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Location and Transportation

Situated on the Tippecanoe River between Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman, the City of Monticello is ideally located approximately the same distance from two major metropolitan areas … Chicago and Indianapolis. Interstate 65 is approximately 20 miles to the west via U.S. Highway 24. This highway intersects with north-south U.S. Highway 421 and State Road 39 in Monticello.

Monticello’s highway and rail transportation systems provide companies and industries with a wide spectrum of capabilities to meet their unique needs. Whether bringing in raw materials or shipping finished goods, we have the necessary resources to keep goods and services moving.

The White County Airport provides a full-maintenance facility and fuel for jet and prop-driven aircraft. The airport is the home-base for both corporate and privately owned airplanes. Located south of Monticello, the airport built a new terminal in 2008. Recently, the county airport’s Automated Weather Observation System was completed, providing up-to-the minute weather information for incoming flights. The Airport Board secured funding to extend the runway from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet.

CSX, Toledo Peoria & Western and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railways serve the community’s business and industrial base. TP&W’s Hoosier Lift-Intermodal is located near Wolcott. In addition, several motor freight firms provide intra- and interstate shipping.

Monticello is located 80 miles from Burns Harbor at Portage, giving area firms access to world markets via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Great location … ample transportation … easy access to business and fun … that’s what put us on the map!

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