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Louisiana Highway 15 (LA 15) is a state highway located in central and northern Louisiana. It runs 194.10 miles (312.37 km) in a north–south direction from the junction of LA 1 and LA 970 in Lettsworth to the concurrent U.S. Highways 63 and 167 in Lillie. The middle portion of the route, extending 56 miles (90 km) from Ferriday to just north of Mangham, is co-signed with US 425 and is a major four-lane highway through the area.

Louisiana Highway 15 marker

Louisiana Highway 15
Route of LA 15 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length194.102 mi[1] (312.377 km)
Existed1955 renumbering–present
Tourist
routes
National Scenic Byway: Great River Road
Major junctions
South end LA 1 / LA 970 in Lettsworth
 
North end US 63 / US 167 in Lillie
Location
ParishesPointe Coupee, West Feliciana, Concordia, Catahoula, Franklin, Richland, Ouachita, Union
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 14LA 16

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Route descriptionEdit

LA 15 begins at a junction with LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The highway heads north and crosses several bridges spanning various channels of the Old River Control Structure. LA 15 parallels the Mississippi River through a remote rural section of Concordia Parish before reaching junctions with US 84 and US 425 in Ferriday.[2][3][4]

Beginning in Ferriday, LA 15 is co-signed with US 425 and becomes a major four-lane through route. The highway passes through the communities of Clayton, Sicily Island, Wisner, and Gilbert before entering the city of Winnsboro. Here, US 425 and LA 15 make connections with LA 4 and LA 17.[2][4]

Continuing northward, the highway travels through Baskin and Mangham. Just beyond Mangham, at a point known as Archibald, LA 15 turns northwest off of US 425 and proceeds into Monroe, one of northern Louisiana's two metropolitan areas. The route crosses mainline US 165 on the way into town then overlaps US 165 Bus. into the downtown area. During this stretch, LA 15 has a diamond interchange with I-20 and passes the Monroe Civic Center.[2][4][5]

In Downtown Monroe, LA 15 turns west and runs concurrent with US 80 across the Ouachita River and into the neighboring city of West Monroe. Just beyond the Lea Joyner Bridge, US 80 and LA 15 intersect LA 34 then zigzag through town, intersecting several major thoroughfares that provide access to the parallel I-20. West of the city limits, LA 15 turns off of US 80 and heads northwest to Farmerville, situated on Lake D'Arbonne.[2][5]

LA 15 overlaps both LA 33 and LA 2 in Farmerville. The route continues through rural Union Parish until reaching its terminus at US 63/US 167 at Lillie, just west of Spearsville.[2][5]

HistoryEdit

Much of the present route of LA 15 originated as State Route 15 prior to the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering. It was one of the few state highways whose number was carried over into the new system. Differences from the modern route include bypassed portions such as Old Highway 15, Louisiana Highway 3210, and various country roads. The highway south of Vidalia and into Pointe Coupee Parish was not part of LA 15 until the 1960s, after the renumbering.

Beginning at Farmersville, through Monroe, Rhymes Store, Alta, R.S. Baughton's Store, Mangham, Winnsboro, Sicily Island, Clayton, to a point on Route 3.

