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Location and Transportation

Location and Transportation

Lockport’s ideal location places it in close proximity to the big-city amenities of Chicago while still offering the small-town charm of a historic place. Just 35 miles from the big city, Lockport offers the finest of suburban living.

Three major highways run right by the city, offering easy access throughout Lockport and beyond. I-355 is just east, while I-55 is just west and I-80 runs just south. Local streets to like routes 53, 171 and 7 make traveling around the city and to nearby towns a breeze.

For those looking to travel further, Lockport is in close proximity to two regional airports and two international airports. Lewis Lockport Airport and Joliet Regional Airport serve private and corporate aircrafts, while Midway International Airport is just 21 miles away and O’Hare International Airport is 28 miles away. With these airports in such close proximity, residents can find themselves in a new state or country in a matter of hours.

train station

While traveling by car is the easiest way to get around Lockport, there are also two forms of public transportation available offering reliable service. Lockport’s commuter Metra train is in the Heritage Corridor: The station is located at the corner of 13th and State Street. Currently, six commuter trains go to and from Chicago on the weekdays. Two Pace bus routes provide connections to neighboring communities, serving Lockport, Metra’s Heritage Corridor Lockport Station and Southwest service 153rd Street/Orland Park Station, Lewis University, Orland Square Mall, and other Pace routes.

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