Pittsfield is situated less than 3 miles south of Interstate 72 (the Central Illinois Expressway), which runs between Hannibal, MO, and Champaign, IL, and carries 7,450–8,650 vehicles in the segment closest to Pittsfield at Exit 35. The Interstate is an important gateway providing a direct link to our state capital in Springfield and boosting our city’s economic development potential.
The city is also served by U.S. Route 54 and Illinois Route 106, which double as the main commercial corridors running through town. Route 54 is nearly 1,200 miles long, running between El Paso, TX and western Illinois. Meanwhile, IL-106 is over 66 miles long and connects Pittsfield with East Hannibal, IL (across the Mississippi River from Hannibal, MO), to the west.
Pittsfield is just one hour west of Springfield (Illinois’ state capital) and two hours southwest of Peoria, IL. We can also reach the St. Louis metropolitan area (pop. >2.8 million) in under two hours.
Pittsfield Penstone Municipal Airport provides a vital transportation link by supporting the region with charter and general aviation operations. It is located on the north side of the city, between Interstate 72 (the Central Illinois Expressway) and the downtown area, and just one mile north of Pittsfield’s Industrial Plaza and KDI Industrial Park.
The runway has been extended to 4,000 feet, and an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) has been commissioned, with updates to the instrument approaches made to reflect these changes. A variety of aircraft use the airport on a regular basis, including numerous light twins, turboprops, and corporate jets. Competitive fuel prices and the availability of rental cars add to the appeal and convenience of this facility.
For commercial flights, Quincy Regional Airport connects travelers to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and is less than one hour away.