The city of Petersburg is in one of the more desirable locations in Virginia, situated on the eastern seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between New York and Florida. Superhighways, river ports, railroad systems and airports serve Petersburg.

For those who like to drive, Petersburg is near a major network of highways, interstates and local roads to take you where you want to go. Interstates 85 and 95 cross through Petersburg, running north/south, providing access to other surrounding communities as well as other states.

Many companies take advantage of the area's road transportation options; there are over 80 trucking companies that use the roadways. Interstate 295 is on the eastern side of Petersburg and links up with Interstate 95, giving motorists access to the Norfolk-Hampton area.

Traveling by road isn't the only way to get in and out of the Petersburg area. Air transportation gives residents and visitors a great way of traveling. Approximately five miles to the south of Petersburg is the Dinwiddie County Airport. This airport allows for smaller aircraft to land and take off. The airport has two runways, five hangars, and a terminal.

A short trip north on Interstate 95 will bring you to the Chesterfield County Airport. The airport has a 5,500-ft. runway that serves smaller aircraft, such as corporate jets. The Chesterfield County Airport provides service without all of the hustle and bustle.

In the capital of Virginia lies the Richmond International Airport. There are six major air carriers that serve through the airport, transporting visitors and citizens all over the United States and overseas. The 2.7 million travelers take advantage of the airport’s 18 non-stop flights. The Richmond International Airport also handles cargo aircraft. In the year 2000 there were over 140 million pounds of cargo transferred through the airport.

Other services in the Petersburg area include the river and ocean ports that are easily accessed in Hopewell, Richmond and the Port of Virginia. These ports allow for movement of mass quantities of goods into Virginia from across the globe.

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