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Transportation & Infrastructure

Flight Map from Jackson, Mississippi.

The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport provides non-stop air service to eight cities daily via five passenger carriers.

Airport Cities

Atlanta (ATL)
Charlotte (CLT)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
Denver (DIA)
Houston/Intercontinental (IAH)
Orlando (SFB)
Washington D.C./Reagan National (DCA)


American Airlines
American Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Via Air
American Airlines

Image of Madison County, MS Rail Transportation Map

Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway maintains two main lines which run through Madison County and converge in Jackson, where the railroad has a major terminal switching yard. The lines again diverge from Jackson to run south to New Orleans, Louisiana, and southeast to Mobile, Alabama, via Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

CN also operates an automotive facility in the metropolitan area that serves the four-state area of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Jackson is the headquarters for one of CN’s five divisions, the Gulf Division.

Grenada Railroad

As a short line, the Grenada Railroad with its connections in the Memphis Gateway to nearly every Class I railroad (BNSF, Canadian National, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corp. and the Union Pacific Railroad) in the nation allows the railroad’s customers to enjoy a multitude of competitive freight routings, rate options and ability to choose their sourcing/deliver points throughout the country. Locating on the Grenada Railway frees industries from being captive to both a single railroad and the points that railroad serves. Across the board, it’s all about competition from sources of raw materials to market access to the cost of the freight.

Map of major roadways in Madison County, MS.

Madison County is served by I-55, running straight through the middle of the county. I-55 connects Madison County with Memphis, Tennessee; Saint Louis, Missouri; and Chicago to the north and to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the South, where it connects with Interstate 10 near New Orleans.

Madison County has easy access to I-20, a major east/west interstate artery in the Southern United States. I-20 easily connects Madison County with virtually all the major metropolitan areas in the South. To the east, I-20 provides access to Meridian, Birmingham, Atlanta, Columbia, SC, and terminates in Florence, SC with Interstate 95–the major north-south trade route in the Eastern US. To the west from Jackson, I-20 connects your business or industry with Dallas and El Paso where I-20 terminates with Interstate 10.

Two other US highways, US 49 and US 51, connect Madison County to many destinations in the United States. US 49 terminates south of Madison County at Gulfport on the Gulf of Mexico and travels north to Arkansas. US 51 is a north-south highway that runs for 1,286 miles from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans.

Image of Madison County, MS Major Ports Map

Madison County has access to some of the most vital ports and waterways in the United States.

Port of Vicksburg

  • Handles 14 million tons of freight annually
  • Only rail crossing of the MS River in the state
  • Designated a Foreign Trade Zone and Port of Entry, and maintains a US Customs Service

City:          Vicksburg MS
County:     Warren
River:        Mississippi RM 436.0

Roads: Direct access to US-61 (north-south) via Haining Road; 12 miles from I-20 (east-west)
Rail: Port main line connects to Class 1 KCS and crosses river; KCS connects to CN at Jackson MS and Union Pacific at Tallulah LA.

T-dock, warehouse space, open bulk and hard surface loading area, direct dump ramp, direct barge loading, palletized load handling

Multimodal services (bulk and break bulk), all-weather loading and unloading, warehousing, liquid warehouse facilities, barge fleeting, marshaling, barge cleaning and refurbishing


Port of Gulfport

  • Receives and ships general cargo and dry-bulk materials including steel billets, structural shapes, coiled strip, paper, steel, ore and bridge beams
  • Supports a cluster of steel service industries employing more than 400 skilled workers.
  • Near the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

City:          Gulfport MS
County:     Harrison
Water:       Northern Gulf of Mexico

Roads:      Served by US-90; access to I-10 via US-90 to US-49
Rail:          Class 1 KCS

250 acres with 6,000 feet of berthing space; 110 acres of open storage space; 400,000 sq. ft. of covered warehouse space; RO-RO ramp, two 100-ton capacity mobile harbor cranes

Refrigerated and large container storage and shipment; break bulk shipments; foreign trade; warehousing for bulk, break bulk, and containerized cargo; stuffing; stripping; consolidation and deconsolidating needs


Port of Pascagoula

Mississippi’s largest port. Ranks nationally in the top 20 ports in foreign cargo volume.

City:          Pascagoula MS
County:     Jackson
Water:       Northern Gulf of Mexico


1) Pascagoula River Harbor—direct access to US-90; 6.6 miles to I-10 via MS-613
2) Bayou Casotte Harbor—access to US-90 and I-10 via MS-63
CSX main line, interchanges with Union Pacific and BNSF in New Orleans; MSE, interchanges with CSX and CN 40 miles north at Lucedale

Two harbors with public and private terminals:
▪ Pascagoula River Harbor
▪ Bayou Casotte Harbor

Deep draft vessel stevedoring and terminal operations; barge loading, unloading and transloading; transloading between rail, truck and barge; barge fleeting; marine dry-dock and repair; warehousing; truck scales


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