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Transportation System

Elmore County’s location is ideal for businesses, with its close proximity to both the Atlanta and Birmingham markets. Convenient highway access, nearby port facilities, and rail/air facilities make it easy to connect products and services with the rest of the United States and even internationally. 

Interstates/Highways

Elmore County, AL has great road systems available to existing and developing industries, including Interstate 65 and nearby I-85, Alabama Highway 14 being utilized as the business corridor between them. US Highway 231 serves Elmore County for commuter traffic to and from Montgomery, and for freight transportation to areas north such as the Honda Assembly Plant in Lincoln, Alabama.

All major highways in or near Elmore County include:

  • I-65
  • I-85 (The connector at I-85, Tallassee, is centrally located between Hyundai Manufacturing Alabama and KIA in West Point, GA.)
  • U.S. Highway 231
  • U.S. Highway 82
  • Alabama State Highway 9
  • Alabama State Highway 14
  • Alabama State Highway 63

Airports

Both Wetumpka and Tallassee have local, regional airports. Commercial air service is located in nearby Montgomery. The Montgomery Regional Airport offers regularly-scheduled airline traffic for the region. The following services are offered by the Montgomery Regional Airport:

Air Carriers

  • Delta Connection
  • Continental Airlines
  • Northwest Airlink
  • US Airways Express
Connecting CitiesDepartures Per Day
Atlanta 7
Charlotte 4
Cincinnati 2
Houston 4
Memphis 3

Nearby airports include:

AirportLocationDistance from Wetumpka, AL
Wetumpka Municipal Airport

3,000 ft. runway
Lighted: Yes
Paved: Yes
Rental Car Agency: Enterprise (334) 514-4354
Phone: (334) 285-5843

Wetumpka, AL 5 Miles
Donald Reeves Municipal Airport

3,300 ft runway
Lighted: No
Paved: Yes
Regional Airport

Tallassee, AL 22.5 Miles
Montgomery Regional Airport Montgomery, AL 20 Miles

Source: Distance based on Google Maps, 2014.

Railways

CSX offers a north-south and an east-west line in Elmore County. For more information visit www.csx.com/.

Port Facilities

Port facilities are available at the Alabama State Port located in Mobile, AL (185 miles from Wetumpka) and at the Port of Pensacola, located in Pensacola, FL (180 miles from Wetumpka).