Transportation Advantage

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Located along three of the more active commercial and industrial corridors (Plainfield Road (IL RT 30), Weber Road and Broadway (IL RT 53/66)) in Will County the City boasts a strong transportation infrastructure and quick drive times in and out of Will County. With easy access to Interstates 55, 80 and 355, and only 14 miles ( 22.5 kilometers) from the CenterPoint Properties Intermodal Centers in Elwood, IL and Joliet, IL Crest Hill is becoming an industrial distribution and manufacturing hub. Aaron Thomas Packaging and Goglanian Bakeries recently selected Crest Hill as their Midwest distribution and manufacturing locations and are now operating in the Crest Hill Business Park.

Working in tandem with the Interstate system that connects Crest Hill with Chicago and the Midwest the existing local road infrastructure connects over 120,000+ consumers to Crest Hill shopping centers with less than 15 minute drive times from the surrounding communities.

Pace Bus - Route 507

Public Transportation

The City of Crest Hill is served by Metra Train Service and Pace Bus Service.

Metra offers access via the Rock Island Line from Joliet Union Station to LaSalle Street Station with 12 express trains in the morning and evening hours and 6 via the Heritage Corridor Line from Joliet to Union Station. Crest Hill has access to train stations located just minutes from the City's boundaries in Joliet, Lockport and Romeoville. The Joliet station is less than 5 miles from Crest Hill’s commercial and industrial corridors.

Pace services the City of Crest Hill via the Route 505 - West Joliet Loop, Route 507 - Plainfield Road, Route 832 - Orland Square and the Pace Vanpool Program. The 505 and 507 routes connect Crest Hill’s commercial and industrial districts to the Joliet Union Station.

Airport Transportation

Lewis University Airport (LOT)

Located just North of Crest Hill’s municipal boundary in Romeoville. Lewis University Airport can accommodate small to mid-sized aircraft with two runways. Lewis offers a wide-range of services including high tail storage.

Chicago Midway (MDW)

Located just 35 miles from Crest Hill. One of the fastest growing airports in the continent, Chicago Midway Airport serves over 17 million travelers each year. Chicago Midway Airport currently has three concourses, serving major airlines such as American, Continental, and Southwest. Recent improvements have included an expansion of baggage claim areas and ticket counters, and a new terminal-concourse bridge.

Chicago Midway Airport offers easy access from central Chicago in under 30 minutes via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line buses, regional buses, downtown and suburban shuttles, and interstate highways. An hourly shuttle also operates between O’Hare International and Midway airports (7:00 am to 10:00 pm). Extensive short- and long-term parking is available, with the six-story Midway Airport parking garage offering access to the new Midway terminal building.

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

One of America’s best-connected airports and for many years was the USA’s busiest before Atlanta Airport took over the mantle. Over 70 million people a year travel through Chicago O’Hare International Airport, voted “Best Airport in North America” in 2000 by international travelers surveyed in Business Traveler magazine.

Located 40 miles Northeast of Crest Hill, O’Hare International Airport provides excellent transport links to Chicago and the suburbs by public transport, hire car or shuttle service. O’Hare currently has four terminals, equipped with extensive and modern facilities and services. Recent upgrades at Chicago O’Hare Airport have included new amenities at the International Terminal 5 and an Airport Transfer Service, with major reconstruction work at Terminals 2 and 3 scheduled for completion.