Louisiana Highway 3073

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Louisiana Highway 3073 marker

Louisiana Highway 3073
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Major junctions
North end: Louisiana 93.svgLouisiana 342.svg LA 93, LA 342 (Ridge Rd.)
  US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167 (Johnston Street)
Louisiana 3095.svg LA 3095 (Kaliste Saloom Rd.)
Louisiana 339.svg LA 339 (Verot School Rd.)
Louisiana 89.svg LA 89 (Yougsville Hwy.)
South end: US 90.svg I-49.svg (US 90/Future 49)
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System

LA 3073, more commonly known as Ambassador Caffery Parkway, is a western bypass route of Lafayette, Louisiana. It runs from LA 93, LA 342 (Bertrand Drive) approximately 8.5 miles (13.7 km) southeast to US 90 (Evangeline Thruway), crossing the Vermillion River along the way. The road serves as a primary commercial corridor for the growing southwest suburbs of Lafayette[citation needed], running directly past the Mall of Acadiana as well as many smaller commercial centers.

An extension of the road east to U.S. Highway 90 (Evangeline Thruway/Future Interstate 49) opened in 2010. The extension's southern terminus is in Broussard, at the entrance to the Zoo of Acadiana. To the north, Ambassador Caffery Parkway continues as local thoroughfare and eventually becomes LA 3184, and continues past its junction with Interstate 10 to LA 725, Renaud Road. There are plans to extend the road northward to link it with Interstate 49.

Train Derailment[edit]

On Saturday, May 17, 2008 six BNSF rail cars derailed underneath the LA 3184, Ambassador Caffery overpass at US 90, Cameron St. See LA 3184 article for details.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing