Highways and Motor Freight
Harvey county is served by I-135, which connects to primary east-west (I-70) and north-south (I-35) corridors as well as highway 50. The Kansas Logistics Park in Newton was undertaken specifically to capitalize on its central location and access to I-135 and highway 50.
The Newton City/County Airport has three key advantages over many other general aviation airports:
- A 7,000‐foot runway: Newton City-County Airport’s primary runway is over 7,000 feet long with an ILS and GPS approach. Enjoy big airport services including radar coverage right down to the ramp without the hassles of a control tower.
- Hundreds of acres of developable land: While the airport’s industrial park is ideal for aviation-related businesses, non-aviation businesses also find it an attractive option to expand or headquarter their business.
- An established reliever airport to Wichita by the FAA: The Newton City/County Airport primarily serves Harvey County as a transport facility, but has been designated by the FAA as a general aviation reliever airport for Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
Rail transportation has a long been an important component of the County’s economy. The BNSF and Union Pacific as well as a local short line traverse the county. Several local businesses are geared toward supporting these lines.