Extensive, dependable transportation and easy access are the keys to growth, and Fort Pierce has both in abundance. Interstate Highway 95 and U.S. Highway 1 provide easy access to the country’s east coast, from Key West to Maine. The Florida Turnpike stretches from just south of Miami through northern-central Florida, while State Road 70 runs from U.S. Highway 1 in Fort Pierce west to Bradenton, Florida. Fort Pierce offers a plethora of transportation linkages which include highways, rail, a custom-serviced international airport, and a deep-water port – all of which enable easy access to all St. Lucie County has to offer.
The Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park is also one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state and has US Customs on-site. International flight options within a two hour drive are available at West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami and Tampa International Airports.
The City of Fort Pierce is continuously exploring regional transportation improvements to enhance the connectivity of our community. The City currently is pursuing a passenger rail stop for Downtown Fort Pierce.
The Port of Fort Pierce is one of Florida’s 15 deepwater seaports. Initially created as a maritime freight and logistics center for the movement of agricultural products and other cargos from the Treasure Coast, today’s Port of Fort Pierce functions as a hybrid of working waterfront elements and community infrastructure. It is unlike most of the more traditional cargo and cruise dominant seaports in Florida. The Port of Fort Pierce is poised for a renaissance that holds potential to grow new economic and other beneficial impacts for the residents of St. Lucie County and the surrounding region. Every five years, Florida Seaports are required to update their long-range master plan to identify, guide, and coordinate port development and ensure alignment with local comprehensive planning. This master plan update—along with ongoing investment in the new Derecktor Shipyard—marks an important milestone for the Port and its working waterfront. Click here to view the most recent Port Master Plan.