Albion has a central location which uniquely positions it for access to all of the major markets of the Upper Midwest. Spreading out from the confluence of the south and east branches of the quiet Kalamazoo River, Albion commands a strategic location in the very center of southern Michigan. The city lies at 42.15° N, 84.45° W, midway between Detroit and Chicago and a few hours from Indianapolis and Columbus. With rapid access to two major expressways, Albion is in the middle of America’s heartland.
High traffic volumes
Because of its location near two major interstates, Albion has a high volume of traffic (both commercial and non-commercial) pass through the community on a daily basis. Along I-94, at exit 124, an average of 33,140 vehicles pass through Albion each day.
Easy access to the entire Midwest
MDOT regulations limit the hours that a truck driver may be behind the wheel to 11 hours per day, effectively limiting traveling distance to approximately 600 total miles. Albion’s location places it near the center of a 300 mile circle that gives it access to nearly all of the Upper Midwest, allowing round trip deliveries and nearly all of the Midwest in a 600 mile single day, one-way trip. For a clear idea of just which cities are within 300 miles see the table below.
Distance from Albion to various destinations via the U.S. and Interstate Highway Systems