Louisiana Highway 27

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Louisiana Highway 27 marker

Louisiana Highway 27
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 132.6 mi[1][2] (213.4 km)
Tourist
routes:
Creole Nature Trail
LA 14–Cameron segment
Length: 38.0 mi (61.2 km)
North end: LA 14 near Lake Charles
Major
junctions:
LA 82 near Cameron
South end: Cameron Ferry near Cameron
Holly Beach–DeRidder segment
Length: 94.6 mi (152.2 km)
South end: Cameron Ferry near Holly Beach
Major
junctions:
LA 82 near Holly Beach
I‑10 in Sulphur
US 90 in Sulphur
LA 12 in DeQuincy
North end: US 171 / US 190 in DeRidder
Location
Parishes: Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 26 LA 28

Louisiana Highway 27 (LA 27) is a state highway that serves Calcasieu, Cameron, and Beauregard parishes in southwestern Louisiana. It spans a total of 132.6 miles (213.4 km) as two segments of a north–south road: one 38-mile (61 km) section southeast of Lake Charles that makes a semi-loop around Calcasieu Lake and a 95-mile (153 km) segment between Holly Beach and DeRidder. Both segments are signed north–south with the route's directional banners changing at the Cameron Ferry.

Route description[edit]

LA 27 begins at a junction with LA 14 in Holmwood, in Calcasieu Parish, heads due south and at a point begins running alongside Indian Bayou Canal. LA 27 intersects with LA 397, and 11 miles (18 km) south of Holmwood a traveler can visit the 9,621-acre (38.93 km2) Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.[3] Approximately one mile (1.6 km) north of the community of Creole, LA 27 intersects and runs concurrent with west LA 82. LA 27 is the only north–south route through Cameron Parish, and along with LA 82 are the two primary highways through the parish.

LA 27 and LA 82 run west and parallel with the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, across the Calcasieu deep-water Ship Channel via the Cameron Ferry,[4] and into Holly Beach, intersecting LA 1143 and LA 384. This entire area has been severely effected by hurricanes in the past few years. After passing through Holly Beach, LA 82 continues west and LA 27 splits meandering north through Hackberry intersecting with Louisiana Highway 390 and reentering Calcasieu Parish. Six miles (9.7 km) south of Sulphur, LA 27 merges with LA 108 east and in Carlyss, at an intersection with LA 1256 north, LA 27 and LA 108 turn east, and continues as City Service Highway. After a short distance LA 27 turns north merging and running concurrent with LA 3027 through the city, interchanging Interstate 10 at its exit 21. Continuing north LA 27 passes through the community of Perkins, it enters DeQuincy and merges with LA 12 west for one block. LA 27 separates turning north while LA 12 continues west to Texas. LA 27 runs north entering Beauregard Parish, passing through the communities of Oretta and Juanita, intersecting with LA 109 and into Singer, intersecting with LA 110. Continuing north to northeast LA 27 enters DeRidder as South Pine Street and intersects with US 171/US 190 at the northern terminus.

Sulphur Business Route[edit]


Louisiana Highway 27
Location: Sulphur
Length: 3.73 mi (6.00 km)

As LA 27 meets US 90 from the south, LA 27 continues north, while LA 27 Business turns to the west. LA 27 BUS turns to the north at Lewis Street, and continues north until it meets LA 27 north of Sulphur. LA 27 BUS is unsigned for its entire length.

Byway designation[edit]

LA 27 from Holmwood to Sulphur, along with LA 82, LA 384, LA 385, and LA 397 has been designated as roads along the Creole Nature Trail also called Louisiana's Outback. These roads were listed as part of the National Scenic Byway Program.[5]

LA 27 from DeQuincy to Sulphur, by act of the Legislature of the state of Louisiana, has been designated the "Horace Lynn Jones Memorial Highway". A highway sign denoting the designation is in DeQuincy.

Major junctions[edit]

Parish Location mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Calcasieu   0.0 0.0 LA 14 – Lake Arthur, Lake Charles
  4.0 6.4 LA 397 north Southern terminus of LA 397
Cameron   8.4 13.5 LA 384 west – Sweet Lake, Grand Lake Northern end of LA 384 concurrency
  8.9 14.3 LA 384 east Southern end of LA 384 concurrency
  22.7 36.5 LA 82 east / LA 1143 east – Oak Grove, Abbeville Western terminus of LA 1143, beginning of LA 82 concurrency
Cameron 35.2 56.6 LA 1142 south (Beach Road) Northern terminus of LA 1142
37.0 59.5 LA 1141 south Northern terminus of LA 1141, connection to former ferry to Monkey Island
38.0 61.2 Cameron Ferry
Direction of LA 27 changes from south/north to north/south
Holly Beach 47.0 75.6 LA 82 west – Johnson Bayou, Port Arthur, TX End of LA 82 concurrency
Hackberry 65.0 104.6 LA 390 west (West Main Street) Eastern terminus of LA 390
Calcasieu Carlyss 77.3 124.4 LA 108 west / LA 1133 north – Southland Field Southern end of LA 108 concurrency; southern terminus of LA 1133
80.5 129.6 LA 1256 north to I‑10 / Walker Road Southern terminus of LA 1256
81.5 131.2 LA 108 east (Cities Service Highway) / T. T. Chao Memorial Drive Northern end of LA 108 concurrency
Sulphur 83.6–
83.9
134.5–
135.0
I‑10 – Lake Charles, Beaumont, TX Exit 21 (I-10)
85.2 137.1 US 90 (East Napoleon Street) – Edgerly, Westlake
  88.7 142.7 LA 379 east (Houston River Road) – Edgerly, Westlake Western terminus of LA 379
DeQuincy 101.7 163.7 LA 12 east (East 4th Street) / Grand Avenue – Ragley Southern end of LA 12 concurrency
101.9 164.0 LA 12 west (East 4th Street) / Page Street – Starks Northern end of LA 12 concurrency
Beauregard   113.9 183.3 LA 109 south – Starks Northern terminus of LA 109
Singer 116.4 187.3 LA 110 east / Hubert Smith Road – Longville Southern end of LA 110 concurrency
116.5 187.5 LA 110 west – Merryville Northern end of LA 110 concurrency
DeRidder 132.6 213.4 US 171 / US 190 east (West First Street / North Pine Street) – Shreveport, Lake Charles One-way pair with US 190
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 28, 2014). "Overview of LA 27 (LA 14–Cameron segment)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Google (December 28, 2014). "Overview of LA 27 (Holly Beach–DeRidder segment)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge
  4. ^ Cameron Ferry
  5. ^ Scenic Byway (NSBP) 1996-09-19

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