Midlothian at a Glance: Transportation Infrastructure

January 21, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development


Imagine strategic access to North Texas markets without the hassle of typical traffic congestion.

Sound impossible? Now imagine this access further complemented by convenient rail and air facilities.

A solid transportation network is just one of the myriad advantages enjoyed by businesses located in Midlothian, Texas.

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By Road

Situated in the southern portion of the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth metro, the rapidly developing community of Midlothian offers strategic connectivity. Thanks to its position at the crossroads of major state Highways 67 and 287, area businesses can tap into efficient travel times and subsequent bottom-line savings.

Not only does Midlothian’s southern location to the DFW metro promise lower traffic volume and less congestion, it also ensures proximity to key North Texas roadways including I-20, I-35E, I-35W, and I-45.

Companies operating in Midlothian benefit from efficient access to critical markets in North Texas and beyond through a dependable framework of transportation options.

By Rail

Mid-Texas International, Gerdau, and U.S. Polyco are among commercial and industrial players who benefit from the significant rail presence in Midlothian.

Both Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific serve RailPort Business Park, Midlothian’s 1,600-acre development, which offers heavy industrial, light commercial, and foreign trade-zone options.

Additionally, Midlothian offers proximity to both the Fort Worth-based BNSF intermodal facility (adjacent to Alliance Global Logistics Hub on I-35W, north of Fort Worth) and the Union Pacific intermodal facility (next to the Dallas Logistics Hub on I-45, south of Dallas).  

Kansas City Southern rounds out the three Class I railroads that operate in Texas.

According to the 2013 Logistics Hub of the Americas report by the Texas Office of the Governor, the Lone Star State is home to the nation’s second largest railroad system. With more than 14,361 miles of track, the Texas railroad system maintains more rail miles than any other state.

Dallas-Fort Worth is not only a destination market for carriers, but also an important transfer point, making the metro a hub for supply chain and logistics success.

By Air

Critical air capabilities are among the sophisticated transportation assets available in Midlothian and North Texas. Midlothian is just 32 miles from DFW International Airport and 31 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport.  

Closer to home, Mid-Way Regional Airport is a short 12 miles from RailPort Business Park. Located on Highway 287 between Midlothian and Waxahachie, the airport features a 6,500-foot runway, an 8,000-square-foot terminal building and 61 aircraft and rental hangars. First-class service defines this hassle-free airport, which caters to corporate and general aviation, as well as local business and industry needs.

A central location, mild climate, and variety of intermodal options make North Texas one of the most logistics-friendly locations in the United States, particularly for distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and logistics companies.  

A key piece of the fluid Dallas-Fort Worth metro, Midlothian is rich in assets conducive to strategic long-term vision and competitive operations.

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