Louisiana Highway 104

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Louisiana Highway 104 marker

Louisiana Highway 104
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 41.4 mi[1] (66.6 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: LA 26 southeast of Oberlin
 

LA 13 in Mamou

LA 29 in Point Blue
East end: US 190 in Opelousas
Location
Parishes: Allen, Evangeline, St. Landry
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 103 LA 105

Louisiana Highway 104 (LA 104) is a state highway located in southwestern Louisiana. It runs 41.4 miles (66.6 km) in a west–east direction from LA 26 southeast of Oberlin to U.S. Highway 190 (US 190) in Opelousas.[1] Along the way, it passes through the town of Mamou and intersects various north–south routes that service points along US 190 such as Elton, Basile, and Eunice. East of Mamou, connections are also made to Ville Platte, the St. Landry Parish seat, on US 167/LA 10.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 104 begins at an intersection with LA 26 at a point southeast of Oberlin known as Soileau. It proceeds east for 4.7 miles (7.6 km) before crossing from Allen Parish into Evangeline Parish.[2][3][1]

Now known as Oberlin Road, LA 104 continues east and intersects LA 3277 (George Soileau Road), which heads south to Basile. LA 104 then heads in a general northeastern direction, zigzagging along section line roads, towards the town of Mamou. At the western limit of Mamou, LA 104 intersects LA 13 (Veterans Memorial Highway), which heads toward Alexandria on the north and Eunice on the south. LA 104 continues east onto South Street for several blocks then turns north onto 6th Street. LA 95 continues ahead on South Street before taking a southeasterly course through Chataignier on the way to US 190. Heading north along 6th Street, LA 104 passes through the business section of Mamou. At a four-way intersection near the north end of town, LA 104 turns east onto Poinciana Street; LA 1160 begins to the west; and LA 3149 (Old Highway 13) begins to the north. The latter two highways connect with the modern alignment of LA 13 which skirts the western edge of town.[4][5][1]

LA 104 continues east on Poinciana Street out of Mamou. After 2.4 miles (3.9 km), LA 104 intersects LA 1161 (Pine Point Road), which zigzags in a general northeastern direction toward Ville Platte. After another 1.3 miles (2.1 km), LA 104 curves to the northeast briefly before taking a southeastern course toward an area known as Point Blue. About halfway along, LA 104 crosses a bridge over Bayou Des Cannes. In Point Blue, LA 104 intersects LA 1163 (Perron Road) and, shortly thereafter, LA 29 (Chataignier Road). LA 29 heads through Chataignier to US 190 on the south and to Ville Platte on the north where it connects with the concurrent US 167/LA 10. LA 104 turns south to follow LA 29 briefly before resuming a general southeastern course with several zig-zags to the south and east. East of LA 29, LA 104 intersects three minor routes: LA 1166, LA 1167 (L'Anse De Cavailer Road), and LA 1165 (L'Anse Aux Pailles Road). LA 104 crosses from Evangeline Parish into St. Landry Parish 2.8 miles (4.5 km) past the intersection with LA 1165.[4][5][1]

In St. Landry Parish, LA 104 enters an area known as Prairie Ronde and intersects LA 103 (Prairie Ronde Highway), which connects to US 167/LA 10 on the north and a point on US 190 near Lawtell on the south. Shortly thereafter, it curves further southeast at an intersection with LA 3043. LA 3043 parallels LA 104 the remainder of the distance into Opelousas. After 2.8 miles (4.5 km), LA 104 curves to the east toward Opelousas and gradually approaches the parallel US 190. Just before reaching its eastern terminus, LA 104 once again intersects LA 3043 (Grandnigo Road) which heads north into the Opelousas Industrial Park. LA 104 ends 0.2 miles (0.32 km) later at an intersection with US 190 on the western city limit of Opelousas.[6][5][1]

LA 104 is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length.[1]

History[edit]

