic in phases during late 2014 and 2015.
As of December 11, 2015. Four out of the six I69 segments are now complete with more than 90 miles of interstate linking Evansville to Bloomington, and soon to Indianapolis.
Map of I-69 Route
These freight rail companies offer services in SW Indiana:
- CSX Transportation
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Evansville Western Railway, Inc. (EVWR), a subsidiary of Four Rivers Transportation, Inc.
- Indiana Southern Railroad
The Evansville, IN MSA ranked among the highest in the county:
- The Port of Indiana - Mount Vernon set a new annual shipping record in 2015 by handling over 6.6 million tons of material.
- The Port of Indiana - Mount Vernon is the 8th largest inland port in the country based on trip ton-miles and it moves more cargo by water and rail than any other port in Indiana.
- In a year it handles 3-5 million tons of grain, coal, fertilizer, steel, minerals, cement, and project cargo.
Three Ports of Indiana sites offer rail-to-water transload facilities, extensive storage areas, and a wide range of services:
- Port of Indiana – Mount Vernon – located in Posey County, in Southwest Indiana
- Access to the Gulf of Mexico
- Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville
- Access to the Gulf of Mexico
- Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor
- Access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
Evansville Regional Airport provides daily departures to 5 national hub-airport locations throughout the United States.
- Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
The following airlines provide service from Evansville Regional Airport:
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- United Airlines
FTZ No. 177 – Evansville, Indiana
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