Area Information

Metropolis: Transportation

Information About Metropolis Transportation

Metropolis is served by Interstate 24, which runs from Chattanooga, Tennessee, northwest to St. Louis, Missouri, via Interstates 57 and 64. It is also served by U.S. Route 45, which runs geographically east–west through the area but runs north to Chicago and south to Paducah and is signed north–south.

Illinois Route 145 lies east of the city and serves remote areas of nearby Shawnee National Forest.

Metropolis is served by the Paducah & Illinois Railroad, jointly owned by Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, and the Paducah & Louisville Railway, crossing the Ohio River on the Metropolis Bridge.

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