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Jersey County is furnished with an excellent location in southwestern Illinois, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and approximately 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis. This strategic position places the communities of Jersey County in the midst of a high-quality transportation network of highways, waterways and air transit options.

U.S. Route 67 and State Routes 16 and 109 converge in the heart of Jerseyville, while State Route 100 traverses the shores of the Mississippi River. Drivers also utilize State Route 3 in the southern portion of the county, along with Interstates 55, 255 and 270, which are reachable in approximately 25-30 miles from the area. Various portions of Rt. 3, Rt. 16 and Rt. 109 are planned to be widened and resurfaced, and more importantly Rt. 67 is being reconstructed as a 4-lane expressway connecting to I-255 in Godfrey and providing Interstate Access to Jersey County as part of IDOT’s multi-year plan ( 2009-2013).

General and corporate aviation is supplied through St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton – located just southeast of Jersey County. Each year, the airport handles around 80,000 operations and hosts more than 30 businesses within its 600-acre business park. Pilots flying in and out of St. Louis Regional are afforded fueling and maintenance services, aircraft rental options and full-service lounges through two Fixed Base Operators (FBO) – West Star Aviation and Aaero Aviation Services. For major commercial services, travelers utilize the nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

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