Transportation

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Lapeer County is situated within 500 miles of one third of the U.S. population and is less than one hour from Ontario, Canada's largest province.

Highways
Interstate I-69, Lapeer County's main east-west freeway, provides a major transportation network to both Canadian and Midwest markets. It begins at the U.S. Canadian border, less than one hour from Lapeer County. The freeway connects Imlay City, the City of Lapeer and continues westward, passing nearby Flint Bishop International Airport. I-69 ties into Michigan's transportation system by intersecting with I-75, 20 miles east in Flint and I-94, 40 miles west in Port Huron. North-South highway transportation is provided by M-24 and M-53. Both State highways intersect with I-69 and travel through major metropolitan areas.

Driving Distance and Times to Selected Locations                                              
 Destination Distance
in miles 
Drive time
in hours 
 Detroit, MI  58  1
 Sarnia, Ontario  58  1.25
 Ann Arbor,MI  75  1.25
 Lansing, MI  77  1.25
 Toledo, OH  129  2
 Toronto, ON  232  3.75
 Columbus, OH  266  4.5
 Chicago, IL  294  4.75
 Indianapolis, IN  325  5
 Cincinnati, OH  325  5
 Madison, WI  438  7

Air
Dupont-Lapeer Airport is a general aviation airport offering public use facilities in Lapeer County.

Bishop International Airport, located in neighboring Genesee County, is served by passenger and cargo carriers.

Rail
Canadian National (CN), provides freight service in Lapeer County with direct routes fom Chicago to Canada. The 6,129 foot St. Clair Tunnel accomodates double stack freight cars entering Canada. The line branches east toToronto and south-west to Chicago and beyond eventually crossing into Mexico.

Lapeer Historical Railroad, a shortline service, provides additional access to several indusrial properties.

Amtrak provides frequent daily departures between Chicago and key cities in the five-state midwest area. There is an Amtrak passenger station in the City of Lapeer which runs from Toronto, Ontario to Chicago, IL.