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Oak Lawn’s advantageous location in Chicago’s Southland is truly one of its most vital assets, as it places the Village in the heart of an exceptional web of transportation options. Both residents and businesses find that travel and transport of goods is efficient via a network of interstate highways and local arterial routes, two international airports, plus commuter rail and bus lines.

Just 15 miles from the Loop, Oak Lawn is afforded an outstanding roadway infrastructure that is highly utilized for local and regional travel. Cicero Avenue (Route 50), 95th Street and numerous further major roads traverse the entirety of Oak Lawn, providing direct access to significant destinations such as schools, recreational areas, retailers and places of employment. Downtown Chicago, its surrounding suburbs and innumerable regional and national terminuses can all be accessed through the area’s extensive interstate highway system. Interstates 80, 90 and 94 offer east-west travel, while Interstates 55, 57 and 294 provide for quick north-south transport.

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Public transportation is readily available for use as an affordable alternative when it comes to commuting in the Chicagoland area. The Oak Lawn commuter rail station, located at 9525 S. Tulley Avenue, links riders with the Metra SouthWest Service, which runs Monday through Friday, with Saturday service to begin soon, and reaches Chicago’s Union Station within 40 minutes. Offering a connection to the rail station and other modes of public transportation, as well as major shopping centers, schools, hospitals, business parks and more are nearly a dozen Pace bus routes.

Commercial flyers looking to travel to regional, national or international destinations are afforded the services of two vital airports in Chicago. O’Hare International and Midway International Airports both provide a wealth of incoming and outgoing flights each day to an assortment of sites around the world.

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