Advantage Valley’s Robust Transportation Networks Connect Your Business with the World

The Advantage Valley region’s central location is enhanced by a rich transportation infrastructure that supports the delivery of raw materials and shipment of finished products throughout the continent and the world.


Served by three Interstates and several U.S. highways, Advantage Valley has fast connections to key cities and markets throughout the eastern half of the nation. For example, Interstate 64 passes through Charleston and Huntington on its journey from the Virginia Tidewater to Missouri. I-77 goes through Jackson and Kanawha Counties on its route from Lake Erie to South Carolina. And I-79 connects Charleston with Western Pennsylvania, providing a quick trip to Canada via Buffalo.

U.S. 35 runs between Putnam County and Northern Indiana, U.S. 52 passes through Advantage Valley on its route between the Canada/North Dakota border and South Carolina, and U.S. 33 connects Northern Indiana to Richmond, Virginia. U.S. 119 offers four-lane limited-access travel between Williamson to Charleston, and U.S. 60 nearly spans the nation, starting in Richmond and terminating in Phoenix. All these highways connect with major interstates along their routes.


Advantage Valley has been an important corridor since the earliest days of railroading, so companies using rail service benefit from immediate access to busy CSX and Norfolk Southern mainlines. In addition to connecting to the continent’s rail network, those lines provide quick access to ports along the Ohio River and Virginia’s seaports.


Speaking of ports, the region is served by six navigable rivers with truck-to-barge capabilities. The Port of Huntington-Tri-State, one of the nation’s largest inland ports, moves more than 80 million tons of cargo annually from docks along 100 miles of Ohio River, 90 miles of the Kanawha River, and 9 miles of the Big Sandy River. The Jackson County Maritime & Industrial Park on the Ohio River has a 25-acre barge loading/unloading facility with road and rail access.


Companies that need access to air service will find plenty to appreciate here. Charleston Yeager Airport (CRW) a Customs Port of Entry, has a 6,800-foot runway and nonstop commercial service over American, Delta, Spirit, and United to major cities. Capital Jet Center is a 24/7 FBO with cargo handling and hangar service. Huntington Tri-State (KHTS) has a 7,000-foot runway and commercial service from Allegiant and American. The Tri-State Aeroplex includes the state’s only FedEx 757 hub and is capable of handling heavy air freight. Huntington Jet Center is a 24/7 FBO. In addition, a number of the region’s communities have general aviation airports.

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