Van Buren Twp.
multiple transportation options Planes, trains, and automobiles... Van Buren Township has it all – plus boats of all sizes on 25 miles of shoreline on Belleville Lake.

Van Buren Township’s road network efficiently moves traffic through the community, but more importantly, connects the Township with all of Southeast Michigan.

Two interstates pass through the Township, providing express routes to the top destinations in the region. I-94, which runs east-west through the heart of the Township, travels eastward to Detroit Metro Airport, Dearborn and Detroit and connects to Canada via I-96 and M-10. Westbound, I-94 provides easy access to Ann Arbor, continues through Jackson and Kalamazoo and ultimately to Chicago.

I-275 is a direct route through western Wayne County, providing access to Canton, Plymouth, Livonia, Farmington Hills and Novi to the north. It also connects with I-96 for travel to Lansing and Grand Rapids, and I-696 for access to Ferndale, Royal Oak and Warren. Southbound, I-275 connects with I-75, providing an express route to Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and beyond.

Major surface streets within the Township include Belleville Road, which connects to the City of Belleville over a bridge across Belleville Lake, and also connects to Canton and Plymouth, and Huron River Drive which bisects the township south of Belleville Lake and Bemis Road the most southerly border of the Township. Michigan Avenue (US-12), a major regional thoroughfare, cuts through the northwest corner of the Township and Ecorse Road (17) bisects the Township east to west. Going west they are the main routes into Ypsilanti and also provide easy access to Willow Run Airport. Going east, it runs through the communities of Wayne, Inkster and Dearborn Heights on its way to Dearborn and Detroit. Van Buren truly is 30 minutes from everywhere.
Van Buren Township is served by two rail lines. One passes through the northern part of the Township, connecting with Detroit and Canada on the east and Ann Arbor and Howell on the west. This line is a potential location for commuter rail services in the future.

The other rail line, running through the southern half of the Township, also runs east into Detroit and to Canada, and to the south and west connecting to Milan, Adrian, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Willow Run Airport, located on the western edge of Van Buren Township, is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Aircraft operations at Willow Run include cargo, corporate and general aviation users, ranging in size from small private planes to Boeing 747 jets.

The airport occupies 2,600 acres, of which approximately 90%, are in Van Buren Township. The offices, terminal and most hangar space are located on the west portion of the property, in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County. The runways and additional airport-related uses are located in Van Buren Township. I-94, Ecorse Road, Michigan Avenue (US 12) and I-275 provide major regional ground access. The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Michigan’s primary international airport, is only seven miles from Van Buren Township. Detroit Metro Airport is a major hub and gateway to Asia – it hosts 13 passenger airlines, including four foreign flag carriers, which maintain scheduled operations from Detroit.

Operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, the airport is one of the nation’s most recently expanded and modernized facilities with six major runways, two terminals, 145 in-service gates, and an attached Westin Hotel and conference center. The airport’s McNamara Terminal Concourse A is the world’s second-longest airport terminal building at one mile.
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