England Airpark - Louisiana's Transportation & Business Center - Intermodal Transportation Site
Alexandria International Airport, located at England Airpark, provides a world class air facility capable of handling 747 class aircraft. With 24/7 air traffic control tower, ARFF Index D, Security and Million Air fixed base operator, AEX is your airport of choice. AEX is served by American, Delta and Continental Airlines connection to Houston, Dallas, Memphis and Atlanta.
LA Highways: There are numerous state highways running through Rapides Parish. Two of the major ones are Highways 1 and 28. Highway 1 traverses the state from the Gulf of Mexico in southeast Louisiana to the northwest corner of the state into Texas and Arkansas. Highway 28 is a major East/West highway which provides access to Mississippi and Texas.
The Port of Alexandria has access to the Red River. Located less than 2 miles from England Airpark. The Red River is navigable with a 9-foot channel year round. The Red River connects to the Mississippi River system and thus the world.
A prime location in the center of the state, close to I-49 and Alexandria International Airport, gives the Port of Alexandria many advantages for commercial and industrial commerce. The port includes about 125 acres containing a public terminal, a 15,000 square-foot warehouse, petroleum dock, steel bulk-head dock, general cargo dock with rail access and a 40-ton bridge crane equipped with a clamshell bucket, grappler and hopper-loader. The Port of Alexandria has had the distinction of being the largest receiver and shipper of military equipment on inland waterways in the continental United States. The port's proximity to Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center in Leesville has attracted heavy use by the U.S. Army and other military units, which use the river to move equipment in and out for training exercises at the nearby military post. Additionally, the Louisiana National Guard has regularly used the Port of Alexandria to ship barge-loads of equipment to such distant locales as Belize and Honduras for construction missions.
England Airpark is connected to Union Pacific by spur. Union Pacific presently provides regular service to the Airpark to support large industrial customer in heavy manufacturing located at the Airpark. Additional service is available to meet your needs.
Railways: Rapides Parish is served by the Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern rail lines. Both railroads have rail yards located in Rapides Parish.
Distance to Selected Cities (from Alexandria)
Dallas - 313 miles Atlanta - 573 miles Houston - 244 miles New Orleans - 209 miles
England Airpark contains electric, water, natural gas and wastewater service onsite. Electric service is provided by two independent feeds to the facility. Quantities available range from small office needs to large heavy industrial needs. Rates are competitive.
Significant fiber service can be found at England Airpark. A self-healing fiber ring is the backbone of communications provided by AT&T. Suddenlink also provides cable TV and communication services. Custom fiber installation is possible at England Airpark.