— 1921 Louisiana Legislative Route Description

Major intersectionsEdit

ParishLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Pointe CoupeeLettsworth0.0000.000  LA 1 – Simmesport, New Roads
  LA 970 south
Southern terminus; southern end of LA 970 concurrency; location also known as Keller
2.6534.270  LA 970 northNorthern end of LA 970 concurrency; to Pointe Coupee Parish Port
Torras4.9077.897  LA 418To Pointe Coupee Parish Port
5.913–
6.081
9.516–
9.786
Bridge over Old River Lock
West Feliciana
No major junctions
Concordia14.232–
17.063
22.904–
27.460
Three bridges over Old River Control Structure channels
Shaw24.66539.694  LA 910 (Dora Knapp Road)Eastern terminus of LA 910
Deer Park42.24367.984  LA 565 – MontereySoutheastern terminus of LA 565
St. Genevieve51.10982.252  LA 131 – VidaliaSouthern terminus of LA 131
57.96293.281  LA 3232Western terminus of LA 3232
Ferriday59.110–
59.132
95.128–
95.164
  US 84 west (Louisiana Avenue) – JonesvilleSouthern end of US 84 concurrency
59.61395.938   US 84 east / US 425 south (E.E. Wallace Boulevard) – Vidalia, Natchez
  LA 568 (Louisiana Avenue)
Northern end of US 84 concurrency; southern end of US 425 concurrency; southern terminus of LA 568
59.94696.474  LA 903 (Kentucky Avenue)Eastern terminus of LA 903
Clayton65.617–
65.752
105.600–
105.818
  US 65 north – Newellton, TallulahSouthern terminus of US 65
66.229106.585  LA 566 (McAdams Road, River Drive)
ConcordiaCatahoula
parish line
66.299–
66.437
106.698–
106.920
Bridge over Tensas River
CatahoulaLee Bayou69.494111.840  LA 567Eastern terminus of LA 567
Foules74.216119.439  LA 921
Sicily Island78.465126.277  LA 8 west (Newman Avenue) – Harrisonburg, JenaEastern terminus of LA 8
Peck83.793134.852  LA 913Northern terminus of LA 913
85.518137.628  LA 3148 (Norris Hill Road)Western terminus of LA 3148
FranklinWisner87.839141.363  LA 562 west (Oak Street)Southern end of LA 562 concurrency
88.140141.848  LA 562 eastNorthern end of LA 562 concurrency
89.113143.413  LA 875Northern terminus of LA 875
Gilbert92.471148.818  LA 128 west (Gill Street)Southern end of LA 128 concurrency
92.626149.067  LA 572Western terminus of LA 572
93.046149.743  LA 128 east (Lee Street)Northern end of LA 128 concurrency
Chase96.212154.838  LA 3210Southern terminus of LA 3210
97.878157.519  LA 3210Northern terminus of LA 3210
Winnsboro100.451161.660  LA 3201Eastern terminus of LA 3201
100.787162.201  LA 864 (Loop Road)Southern terminus of LA 864
101.480163.316  LA 865 (West Street)Northern terminus of LA 865 (southern segment)
102.009164.168  LA 4 west (Prairie Road) – ColumbiaSouthern end of LA 4 concurrency
102.290–
102.333
164.620–
164.689
   LA 4 east / LA 17 north (Kinloch Street) – Delhi
  LA 130 west (Taylor Avenue) – Liddieville
Northern end of LA 4 concurrency; southern terminus of LA 17; eastern terminus of LA 130
104.913168.841  LA 868Southern terminus of LA 868
107.154172.448  LA 867Western terminus of LA 867
Baskin107.944173.719  LA 577 – CrowvilleWestern terminus of LA 577
108.786175.074  LA 857Southern terminus of LA 857
RichlandMangham112.841181.600  LA 132 west (Main Street)Southern end of LA 132 concurrency
113.568182.770  LA 132Northern end of LA 132 concurrency
Archibald115.603186.045  LA 856Western terminus of LA 856
115.888–
115.976
186.504–
186.645
    US 425 north / LA 137 north to I-20 – RayvilleNorthern end of US 425 concurrency; southern terminus of LA 137
Alto120.792–
120.927
194.396–
194.613
  LA 135 southSouthern end of LA 135 concurrency
121.574195.654  LA 135 north – RayvilleNorthern end of LA 135 concurrency
122.860–
122.954
197.724–
197.875
Bridge over Boeuf River
Rhymes124.044199.629  LA 133 – Start, Columbia
OuachitaPine Grove135.155217.511  LA 841 (Prairie Road)Northern terminus of LA 841
Monroe137.892–
137.910
221.916–
221.945
   US 165 (Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) to I-20 – ULM, Columbia
139.899225.146  LA 594 (Texas Avenue)Southwestern terminus of LA 594
140.062225.408   
  US 165 Bus. south (Ouachita Avenue)
  To I-20 via South 3rd Street
Southern end of US 165 Bus. concurrency
140.332–
140.485
225.842–
226.089
  I-20 – Vicksburg, ShreveportExit 117C on I-20 (eastbound exit via 116B)
141.303227.405    
   US 80 east / US 165 Bus. north (Louisville Avenue)
Northern end of US 165 Bus. concurrency; southern end of US 80 concurrency
MonroeWest Monroe line141.732–
141.959
228.096–
228.461
Lea Joyner Bridge over Ouachita River
West Monroe142.077228.651   LA 34 south (Bridge Street) to I-20Eastern terminus of LA 34
143.694–
143.701
231.253–
231.264
  LA 143 (North 7th Street)
144.258232.161   LA 617 south (Thomas Road) to I-20Southern end of LA 617 concurrency
144.519232.581  LA 617 north (Warren Drive)Northern end of LA 617 concurrency
145.332233.889  To I-20 via Downing Pines Road
146.390235.592   LA 3249 (Well Road) to I-20Northern terminus of LA 3249
Cheniere149.642240.825  US 80 west (Cypress Street) – Ruston
   LA 546 south (Cheniere Drew Road) to I-20 – Eros
Northern end of US 80 concurrency; northern terminus of LA 546
Drew151.603243.981  LA 616 (Ole Highway 15)Western terminus of LA 616
Union156.608252.036  LA 552 – Wilhite, PointSouthern terminus of LA 552
Terrills163.065262.428  LA 145 south – Downsville, ChoudrantNorthern terminus of LA 145
163.328262.851  LA 552 – Point, WilhiteNorthern terminus of LA 552
170.199–
170.227
273.909–
273.954
  LA 33 south – RustonSouthern end of LA 33 concurrency
Farmerville171.445–
171.631
275.914–
276.213
James Peyton Smith Bridge over Lake D'Arbonne
172.762278.033  LA 3281 (Park Street)Eastern terminus of LA 3281; to National Guard Armory
172.870278.207  LA 2 east (East Water Street) – Sterlington, BastropSouthern end of LA 2 concurrency
173.341278.965  LA 33 north (Miller Street) – MarionNorthern end of LA 33 concurrency; to Farmerville Stadium
173.421279.094  LA 2 west – BerniceNorthern end of LA 2 concurrency; to Lake D'Arbonne State Park
176.130283.454  LA 549 – Truxno, OaklandSouthern terminus of LA 549
184.875297.527  LA 550
Mount Union187.834–
187.871
302.290–
302.349
  LA 558 – Lockhart, El DoradoSouthern terminus of LA 558
Spearsville190.795307.055  LA 3269Eastern terminus of LA 3269
190.847–
190.871
307.138–
307.177
  LA 3121 – TaylortownSouthern terminus of LA 3121
190.896307.217  LA 3269Western terminus of LA 3269
Lillie194.070–
194.102
312.325–
312.377
   US 63 / US 167 – Bernice, Junction CityNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Highway Inventory Unit (2016). "LRS Conversion Tool". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Google (March 1, 2018). "Overview Map of LA 15" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Planning (February 2012). District 61: Official Control Section Map, Construction and Maintenance (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Planning (February 2012). District 58: Official Control Section Map, Construction and Maintenance (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Planning (February 2012). District 05: Official Control Section Map, Construction and Maintenance (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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