Transportation

North Central Illinois offers the transportation advantages that your company needs to serve a growing regional, national, NAFTA, and global marketplace. Directly served by Interstate 80 and Interstate 39, plus the navigable Illinois River, North Central Illinois is part of a primary North American transportation and logistics center. This region, including Metro Chicago, is not only the nation's railroad hub and home to the world’s busiest airport, but we are also the third largest volume intermodal port region in the world! North Central Illinois puts your business in the middle of the finest transportation system in the world. 

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Intermodal Transportation Hub of North America

intramodal highways map

Highways

Major Highways

Nearest Interstate Highways
Name

Interstate Highway

Interstate 80 - east/west

Interstate Highway

Interstate 39 - north/south

Interstate Highway

Interstate 180

Nearest 4-lane U.S. Highway

U.S. 34
U.S. 52
U.S. 6

Nearest State Highway

Illinois 18
Illinois 71
Illinois 23
Illinois 92



Manufacturing Plants and Distribution Centers and Rail Freight Traffic

Rail

Rail Map

Intermodal

Rail

 
Name/Location
Distance

Nearest Piggyback Service

Joliet

60 miles

Nearest Intermodal Service

CenterPoint BNSF and UP Intermodal - Joliet
Union Pacific Intermodal - Rochelle

60 miles
48 miles

Freight Lines

CSX
BNSF
Norfolk Southern
Union Pacific
IAIS - Iowa Interstate

Omnitrax

 

Daily Interstate Passenger Rail Service

AMTRAK - Princeton and Mendota

 On Site

Rail Frieght Flows, All commodities Map

Rail Intermodal Information Intermodal connectors in Chicago are essential links in ensuring the efficient movement between intermodal terminals and between terminals and customer, suppliers and factories. These essential movements must take place in a highly developed and congested urban setting, where roadways are also used for local goods movement and passenger transportation. The eastern and western railroads meet in Chicago, making it the leading railroad transportation hub in the country:

Containing 27 major rail yards Performing 5.5 million annual lifts Consisting of 10.3 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs) Generating 14,200 daily truck moves related to distribution and redistribution of trailers and containers.
IAIS/CSX     BNSF     CenterPoint Intermodal     Union Pacific     Amtrak     METRA

Amtrak/Union Depot
783 Main Street Mendota, IL

107 Bicentennial Drive Princeton, IL
1-800-872-7245
www.amtrak.com/stations
Daily Amtrak service is available at Mendota & Princeton

