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Direct barge service at Havana on the Illinois River from the Great Lakes to New Orleans. Barge terminal service through Peoria Lock and Dam exceeds 36 million annually (includes grain, coal, rock, petroleum and fertilizer). One Havana terminal has facilities for "Identify preserved" bulk grain shipments.


State Routes 78, 29, 97 U.S. Routes 136.

Interstate Routes:

    • 33 miles to I-55 east of Havana connecting with Chicago and St. Louis.
    • 25 miles to I-74 north of Mason County at Peoria; connecting west to Des Moines and east to Indianapolis.
    • 15 miles to 1-55 to I-55 south or I-74 north

Rail Service

Illinois Midland -Mainline (NE/SW) through Pekin, Manito, Forest City, Havana, and Kilbourne. In addition, the following eight carriers service Pekin: BNSF, Canadian National - Illinois Central, Union Pacific, CSX, Rail America, Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Norfolk Southern and Iowa Interstate

Truck Service

Motor Freight Carriers Servicing Area 10

(Interstate 10; Intrastate 0; Terminals 2)

Air Service

Bloomington-Normal Airport
Airport Type:commercial
Runway:concrete 6500 feet
Serving:Chicago, St.Louis, Orlando, Minneapolis, New York
Freight:Continental Express, Emery, Trans World Express, Purolater Courier, Federal Express

Greater Peoria Regional Airport

Airport Type: commercial; 25 miles
Runway: asphalt; 8000 Feet
Serving: Chicago, St.Louis, Denver, Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta,
Kansas City, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco
Freight: Airbourne Express, Emery Worldwide, Federal Express, Purolator Courier

Capitol Area Airport/ Springfield

Airport Type: commercial; 35 miles
Runway: concrete; 8000 feet
Serving: Chicago, St.Louis, Peoria, Champaign

Havana Regional Airport

Airport Type: commercial; 10 miles south of Havana on Route 97
Runway: sod, lighted

Mitchell Airport

Airport Type: private; 5 miles north of Manito
Runway: asphalt

Pekin Airport/ Byerly Aviation

Airport Type: city owned, municipal open Route 29
Runway: asphalt; 5000 feet - lighted

Airlines serving the Area:American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United, Northwest and ASA.

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