Transportation

Highways

Situated just west of Nashville – Tennessee’s largest city – and firmly planted in the state’s most populous metropolitan area, Dickson county can get people and goods where they need to go quickly.

Dickson County’s main east-west thoroughfares are I-40 in the south and I-840 in the southeast, while the historic U.S. Hwy 70 passes through the heart of the county. Interstates 24 and 65 are just to the east of the county, ideal for shuttling goods northwest toward St. Louis, southeast to Atlanta, or northeast to Louisville, respectively. Other significant roads within the County include TN-46, 47, 48 and 49.

Railroads

Railways are maintained by CSX and South Central TN Railroad with tracks adjacent to many of the county’s prime industrial sites. Within the state, Class I railroads account for 2,940-miles of track while short line or Class III railroads comprise 763 miles of short-haul service. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, rail is the second largest mode in the state by tonnage. The DOT estimates that by 2040, Tennessee’s rail infrastructure is expected to carry over 555 million tons of goods valued at approximately $715.8 billion.

68 Million consumers are within a day’s drive of Dickson County

Airports

The Dickson County Municipal Airport (M02) has a 5,000-foot asphalt runway equipped with MIRL and PAPI lighting. The airport has hangar and tie-down storage along with 100LL and Jet A fuel and the ability to perform all major repairs. Dickson County Municipal Airport is dedicated to offering the finest service available for both the corporate and general aviation needs.

Less than one hour away, Nashville International Airport (BNA) hosts 15 airlines and serves 16 million passengers annually. BNA oversees approximately 460 daily flights with non-stop service to more than 65 destinations.

Ports

Dickson County is bordered on the northeast by the Cumberland River, which is navigable for the transportation of goods to a port in Nashville. Thirty miles to the west of Dickson County, New Johnsonville serves as a port along the Tennessee River and ultimately connects to the Gulf of Mexico via Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Less than three hours away is the International Port of Memphis, the second largest inland port on the shallow draft portion of the Mississippi River, and the fifth largest inland Port in the United States. Several other ports along the Gulf of Mexico are less than 9 hours away by ground. That list includes Baton Rouge, Louisiana (8.5 hours), New Orleans, Louisiana (8 hours), Pensacola, Florida (6.5 hours) and Mobile, Alabama (6 hours). Additionally, the Atlantic Ports of Savannah, Georgia (8 hours) and Charleston, South Carolina (9 hours) are within a day’s drive from Dickson County.