AREA HIGHWAY SYSTEM
Located in Missouri's "Bootheel" on U.S. 412, Kennett is four miles east of Arkansas, 20 miles west of the Mississippi River and 23 miles from the Tennessee border. At the gateway to mid-America, Kennett is easily within a day's drive of 77% of the country's major markets.
U.S. Highway 412
Designated #8 of 80 High Priority Corridors on the National Highway System. Reports indicate U.S. 412 may be the next transcontinental freeway corridor.
Four lanes of U.S. 412 link Kennett to Interstate 55, a major north/south highway, and Interstate 40, a major east/west highway. It is also in close proximity to the designated routes of the proposed Interstate 69 corridor, an important trade route that will eventually connect Canada and Mexico.
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Other Major Highways
KENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT
The Kennett Memorial Airport is a showpiece that's hard to match for any community with a population of 11,000. The airport boasts two runways, and it creates a powerful first impression for both business executives, arriving by air, and amateur pilots, alike. Follow the link: www.ktkx.us
Recent changes in the aviation industry have led to greater usage of the Kennett Memorial Aiport. More businesses, both nationally and worldwide, employ private jets to transport personnel and customers. For example, Manac Trailers is a Canada-based manufacturer with facilities located in Kennett. Its corporate jets frequently fly in and out of our airport.
In addition, fractional jet ownership allows companies to shares in jet charter companies that have fleets available on demand, thus giving more companies access to private jets. Smaller "Very Light Jets" (VLJ's) can fly economically between small airports, avoiding the airline hub system and the aviation security issues that have arisen since 9/11. Kennett's five-thousand-foot runway (extended in 2006), with instrument approach, now easily accomodates these corporate jets, bringing businesses directly to our doorstep.
The Kennett Memorial Airport also houses Jewell Aviation, a nationwide leader in airplane and jet engine overhaul and maintenance. In addition, the airport is a favorite mid-continent stop for pilots and passengers flying cross-country, because of its deeply discounted fuel prices, friendly services and state-of-the art amenities. The airport terminal is open to travelers, 24/7, and features a flight briefing room, a pilot's lounge, conference facilities and online computer access, for filing flight plans and checking weather patterns. There is also a shuttle van, available 24/7, to travelers overnighting in Kennett.
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DUNKLIN COUNTY TRANSIT SERVICE
This not-for-profit rural transportation agency operates a fleet of 22 buses, serving all of Dunklin County and parts of New Madrid County. The agency offers non-emergency medical transportation, as well as transportation daily errands and personal business, at a minimal fee. The service is available to all ages. For more information, call 573-276-5806. Dunklin County Transit Service is located at 608 N. Douglass St., in Malden, MO.
NEAREST PORT AND RAIL SERVICE
Mississippi River (Mile 849.9 AHP) - Slackwater, Ice-Free Harbor (4,680 Ft. in Length with a 300 Ft. Turning Basin at Upper End) - Pemiscot County Port Authority, Caruthersville, MO (24 Miles) Nearest Rail Service - Hayti, MO (15 Miles)
DISTANCE TO MAJOR U.S. METROPOLITAN AREAS