Trucking

Truck Freight Flows All commodities

Trucking

Motor Freight Terminals within 20 minutes

6

Volume

Over 1 million tons of finished product shipped out annually

Local Carriers

5

Interstate Carriers

6

Goods in Transit Times

 
Days by Rail
Days by Truck

From North Central Illinois

Rail Car Load

Truck Load

LTL

Atlanta

3

2

3

Cleveland

3

1

1

Dallas

2

2

3

Kansas City

1

1

2

Los Angeles

3

4

5

Memphis

2

1

2

New Orleans

2

2

3

New York City

4

2

5

Seattle

5

4

5

River Ports

Inland Waterway Freight, All Commodities

Illinois River Barge Facilities - North Central Illinois

Index #
Chart #
Facility Name
River Mile
Heading South Bank
73 70 Osage Marine Services, Hennepin Dock and Fleet Moorings 207.0 Left
74 70 Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Hennepin Terminal Dock  207.4 Right
75 70 Cargill Aghorizons, Hennepin Grain Elevator Dock  207.5 Left
76 70 ADM/Growmark River System, Hennepin Grain Elevator Dock  207.7 Left
77 71 Terminal Express, Liquid Fertilizer Dock 207.7 Left
78 71 Terminal Fleet, Hennepin Moorings  208.4 Left 
79 71 Terminal Fleet, Hennepin Dock  208.8 Left
80 71 Terminal Express, Dry Cargo Dock  209.0 Left
81 72 Dynegy Midwest Generation, Hennepin Power Station Coal Dock  211.8 Left
82 72 Tri-Con Materials, Inc.   212.9 Left
83 74 Osage Marine Services, Spring Valley Fleet Moorings  217.6 Right
83 74 Osage Marine Services, Spring Valley Fleet Moorings   217.6 Left
84 74 Cargill Aghorizons, Spring Valley North Grain Elevator Dock  218.3 Right
85 74 Cargill Aghorizons, Spring Valley Grain Elevator Dock  218.4 Left
86 74 ADM/Growmark River System, Spring Valley Grain Elevator Dock  218.5 Right
87 75 Artco Fleeting Services, Peru Fleet  220.6 Right
88 75 CF Industries, Peru Nitrogen Terminal Dock  221.2 Right
89 75 St Services, Peru Terminal Dock  221.4 Right
90 75 River Docks, Barge Wharf  221.8 Right
91 76 Huntsman Chemical Corp., Peru Plant Dock  223.0 Right
92 76 Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Peru Terminal Dock  223.1 Right
93 76 ADM/Growmark River System, LaSalle Terminal Bulk Materials Dock  223.2 Right
94 76 ADM/Growmark River System, LaSalle Grain Elevator Dock  223.2 Right
95 76 Artco Fleeting Services, LaSalle Fleet  223.8 Right
96 77 Utica Terminal Dock  228.5 Right
97 77 Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Utica Terminal Grain Dock  228.9 Right
98 77 Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Utica Terminal Crane Dock  229.3 Right
99 80 Cargill, North Ottawa Grain Elevator Dock  235.8 Right
100 80 Ottawa Barge Terminal, Bulk Materials Dock  236.2 Right
101 80 Ottawa Barge Terminal, Grain Dock   236.2 Right
102 80 ADM/Growmark River System, Ottawa South Grain Elevator Wharf  236.8 Left 
103 80 Garvey Marine, Ottawa Fleet Moorings  236.9 Left
104 80 Artco Fleeting Services, Ottawa Lower Fleet  237.9 Right
105 80 Cargill Aghorizons, Ottawa South Grain Elevator Dock  238.6 Left
106 81 ADM/Growmark River System, Ottawa North Grain Elevator Dock  241.9 Right
107 82 Garvey International, Ottawa Terminal Docks  243.3 Right
108 82 Garvey International, Ottawa Terminal East Slip  243.5 Right
109 82 G.E Plastics, Ottawa Plant Wharf 244.1 Right
110 84 Independence Tube Corp., Marseilles Slip  248.0 Right
111 84 Infra-metals Co., Marseilles Slip  248.3 Right
112 84 Royster-Clark Nitrogen, Marseilles Terminal Ammonia Dock  248.7 Right
113 84 Royster-Clark Nitrogen, Marseilles Terminal Bulk Dock  248.9 Right
114 84 F & W Flying Service Dock  249.9 Right
115 84 PCS Phosphate, Marseilles Plant Dock  249.9 Right
116 85 Cargill Aghorizons, Seneca Grain Elevator Wharf  252.5 Right
117 85 Lamb's Seneca Terminal Wharf(LST)  253.5 Right
118 85 CF Industries, Seneca Terminal Dock   253.8 Left

Airports

Top Gateways for International Freight

Airport Information
Chicago OHare International
Chicago Midway International
Central Illinois Regional Airport - Bloomington
Peoria International Airport - Peoria

Quad City International Airport - Moline
Illinois Valley Regional Airport - Peru - charter and private aircraft

Airlines Link
Chicago OHare Airport Commercial Airlines
Chicago Midway Airport Commercial Airlines
Bloomington Commercial Airlines
Peoria Commercial Airlines
Quad Cities Commercial Airlines

Overnight Parcel Delivery Service

Overnight Parcel Services

Service
Last Pickup Princeton
Last Pickup LaSalle-Peru
Guaranteed Delivery Major Cities in North Central Illinois

DHL - Airborne Express

5:30

6:00

12 noon

Federal Express

6:00

5:30

10:30 a.m.

United Parcel Service

5:00

7:00

12 noon

Emery Worldwide

5:00

6:00

12 noon

US Postal Service

5:00

5:00

12 noon

UPS     Fed Ex     Emery     DHL     U.S. Postal Service

Bus Service
Bus Lines
Inter-City and Inter-State 
Greyhound Bus Lines
Location: 3130 May Road - Peru, IL

Phone Number- (815) 224-1065
Customer Service: (800) 992-4618
Hours - 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Baggage Information

Trailways*
Phone Number: (800) 992-4618

Pick-Up Locations: Peru Terminal -  Sapp Brothers Rt. 80
                           Ottawa Terminal - Dunkin’ Donuts Ottawa
*(requires 24 hour advance reservations) Charter Bus Services

Local Transit
North Central Area Transit
Bureau & Putnam Area Rural Transit

Traffic Volumes
Major Intersections in North Central Illinois - Average Daily Traffic Volume

Intersection

Traffic

Interstate 80 and U.S. 26 - Princeton

Interstate - 20,200
Princeton - 8,700

Interstate 180 and IL 71 - Hennepin

Hennepin - 2,500

Interstate 80 and IL 89 - Spring Valley

Interstate - 21,300
Spring Valley - 6,350

Interstate 80 and US 251 - Peru

Interstate - 28,800
Peru - 15,600

Interstate 39 and Interstate 80 Interchange

East-West - 31,900
North-South - 19,400

Interstate 39 and U.S. 34 - Mendota

Interstate - 18,100
Mendota - 5,950

Interstate 39 and Highway 6 - LaSalle

Interstate - 19,100
LaSalle - 7,700

Interstate 39 and Highway 23 - Oglesby

Interstate - 19,100
Oglesby - 8,900

Interstate 39 and Highway 18 - to Putnam County & Streator

Interstate - 16,800
to Streator - 3,250

Highway 23 and Highway 18 - Streator

North-South - 16,700
East-West - 10,300

Interstate 80 and Highway 43 - Utica 

Interstate - 32,100
Utica - 7,000

Interstate 80 and Highway 23 - Ottawa

Interstate - 32,100
Ottawa - 16,700

Illinois State Department of Transportation - Average Traffic Volume Map - click here 

 

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