TRANSPORTATION

Extensive, dependable transportation and easy access is the key to growth, and St. Lucie County has both in abundance. Interstate Highway 95 and U.S. Highway 1 provide transportation_pic1easy access to the country’s east coast, from Key West to Maine. The Florida Turnpike stretches from just south of Miami through northern-central Florida, while State Road 70 runs from U.S Highway 1 in Fort Pierce west to Bradenton, Florida.

St. Lucie County offers a plethora of transportation linkages which include rail, a custom-serviced international airport, three general aviation and two commercial airports within 60 miles and a deep-water port – all of which enable easy access to all St. Lucie County has to offer. The St. Lucie County International Airport is also one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state. A wide range of flight options are also available using the Palm Beach International Airport, Melbourne International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

Highways:

North/South: I-95, Florida Turnpike, U.S. 1transportation_pic2East/West: SR 70, SR 68

Rail:

Florida East Coast, Piggyback Facilities

Trucking:

At least 15 Freight Carriers, 9 Terminals

Deep-Water Ports:

Port of Fort Pierce: 28 feetPort of Palm Beach: 34 feet
60 miles

Airports:

St. Lucie County International Airport:transportation_pic3Customs and Immigration, Foreign Trade Zone
Palm Beach International Airport:
60 miles, Customs and Immigration
Melbourne International Airport50 miles, Customs and Immigration
Orlando International Airport
100 miles, Customs and Immigration

 

 

Florida East Coast Railways, one of the nation’s oldest surviving railroads, serves the east coast between Miami and Jacksonville and connects with railroads serving the rest of the U.S.

St. Lucie County International Airport, with its 5,000 and 6,500 foot asphalt lighted runways and instrument approaches, has shown steady growth. It’s ideal for smaller jets and propeller driven aircraft. The nearby Airport Industrial Park East is home to 52 businesses and some 900 employees, covering 153 acres. The 150-acre Airport Industrial Park West is currently under construction. http://www.stlucieco.gov/airport

The Port of Fort Pierce is the Treasure Coast’s only deep-water port. The channel is 28 feet deep, and the Port has onsite direct access to the Florida East Coast Railroad. It is located only 6 miles to the Florida Turnpike and I-95, and 4 miles to the St. Lucie International Airport. For Port Information – http://www.stlucieco.gov/public_works/port.htm