Albemarle has easy access to Interstates 85 and 77. Albemarle is served by U.S. Highway 52 and North Carolina 24/27/73 and 740, connecting it with other cities in all directions. Other highways crossing the county are N.C. Highways 8, 49, 138, 200, 205, and 742. There are over 50 trucking companies providing inbound and outbound freight service throughout Albemarle on a daily schedule. The North Carolina State Ports Authority in Wilmington is just a few hours away as are the rapidly expanding ports in Morehead City, Charleston and Savannah. Major rail lines including CSX and Norfolk Southern also crisscross the county.
Albemarle is only 42 miles north of the financial hub of Charlotte and home to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport--one of the nation's finest international airports with more than 500 daily departures. Albemarle is also only 65 miles to Greensboro, which hosts the Piedmont Triad International Airport, which can provide competitive pricing for the business traveler.
A Local Airport With Advanced Capabilities
Corporate executives continue to utilize the growing capabilities of the Albemarle Stanly County Airport--one of the most advanced community airports in the state. Featuring a 5,500-foot runway and a sophisticated Instrument Landing System, the local airport can accommodate military cargo jets and more than 60 private, corporate jets. A full-length parallel taxi runway was recently completed, and in October 1998, the airport began control tower operations. Capable of handling Boeing 737-300 aircraft as well as C-17 cargo planes, the Albemarle-Stanly County Airport offers the lowest fuel prices in the southeast and a full service certified repair station for aircraft maintenance.