Louisiana Highway 3184

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Louisiana Highway 3184 marker

Louisiana Highway 3184
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Major junctions
North end: Louisiana 725.svg LA 725 (Renaud Road)
  I-10.svg Interstate 10
US 90.svg U.S. Highway 90 (Cameron Street)
Ambassador Caffery Parkway
South end: Louisiana 3025.svg LA 3025 (North College Road)
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System

LA 3184 is a major thoroughfare in Lafayette, Louisiana. It runs from LA 725 (Renaud Road) south to LA 3025 (North College Road), which continues on to U.S. Highway 167 (Johnston Street). North of its junction with Ambassador Caffery Parkway, the road is known as Ambassador Caffery Parkway, named after Ambassador Jefferson Caffery. South of this junction, it is known as Bertrand Drive.

The road serves as the primary connector to Interstate 10 from Cajun Field, the Cajundome and Lafayette's southwest suburbs.

Train Derailment[edit]

At approximately 1:30AM in the early morning of Saturday, May 17, 2008 six BNSF rail cars derailed underneath the LA 3184, Ambassador Caffery overpass at US 90, Cameron St. Cars carrying hydrochloric acid were damaged, spilling about 10,000 gallons of HCl. A 1-mile (1.6 km) radius around the "hot zone" was put under mandatory evacuation, affecting around 3,000 Lafayette residents. Most of Ambassador was reopened by the evening of Sunday, May 18, when the evacuation order was reduced from 1-mile (1.6 km) to 1,000 ft (300 m) The highway was fully reopened on Monday, May 19 at around 6:00 PM, after officials inspected and deemed the overpass safe.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing