Transportation In Mason County

Highways

Route 35, 4 lane that goes North and South in our County. Both major highways connect to Interstate Highways 77 north and south and 64 east and west within 30 minutes. Route 2 that follows the Ohio River.

Rivers

The Ohio & Kanawha rivers meet right in the heart of mason county and offer a lot in the way of transportation.

The Kanawha River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 97 mi (156 km) long, in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The largest inland waterway in West Virginia, it has formed a significant industrial region of the state since early in the 19th century.

It is formed at the town of Gauley Bridge in northwestern Fayette County, approximately 35 mi (56 km) SE of Charleston, by the confluence of the New and Gauley rivers. It flows generally northwest, in a winding course on the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, through Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam, and Mason counties, past the cities of Charleston and St. Albans, and numerous smaller communities. It joins the Ohio at Point Pleasant.

The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States. At the confluence, the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi and, thus, is hydrologically the main stream of the whole river system.

The 981-mile (1,579 km) river flows through or along the border of six states, and its drainage basin includes parts of 15 states. Through its largest tributary, the Tennessee River, the basin includes many of the states of the southeastern U.S. It is the source of drinking water for three million people.

Trucking

RL Carriers

Eric Thompson Trucking

Barge Services

Amherst Madison

Campbells Transportation

Rail Services

CSX

Norfolk Southern