Louisiana Highway 1077

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Louisiana Highway 1077 marker

Louisiana Highway 1077
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 20.51 mi (33.01 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
South end: Dead end at Lake Ponchartrain in Madisonville
  LA 21 / LA 22 in Madisonville
I-12 north of Madisonville
US 190 in Goodbee
North end: LA 25 south of Folsom
Location
Parishes: St. Tammany
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 1075 LA 1078

Louisiana Highway 1077 (LA 1077) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. It spans 20.79 miles (33.46 km) and is bannered north/south. It is known locally as Main Street, St. John Street, Covington Highway, and Savannah Road throughout its run.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of LA 1077 on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain faces this lighthouse constructed in 1837.

From the south, LA 1077 begins as Main Street near Lake Pontchartrain in Madisonville. It heads north along the west bank of the Tchefuncte River to an intersection with LA 22 (Mulberry Street). At this point, LA 21 begins to the north and overlaps LA 1077. After heading north four blocks further on Main Street, both LA 1077 and LA 21 turn west on St. John Street; and, two blocks farther, both routes turn north-northwestward. The two highways split less than a mile farther, with LA 1077 continuing in a north-northwestward direction, eventually meeting I-12 at a diamond interchange (Exit 57). Shortly thereafter, LA 1085 crosses, and, farther north, US 190 at Goodbee. LA 1077 turns eastward about five miles (8 km) later and crosses the Tchefuncte River. Shortly thereafter, a LA 1078 exits to the east-southeast while LA 1077 continues northward as Savannah Road. Shortly thereafter, LA 1077 turns eastward to its terminus at LA 25.

All of LA 1077 is two lanes wide with exception of the on-off ramps at Interstate 12 between Madisonville and Goodbee.

History[edit]

LA 1077, except for the west–east stretch intersecting LA 25, is the southern section of an early road which connected Madisonville with Greensburg, Louisiana, and which is now largely otherwise obscured in farmland.


Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location Mile km Destinations Notes
St. Tammany Madisonville 0.0 0.0 Dead end at Lake Pontchartrain Southern terminus
2.1 3.4 LA 21
LA 22 (Mulberry Street) – Mandeville, Ponchatoula
Southern terminus of LA 21; south end of LA 21 concurrency
  3.3 5.3 LA 21 north – Covington North end of LA 21 concurrency
  6.0–
6.4
9.7–
10.3
I-12 – Hammond, Slidell Exit 57 on I-12
  6.9 11.1 LA 1085 Northern terminus of LA 1085
Goodbee 9.5 15.3 US 190 – Covington, Hammond
  15.2 24.5 LA 1077 / LA 1078 (Bennett Bridge Road) Western terminus of LA 1078
Tangipahoa   15.4 24.8 End state maintenance on Turnpike Road
Route resumes northeast from previous junction in St. Tammany Parish
St. Tammany   15.4 24.8 LA 1077 (Turnpike Road)
LA 1078
Western terminus of LA 1078; south end of LA 1078 concurrency
  16.6 26.7 LA 1078 east (Bennett Bridge Road) North end of LA 1078 concurrency
  20.9 33.6 LA 25 – Covington, Folsom Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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