Transportation

Trucking

Illinois is located at the hub of the nation’s Interstate highway system. Coles County is located on I-57, which directly feeds to  I-70, I-80, I-64, I-72, I-74, I-24 and I-55.

Major Market Areas

Column1Column2
Chicago 185Memphis 350
Milwaukee 275St. Louis 130
Detroit 455Kansas City 360
Indianapolis 120Des Moines 350
Cincinnati 260Madison 325
Nashville 365

Railroads

Many industrial sites in Coles County are served by the Canadian National Class I railroad and the NRG shortline, with nearby direct switching access to the east/west CSX railroad and the Illinois Central. This choice provides competitive advantages to rail users.

Coles County Memorial Airport

  • 6,500 x 150 and 5,800 x 100 foot paved runways
  • 10,000 sq ft excess hanger capacity
  • Full Instrument Landing System
  • Air Carrier Airport under Part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Corporate Service

Passenger Service

  • Amtrak passenger rail service boarding in downtown Mattoon
  • Greyhound bus service departing from downtown Mattoon
  • Various rental car and limousine services available