Three interstates and other major highways connect Franklin County with major East Coast markets and the largest manufacturing corridor in the United States.
Nearby Raleigh-Durham International Airport, as well as three major ports located less than two hours away, connect Franklin County companies, people and goods to the world.
- I-540 from US 1 to I-40
- I-85 and I-95 highways north to south
- I-40 highway to western markets & NC Ports
Major highways including:
- US 1
- US 64
- US 401
- NC 39
- NC 56
- NC 96
- NC 98
- NC 561
- NC 581
- Sixty-six freight carriers provide Franklin County business overnight service to cities within a 400-mile radius.
- Direct nationwide service can usually be provided within an average of four days, and the Eastern Seaboard is served within one day.
- 25 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport with over 400 arrivals/departure daily
- 5,500 ft Triangle North Executive Airport designated by FAA as a reliever for RDU with ILS (Instrument Landing System), AWOS-3 (Automated Weather Observation System) & GCO (Ground Communications Outlet)
- General aviation facility
- Complete with fueling & maintenance service
- Flight school for fixed-wing aircraft
- Helicopter flight school
- 137 miles from Wilmington port with 50 bulk freight handlers/shippers & 10 container freight handlers/shippers
- 145 miles from Morehead City port with 50 bulk freight handlers/shippers
- 125 miles from Norfolk, Virginia port with 70 bulk freight handlers/shippers & 70 container freight handlers/shippers
- A CSX north-south line transverses western Franklin County, parallel to U.S. 1 in the county's predominately industrial zoned area.