Louisiana Highway 1067
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||3.50 mi (5.63 km)|
|Existed:||1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering – present|
|Southwest end:||LA 3158 east of Hammond|
|Northeast end:||US 190 west of Robert|
Louisiana Highway 1067 (LA 1067) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Tangipahoa Parish. It spans 3.5 miles (5.6 km) in a southwest to northeast direction. It is known locally as Old Covington Highway, a designation which includes both the state-maintained LA 1067 and the locally maintained and unnumbered stretch on the same trajectory between LA 3158 (Airport Road) and US 51 Business in Hammond. The length of all of Old Covington Highway (both the unnumbered stretch and LA 1067 continuously) is exactly 6.0 miles (9.7 km). In the first decade of the 21st century Old Covington Highway was removed from the Louisiana highway system and lost the "LA 1067" highway shields but remains classified with them in Wikipedia to present a comprehensive even if somewhat anachronistic treatment; for the most part the roadway continues to be striped in adherence with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
From the southwest, LA 1067 begins at an intersection with LA 3158 (Airport Road/Booker Road), where it assumes the trajectory of Old Covington Highway and heads easterly before turning north to end at US 190 west of Robert. Between LA 1067's northward turn and its T-intersection on US 190, LA 1067 passes (and provides egress for) the Louisiana State University Agricultural Experiment Station at Hammond.
In years past, LA 1067 actually began at US 51 Business in Hammond, meaning that all of Old Covington Highway was cosigned as LA 1067. This signage was removed when LA 3158 was constructed and provided a southwest terminus for LA 1067 the portion of Old Covington Highway west of its intersection with LA 3158 was then assigned to local control and maintenance.
As a largely west-east road in Louisiana, LA 1067 is an anomaly. Since the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, Louisiana highways with cardinal west-east direction have been designated by even numbers; an odd number such as "1067" should be on a road with cardinal direction south-north. Additionally, LA 1067 intersects LA 3158 at a right angle, the cardinal direction of 3158 being south-north, which should bear an odd number. The roundabout occurs at what may be the state's sole example of the meeting of two diametrically misnumbered roads.
The entire highway is in Tangipahoa Parish.
|Hammond||0.00||0.00||LA 3158 (South Airport Road/Booker Road)||Southwestern terminus|
|Robert||3.5||5.6||US 190||Northeastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi