LeMars, Iowa, is centrally located in the U.S. with major thoroughfares providing easy access to continental markets.
We understand from listening to our existing companies that access to Interstate and four-lane highways, motor freight carrier services, barge and commercial/private air service are critical ingredients to business success. You'll find LeMars has all the right transportation ingredients.
Interstates and Highways
Iowa Highways 3 and 60 and U.S. Highway 75 intersect in the city. The new bypass is part of a project which, when completed in Minnesota this roadway will provide a four-lane corridor between Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City and points further south. Part of this corridor is Interstate 29 which lies 20 minutes to the south of Le Mars.
A number of national and regional trucking companies serve LeMars area businesses. Over 250 tractors and 425 trailers are located within LeMars and over 625 tractors and 925 trailers are located within 25 miles.
LeMars is served by both the Canadian National and Union Pacific Railroads. West LeMars is served by the Burlington and Northern Santa Fe Rail Line.
Located 25 miles from the Port of Sioux City on the Missouri River, LeMars offers industries the advantage of barge transportation. The river is navigable approximately 8 months of the year. The US Army Corp of Engineers maintain a 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri River. Terminals handle all types of products by barge, rail or truck.. Some of the products transferred are: dry bulk and liquid fertilizer, salt, grain, steel products, lumber, paper, iron ore, feed stuffs and railroad track equipment.
LeMars Municipal Airport serves the local area and offers a 4,000 foot runway and an instrument landing system. Commercial air service is available at the Sioux City Gateway Airport, approximately 30 minutes from LeMars.