Louisiana Highway 1141
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
This road was part of the original highway along the Louisiana Gulf Coast before the Calcasieu Ship Channel was constructed.
The majority of this state highway connects to no other road as it is situated on Monkey Island, an artificially created island situated between the ship channel and a bend in the Calcasieu River (for which the ship channel provides a cut off). The Louisiana DOTD operated a ferry for the few residents that lived on the island, and to connect LA 1141 to the mainland. This ferry service caused controversy in the mid-1990s when several state legislators complained about this expenditure of public funds which benefited very few people. In 2005, Hurricane Rita destroyed all structures on the island and displaced its residents, which led to the end (for now) of ferry operations.
- LADOTD Official Control Section Map - District 07
- Louisiana State Highway Log
|This Louisiana road or road transport-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|