Spokane is on a NAFTA high priority highway corridor. Over 200 trucking companies operate in the Spokane region, providing significant east-west delivery options on Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 2, and north-south on U.S. Highway 395. Goods can be transported point-to-point from Spokane to Seattle within half a day’s drive. The metro areas of San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Denver and other commercial centers are within a 16 hour (2-day) drive of Spokane.
Recent construction projects have enhanced the Airport area’s surface transportation capabilities. The two major Interstate 90 interchanges providing direct access to the area were completely reconstructed in 2021, facilitating the flow of freight truck traffic onto and off of the interstate. In addition, infrastructure improvements were made to Geiger Boulevard, an important freight truck traffic corridor that serves Amazon’s Fulfilment Center near the Airport. And next year, Spokane County plans to realign Craig Road, a north/south arterial, and remove two 90 degree turns to improve efficiency of freight truck traffic to and from the Rail-Truck Transload Facility.