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Transportation

Highways

Clinton County offers one of the most efficient logistics and transportation gateways to customers and suppliers in North America with 62 percent of all U.S. and Canadian manufacturing locations located within 600 miles or a one-day drive of Clinton County.  The Federal Highway Administration long haul trucking volume map below shows Michigan's connectivity to the east/west and north/south U.S. interstate highway system.

Interstate highways I-96 and I-69 run directly through Clinton County and make for a short 15 minute drive from Clinton County to GM’s Delta Township Assembly plant which manufactures ChevroletBuick, and GMC vehicles. I-69 also provides Clinton County direct access to Canada at the Blue Water Bridge which connects Port Huron, Michigan with Sarnia, Ontario. The County is also less than an hour west of I-275 which feeds into I-75 (Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Naples, Florida) and its connections to I-80 (New York to San Francisco) and I-90 (Boston to Seattle).

U.S. 127 which bisects the County runs from Grayling, Michigan to Chattanooga, Tennessee, runs through the southwestern corner of the county before turning southerly to bypass Lansing. It connects Grand Rapids and Muskegon to the west with Detroit on the east. I-96 provides direct access to I-275 which connects to I-75, the busiest Interstate in the U.S.

Nicknamed the NAFTA Superhighway, I-69 travels across southern Clinton County bypassing Lansing on the north. To the south, I-69 continues toward Battle Creek and Fort WayneIndiana. Easterly, the highway travels on to Flint and Port Huron which provides direct access to the Blue Water Bridge to Canada.

I-96 runs through the southwestern corner of the county before turning southerly to bypass Lansing. It connects Grand Rapids and Muskegon to the west with Detroit on the east. I-96 provides direct access to I-275 which connects to I-75, the busiest Interstate in the U.S.

I-69 Business Loop or BL I-69 is a loop route running through Lansing and East Lansing.

I-496 Business Loop or BL I-96 is a loop route running through Lansing. A small portion of the route exists in southern Clinton County.

 

U.S. 127 runs north-south through the center portion of the county, serving both St. Johns and DeWitt. US 127 continues northerly toward Mt. Pleasant and Grayling, and southerly past Lansing and on toward Jackson.

U.S. 127 Business is a loop route through St. Johns.

 

  M-21 passes east-west through Fowler, St. Johns, Shepardsville and Ovid. M-21 provides a link to Grand Rapids, approximately 66 miles (106 km) to the west, and Flint, about 45 miles (72 km) to the east.

M-100. A short segment of M-100 exists in southwestern Clinton Co. From a beginning at I-69 in Eaton County, it terminates as I-96 north of Grand Ledge.

Interstate 75 continues on to Toledo and south through several major cities, including: Cincinnati, OhioAtlanta, GeorgiaTampa, Florida to its ending in the suburbs of Miami, Florida.

Clinton County with its north central U.S. location is ideally located in the center of the state with easy access to Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, and Canada via the north/south bound and east/west bound highway systems that run through the county. In addition to its close proximity to the Interstate system, businesses are also supported by airline and freight travel via the Capital Region International Airport, CSX rail, and public transportation, Clinton Area Transit.

AIR

Capital Region International Airport  is located in the southern part of Clinton County and is used by hundreds of thousands of travelers to connect to the entire world through major airlines. In addition to passengers, the airport provides service to thousands of tons of air cargo annually and provides support for corporate and general aviation. Air carriers include:

Apple Vacations

Delta Connection

United Express

General and Corporate Aviation  or AVFLIGHT Lansing is a 24 hour, full service facility making flight planning easy with services such as satellite weather, de-icing, airstart, and preheated hangars. Avflight Lansing offers a great alternative to the area’s larger airport. As an Avfuel braded dealer, contract fuel and AVTRIP points are available for pilots’ convenience.

Rail

Watertown Township and its industrial area located on Grand River Avenue west of the Capital Region International Airport, is served by CSX’s Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Chicago line. In Michigan, CSX operates over and maintains more than 1,200 miles of track, handled more than 395,000 carloads of freight during 2010, and products including intermodal, coal, passenger vehicles, grain, and iron and steel scrap.

Great Lakes Central Rail travels through Duplain Township in the northeast corner of Clinton County. They operate on State-owned rail assets with services that included truck-coordinated transportation, including several transload facilities throughout Mid-Michigan.  Gross ton miles of freight hauled is over 350,000,000 tons annually.

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Public Transit

Clinton Area County Clinton Transit (the blue Bus) provides safe, reliable public transportation for all Clinton County including Capital City airport. Located in St. Johns, Clinton Transit operates Monday through Friday, Curb to curb.