Transportation & Logistics

The Danville Region is located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. An excellent highway system with easy access to Interstates 40 and 85 make the region extremely well-suited to reach mid-Atlantic markets and international shipping facilities.

The Danville Region is served by two four-lane divided highways - US Highway 29 and US Highway 58. Both have a high mile-permitted ratio and low traffic.

  • Danville Region is within a day’s drive to over 60% of the United States population
  • 60 mile radius reaches 2,587,779 population
  • 120 mile radius reaches 7,030,877 population
  • Two of the nation’s largest Class I railroads operate in Virginia – CSX and Norfolk Southern
  • Norfolk Southern tracks connect with 6 short line railroads in Virginia
  • Norfolk Southern tracks connect with 12 short line railroads in North Carolina
  • 3,177 miles of railway traverse in Virginia and North Carolina
  • The Port of Virginia is a modern deep water port suitable to accommodate the very latest ocean going freighters.