Liberty’s highway system includes U.S. Hwy 90, SH 146 with easy access to IH-10 via FM 563 and nearby U.S. Hwy 59 via SH 321 or Loop 105. U.S. Hwy 90 will soon connect to Houston’s 610 Loop encouraging a direct Beaumont to Houston commute.
IH-69 Project — In northwest Liberty County, U.S. Hwy 59 has been designated a high priority corridor by the U.S. Congress which will facilitate the development as IH-69, the NAFTA Superhighway.
Grand Parkway Project — SH 99 (the Grand Parkway) is a proposed 180+ mile circumferential highway traversing seven counties and encircling the Greater Houston region. Segment I-2, from IH-10 (east) to FM 1405, is an 8.8-mile section of the highway that opened to traffic in 2008 in Chambers County. Phase 2 of Segment I-2 (FM 1405 to SH 146) is currently under design for Chambers and southwest Liberty Counties. Other segments are in various stages of project development.
For additional roadway information, visit Texas Department of Transportation — Beaumont District Office.
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) both, own, operate and have track rights on rail throughout Liberty County.
CMC Industries, located 8 miles west of Liberty, maintains a 2,000-acre rail storage facility dually served by BNSF and UP and is only 26 miles from the Port of Houston.
Liberty County Rural Rail Transportation District (LCRRTD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and created by Order of the Liberty County Commissioner’s Court to assist in developing, financing, constructing and operating public rail infrastructure throughout the County. LCRRTD is currently proposing a 32-mile rail line connecting CMC’s rail yard, and all points in between, north to BNSF’s Cleveland rail yard.
Deep Water Ports
The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located within a 45-minute drive of Liberty. The port is ranked first in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage and second in total tonnage. The Port of Houston Authority owns and operates public facilities located on the Houston Ship Channel. These facilities are designed for handling general cargo, containers, grain and other dry bulk materials, as well as project and heavy-lift cargo. The Port of Houston offers shippers deep water access to world markets and a direct link to 14,000 miles of U.S. Intracoastal and navigable inland waterways. A vast network of interstate highways and rail connections link Houston with inland markets; two major railroads and approximately 150 trucking lines connect the Port to the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Port of Beaumont customers have access to bulk cargo terminals, freight forwarders, customhouse brokers, stevedores, chandlers, ship repair services and other related maritime firms. Within an hour’s drive of Liberty, the Port of Beaumont is accessible from the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway via the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel, 42 miles upstream from the Gulf. The Channel is a minimum of 400 feet wide and maintained at a depth of 40 feet. The Intracoastal Waterway and Mississippi River connect Beaumont with a vast inland waterway system serving Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and Memphis, among others.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is within 45 minutes west of Liberty. IAH is presently served by 17 scheduled passenger airlines and numerous charter airlines. Over 185 domestic and international destinations are accessible through nonstop or direct flights from IAH. An expanding portfolio of air routes and destinations promise to keep Bush Intercontinental Airport as the South Central United States’ air transportation gateway to the world.
Liberty Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport at an elevation of 70 feet at a distance of 6 miles northeast of Liberty on a 108-acre park. The Airport consist of an asphalt paved runway measuring 3,801 feet x 75 feet complete with pilot-controlled lighting. Self-serve 100LL fuel is available on-site. Land adjacent to the Airport is available for commercial development. Currently there are 14 aircraft based at the airport: 12 single-engines, 2 ultralights, 0 jets and 0 helicopters.
Motor Freight Carriers
With Liberty’s close proximity to Houston and Beaumont, motor freight carriers, heavy hauling, general trucking, and liquid and dry bulk carriers are numerous and easily accessible.
Brazos Transit District provides affordable and convenient public transportation with route deviations throughout and between Liberty and Dayton communities.