In the original Louisiana Highway system in use between 1921 and 1955, the modern LA 104 followed State Route 120 from the western terminus to Mamou; State Route 26 through Mamou; and State Route 219 from Mamou to the eastern terminus in Opelousas.[7][8][9]

LA 104 was created with the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, and its route has remained unchanged to the present day.[10][11][12][13]

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Allen Soileau 0.0 0.0 LA 26 – Oberlin, Elton Western terminus
Evangeline   8.0 12.9 LA 3277 (George Soileau Road) – Basile Northern terminus of LA 3277
Mamou 17.0 27.4 LA 13 (Veterans Memorial Highway) – Eunice, Alexandria
17.4 28.0 LA 95 (South Street) – Opelousas Northern terminus of LA 95
18.4 29.6 LA 1160 (Poinciana Street)
LA 3149 (Old Highway 13) – Alexandria
Eastern terminus of LA 1160; southern terminus of LA 3149
  21.7 34.9 LA 1161 (Pine Point Road) – Ville Platte Western terminus of LA 1161
Point Blue 25.9 41.7 LA 1163 (Perron Road) Northern terminus of LA 1163
26.4 42.5 LA 29 north (Chataignier Road) – Ville Platte West end of LA 29 concurrency
26.8 43.1 LA 29 south (Chataignier Road) – Chataignier East end of LA 29 concurrency
  28.1 45.2 LA 1166 Northern terminus of LA 1166
  29.1 46.8 LA 1167 (L'Anse De Cavailer Road) Western terminus of LA 1167
  30.1 48.4 LA 1165 (L'Anse Aux Pailles Road) – Chataignier, Eunice Eastern terminus of LA 1165
St. Landry Prairie Ronde 33.9 54.6 LA 103 (Prairie Ronde Highway) – Lawtell
34.7 55.8 LA 3043 Western terminus of LA 3043
  41.2 66.3 LA 3043 (Grandnigo Road) – Opelousas Industrial Park Eastern terminus of LA 3043
Opelousas 41.4 66.6 US 190 – Opelousas, Eunice Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Google, Inc. "Overview Map of LA 104". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=LA+104+(Western+Terminus)&daddr=30.6411404,-92.4120624+to:LA+104+(Eastern+Terminus)&hl=en&ll=30.590046,-92.381287&spn=0.312093,0.676346&sll=30.553392,-92.400513&sspn=0.312211,0.676346&geocode=FVrE0gEdxfF5-g%3BFfSL0wEdYud9-inVUb_2UswkhjGGiw1VXUtXoA%3BFZDt0QEdTJKC-g&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1&t=m&z=11. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012) (PDF). Allen Parish (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/Parish%20Maps/Allen.pdf. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (July 2012) (PDF). District 07: Official Control Section Map / Construction and Maintenance (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/District%20Maps/District_07.pdf. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012) (PDF). Evangeline Parish (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/Parish%20Maps/Evangeline.pdf. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012) (PDF). District 03: Official Control Section Map / Construction and Maintenance (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/District%20Maps/District_03.pdf. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012) (PDF). St. Landry Parish (West Section) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/Parish%20Maps/St_Landry_West.pdf. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1949). Allen Parish (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1955 ed.).
  8. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1950). Evangeline Parish (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1955 ed.).
  9. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1953). St. Landry Parish (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1955 ed.).
  10. ^ "Act No. 40, House Bill No. 311". State-Times (Baton Rouge). June 18, 1955. p. 3B. 
  11. ^ United States Geological Survey (1963). Castor Creek Quadrangle (Map). 1:62500. 15 Minute (Topographic). Cartography by USGS.
  12. ^ United States Geological Survey (1964). Ville Platte Quadrangle (Map). 1:62500. 15 Minute (Topographic). Cartography by USGS.
  13. ^ United States Geological Survey (1956). Opelousas Quadrangle (Map). 1:62500. 15 Minute (Topographic). Cartography by USGS.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing