If you were to take a map of the Western United States from Denver, Colorado to San Francisco, California and from the Canadian border south to the border of Mexico you will find the City of West Wendover in the middle of it all. As such, over the last century all main inland transportation arteries as well as communication arteries have been located through our community.
80, which connects New York City on the East Coast and San
Francisco on the West Coast, bisects our community. This portion
of the Interstate Transportation System was completed in 1976.
On a daily basis ten’s of thousands of vehicles many,
transportation carriers, pass through West Wendover both east
and west bound. As well, U.S. Highway 93A interconnects with
Interstate 80 right here in West Wendover. US93A connects
I-80 on the north to I-15 on the south in Las Vegas, Nevada.
These two highway systems more than meet the needs of highway
transportation, which could well be said to service a 9 state
The City maintains Wendover Boulevard, which was once part of U.S. Highway 40. Wendover Boulevard is the main artery in the community connecting it from east to west. West Wendover streets take on the more European design. As such, you will find less grids in the community and more streets with curving designs. This has been done to provide a more aesthetically pleasing environment incorporating the natural beauty and formations of our high desert surroundings. In total, the City currently maintains approximately 16 centerline miles of paved roads with an additional 8 miles privately maintained.
Wendover is fortunate to have the accessibility of a major
air facility. The Wendover Airport, formerly Wendover Field,
located in Wendover, Utah, is one of many examples remaining
of a time when the United States war efforts were at their
high during WWII. Wendover Airport was constructed as part
of the mass mobilization effort of World War II. This facility
was constructed to train heavy bomber crews who would move
on to serve in both the European and Pacific theaters of war.
Today, though the facility is no longer used exclusive for
military use, it serves as an important facet in the transportation
plans of West Wendover. The airport facility currently operates
two runways both capable of servicing passenger and cargo
operations. Combined with this current facility, West Wendover
has moved forward with its development of the Port of West
Wendover, a 3,000-acre multi-modal industrial airpark located
immediately adjacent to the Wendover Airport. This facility
will be managed by a City Port Authority and will include
a large multitude of functions including: Foreign Trade Zone,
Air Cargo, Air Terminal, Bonded Warehousing, Manufacturing
and other related facilities. Access to the runways of the
Wendover Airport through connecting taxiways, allows both
West Wendover and the Wendover Airport to benefit from such
industry and development.
Pacific Railroad’s main east west line from Salt Lake
City, Utah to San Francisco, California bisects West Wendover.
This line was originally constructed by the Western Pacific
Railroad in the early 1900’s and was the spark, which
initiated the development of the community of Wendover as
a water and maintenance stop for the steam locomotives of
an era gone by. With access to this rail line for both passenger
and freight, West Wendover stakes a claim to one of the best
localities in the west. Several services are being worked
on in the near future including a multi-modal transfer station,
which combines the use of bus transportation, rail by service
with Am Track and air service through the Wendover Airport.
Along with these types of developments the community’s
manufacturing/industrial property is situated to take every
advantage of spur lines for freight loading and unloading