Access to the Mississippi River, a historic presence of railroad hubs, and an ever-expanding 4-lane highway network are just some of the numerous components that make up Southeast Iowa's dynamic transportation system.
Southeast Iowa is crossed by four US Highways - 34, 61, 136, and 218, along with four State Highways - 2, 16, 70, 78 and 92.
The transportation system of Southeast Iowa is exceptionally diverse for its comparatively small, largely rural population. Several industrial facilities help explain locally concentrated areas of truck traffic on the maps below.
Residents of Southeast Iowa have convenient access to multiple primary airports in the surrounding Tri-State region of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. There are 4 primary airports within 100 miles of the region, with direct connections to Atlanta, Tampa, Washington, DC, and Las Vegas.