Location and Transportation

DeWitt is centrally located in eastern Iowa to connect you or your business to many transportation networks. Whether you are in need of major interstates, four-lane highways, commercial air service, barge terminals, and/or rail service, DeWitt is within minutes of each network and can provide easy access to major Midwestern cities and global markets.


DeWitt lies at the crossroads of four-lane, transnational Highways 61 and 30. Located just 15 minutes north of the Quad Cities and 20 minutes east of Clinton, DeWitt is within 15 minutes of Interstate 80 and minutes from other major interstates and highways. DeWitt is a mere 2.5 hours from Chicago and Des Moines, and within just two to four hours more to major cities such as Minneapolis, St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City and Milwaukee.

The Crossroads

The historic crossing of two original transnational highways is found at the intersection of Tenth Street and Sixth Avenue, bypassing Lincoln Park in the center of DeWitt. At this intersection, the Lincoln Highway (later Highway 30) and Highway 61 (historically known as the Blues Highway) cross. The notable crossing is marked at this intersection with a crossroads emblem on the roadway, along with a placard that can be found alongside the street in Lincoln Park, at the base of a water tower.


The Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, is approximately 40 minutes from DeWitt. The airport offers dozens of daily departures with daily flights on four major airlines with nonstop service to 11 major hubs. Connections to hundreds of domestic and international destinations are also available. It is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone 133. DeWitt is also served by seven general aviation airports, including the Clinton Municipal Airport, which is 10 minutes east of DeWitt, and the Davenport Municipal Airport, located 12 minutes south of DeWitt.


Just 30 minutes from DeWitt, the Mississippi River runs through the Quad Cities and Clinton regions and has a minimum 9-foot channel and 10-month navigation season. DeWitt has access to 46 barge terminals, all with direct highway access and three with rail access.


The Union Pacific Railroad serves that Crossroads Business Park on the south edge of the city. The Lincolnway Railroad, located 10 minutes from DeWitt, provides direct mainline access to Union Pacific Rail from a 1,000-acre Certified Industrial Park. Just 20 minutes away, the Quad Cities region is served by four major freight railroads: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (Class I); Iowa Interstate Railroad (Class II); Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad, owned by CP Rail (Class I); and Union Pacific.