Huntley's central location and extensive transportation network make it a destination of choice for companies that need to move employees and goods around the Chicago area, country and the globe.
Roadway Network Huntley boasts one of the most modern, high capacity roadway networks in the Chicago area. During the past two years, the community’s major north-south roadway, Illinois Rt. 47 has been completely reconstructed and expanded to 6 lanes from its original two lanes at a cost of $24 million. Additionally, the State of Illinois, Illinois Tollway Authority, Village of Huntley, and Counties of McHenry and Kane have approved funding totaling $61 million for the 2012 construction of a completely reconstructed and expanded 7 lane, full-access interchange at the intersection of Interstate-90 and Illinois Rt. 47. Finally, improvements to the Algonquin Road and Kreutzer Road arterials in excess of $10 million have significantly enhanced traffic flow to other commercial areas. With roadway improvements of $100 million, Huntley stands ready to attract significant new additions to its commercial and industrial base.
While Huntley claims an excellent roadway network, Illinois lies at the heart of the nation's interstate highway system. Three coast-to-coast interstates (I-70, I-80, and I-90) pass through Illinois. These are joined by major north-south interstates, including I-39, I-55, and I-57; major east-west interstates that include I-24, I-64, and I-74; as well as I-72, I-94, I-88 and I-155. In all, 2,169 miles of interstate highway serve Illinois. Only two states have more interstate miles.
Air Huntley, located in northwest suburban Chicago, is unique among the nation's communities. Not only is Huntley located within 30 miles of two international airports (O'Hare International and Chicago-Rockford International Airports), it is served as a hub to three major carriers: United Airlines and American Airlines at O'Hare International Airport and Southwest Airlines at Midway Airport. Sixty carriers fly non-stop from Chicago to 192 cities, compared with eight airlines and 31 non-stops from Indianapolis, 13 carriers and 61 non-stops from St. Louis, seven airlines and 17 non-stops from Des Moines, Iowa, and 9 carriers and 49 non-stops from Milwaukee.
In addition to air access at O’Hare and Midway Airports, air service is also available at the following locations:
Rockford-Chicago Int'l. Airport
Commercial, charter, private
Chicago Executive (Palwaukee)
Lake in the Hills Airport
Mitchell International (Milwaukee)
Commercial, charter, private
*All facilities accommodate private jets.
Rail Chicago is the largest rail hub in the country with more than 1,200 trains passing through it daily carrying 75 percent of the nation's freight valued at $350 billion; 37,500 rail freight cars pass through the City every day projected to increase to 67,000 by 2020. Chicago is the only city where six Class I railroads converge and exchange freight (BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific).
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Water Transportation The Port of Chicago remains the link between the inland-river system, the Great Lakes and the global marketplace. The Port offers shippers 2 large multi-ship facilities. The port is also served by 12 railroads and has direct access to Interstates 90 and 94.
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