Jenkins County Transportation
Transportation options may be Jenkins County’s major advantage. The community lies strategically between Augusta, GA and Savannah, GA and expects to benefit from the growth of both regional centers.
Jenkins County has access to three federal interstates (I-20 at Augusta, I-16 near Statesboro and I-95 at Savannah) via U.S. Highway 25 and Georgia Highway 21. U.S. 25 and GA 21 are
both divided 4-lane limited access corridors of which parts are designated the Savannah River Parkway, allowing efficient transport of goods by motor carrier. The Fall-Line Freeway, like the Savannah River Parkway, will provide four-lane divided highway access from Augusta to Macon to Columbus upon its completion. Portions of the Fall-Line Freeway may be accessed along several different routes from Millen.
Rail service is provided by Norfolk Southern Railway, a Class I railroad. Millen serves as the switching station for the Norfolk Southern Railway from Atlanta to Savannah, to Augusta, etc. Hundreds of trains are routed through Millen and switched to many different destinations. A little more than 25 miles of the Central of Georgia rail line also runs through Jenkins County.
In addition to surface transportation facilities, Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, 45 miles away, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, approximately 65 miles away, offer daily direct flights to major cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. The Jenkins County airport, just 5 miles from Millen, is owned and operated by the county. The airport accommodates general aviation-related activities, including recreational flying and agricultural spraying. The airport has one runway, 5,000 feet long and 60 feet wide, and equipped with medium-intensity runway lighting (MIRL), precision path approach path indicators (PAPI), rotating beacon, wind cone, and segment circle.