Louisiana Highway 39

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Louisiana Highway 39 marker

Louisiana Highway 39
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 54.3 mi[1] (87.4 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
South end: Parish Route 15 near Pointe à la Hache
 

LA 46 in Poydras
LA 300 in Sebastopol

LA 47 in Chalmette
North end: I‑10 in New Orleans
Location
Parishes: Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 38 LA 40

Louisiana Highway 39 (LA 39) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes. In New Orleans, LA 39 is referred to as North Claiborne Avenue, while in St. Bernard Parish, it is known as Judge Perez Drive. It spans 54.08 miles (87.03 km)[1] and is bannered north/south.

Route description[edit]

From the north, LA 39 begins at an exit ramp from Interstate 10 onto North Claiborne Avenue. In New Orleans, Highway 39 is a four lane, divided road that runs through the city's 9th Ward. LA 39 crosses over the Industrial Canal via the Claiborne Avenue Bridge and enters the Lower 9th Ward, where it becomes the neighborhood's primary road. At the parish line, LA 39 becomes West Judge Perez Drive and passes through the towns of Arabi, Chalmette, Meraux and Violet. When LA 39 intersects with LA 47, it becomes East Judge Perez Drive. After exiting Meraux, LA 39 continues parallel to the Mississippi River and shortly merges with LA 46 near Poydras. At the two highways' merging, LA 39 becomes a two lane, undivided road. It runs due west and then southward along the east bank of the Mississippi River into Plaquemines Parish and passes through Pointe à la Hache before reaching a dead end at the Bohemia Spillway Levee.

History[edit]

Early Louisiana maps show that the road continued beyond its current southern terminus to Fort St. Philip, yet it is unsure if this road were built and of what quality. Between Braithewaite and Scarsdale, LA 39 bypassed English Turn, and the original route is now LA 3137.

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Plaquemines Bohemia 0.0 0.0 Parish Road 15 Southern terminus
Scarsdale 31.3 50.4 LA 3137 (English Turn Road) Southern terminus of LA 3137;
Unsigned junction
Braithwaite 34.0 54.7 LA 3137 (English Turn Road) Northern terminus of LA 3137
St. Bernard Poydras 37.8 60.8 LA 46 west (East St. Bernard Highway) – Chalmette South end of LA 46 concurrency
Sebastopol 39.0 62.8 LA 300 (Bayou Road) – Delacroix Western terminus of LA 300
  39.4 63.4 LA 46 east – Shell Beach North end of LA 46 concurrency
Violet 41.9 67.4 Bridge over Lake Borgne Canal
Chalmette 46.8 75.3 LA 3238 (Palmisano Boulevard) Northern terminus of LA 3238;
Unsigned junction
47.6 76.6 LA 47 north (Paris Road)
Orleans New Orleans 51.8 83.4 Claiborne Avenue Bridge over Industrial Canal
53.1 85.5 Norfolk Southern Railway overpass
53.8 86.6 LA 46 east / LA 3021 north (Elysian Fields Avenue) Western terminus of LA 46;
Southern terminus of LA 3021
54.3 87.4 I‑10 – New Orleans, Slidell
St. Bernard Avenue
Northern terminus;
Interchange; Exit 236 B-C (I-10);
Partially unsigned junction
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing