Louisiana Highway 3234

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Louisiana Highway 3234 marker

Louisiana Highway 3234
University Avenue
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 2.79 mi (4.49 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑55/Wardline Road
  US 51 in Hammond
East end: LA 1065 in Hammond
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 3233 LA 3235

Louisiana Highway 3234 (LA 3234), also known as University Avenue, is a multilane state highway in Hammond, Louisiana. LA 3234 runs from west to east for 2.79 miles (4.49 km) and is the artery for Southeastern Louisiana University's main entrance. LA 3234 has a center turn lane throughout its length.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 3234 begins at Exit 32 (milemarker 32), a folded diamond interchange on I-55, where LA 3234 assumes the path of Wardline Road and heads due east, cosigned as University Avenue.

LA 3234 (University Avenue) at the main entrance to Southeastern Louisiana University. The building in the background is Southeastern's Saint Tammany Hall, namesake of Saint Tammany Parish.

It crosses US 51 and, after traversing south of Southeastern's University Center and crossing North General Pershing Street, leads to the University's main entrance; from there, continuing east, LA 3234 crosses North Oak Street and the Canadian National Railway before ending in a T-intersection on LA 1065 (North Cherry Street).

LA 3234 is four lanes wide with a center turning lane except on the small segment west of I-55 where it is only two lanes wide.

In passing through Southeastern, LA 3234 separates the north and south campuses, which are joined by a pedestrian underpass beneath LA 3234. It is Louisiana's sole example of a pedestrian underpass beneath a state highway on a university campus.

LA 3234 has helped provide for enrollment growth at Southeastern and has contributed to the popularity of the University Center as a venue for events.

History[edit]

LA 3234 is an upgrade of former section of Wardline Road.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish.

Mile km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I‑55 Western terminus; Wardline Road continues westbound
US 51 (North Morrison Boulevard/North General Pershing Street/North Oak Street)
2.79 4.49 LA 1065 (North Cherry Street) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing