Louisiana Highway 126
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||98.55 mi (158.60 km)|
|Parishes:||Winn, Natchitoches, Caldwell, La Salle, Catahoula|
Louisiana Highway 126 (LA 126) is a 98.55-mile-long (158.60 km) east-west state highway in Louisiana that serves Winn Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Caldwell Parish, La Salle Parish, and Catahoula Parish, extending from Louisiana Highway 9 (LA 9) to Louisiana Highway 124 (LA 124) near Jonesville.
The highway begins at the Kisatchie National Forest from Louisiana Highway 9, and goes eastward into Winn Parish. The highway intersects with Louisiana Highway 505, then goes southeast in direction. At Dodson, it intersects with U.S. Route 167 and soon afterwards with Louisiana Highway 1235. It then intersects with Louisiana Highway 34, and then with Louisiana Highway 1237 at Sikes. Then, it goes northeast, with the southeastern section becoming Louisiana Highway 127. The highway then enters Caldwell Parish, and Louisiana Highway 845 merges into LA 126. In Grayson, it merges with Louisiana Highway 850 for a short time, then intersects with U.S. Route 165. Louisiana Highway 851 then merges with LA 126 once it reaches the city limits. In addition, Louisiana Highway 849 also merges with the highway, and LA 126 later splits into the southeast. As the highway enters La Salle Parish, it, for a short time, enters Catahoula Parish, but then, Louisiana Highway 124 merges with the highway, pulling it back to La Salle. LA 124 then goes west, splitting from the highway. The highway then moves southeast as Louisiana Highway 503 is created. The highway then returns to Catahoula Parish, and continues to the southeast. Louisiana Highway 459 then merges with the highway. Soon afterward, it merges with Louisiana Highway 8, until the combined highway splits with LA 8 on the east and LA 126 on the southeast. The highway then meets its end at LA 124 near Wallace Lake.