Louisiana Highway 426

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Louisiana Highway 426 marker

Louisiana Highway 426
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 7.41 mi (11.93 km)
Major junctions
West end: LA 73 in Baton Rouge
  US 61 in Baton Rouge
East end: US 190 in Baton Rouge
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 425 LA 427

Louisiana Highway 426 (LA 426) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves East Baton Rouge Parish. It spans 7.41 miles (11.93 km) in a west to east direction. It is known locally as Old Hammond Highway.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 426 begins at an intersection with LA 73 (Jefferson Highway) in Baton Rouge. It heads east and intersects LA 1068 (Drusilla Lane) before meeting US 61 (Airline Highway). LA 426 continues eastward and intersects LA 3245) (O'Neal Lane/O'Neal Lane Extension) before coming to an end at US 190 (Florida Boulevard) just west of the Amite River.

LA 426 is an undivided, four-lane highway from LA 73 (Jefferson Highway) to US 61 (Airline Highway). It then widens to an undivided, five lane highway stretching to Boulevard de Province, where it reverts to the original two lane configuration. It maintains this {except for two brief portions near Millerville Rd. and LA 3245 (O'Neal Lane/O'Neal Lane Extension)} until its terminus at US 190 (Florida Boulevard).

LA 426 served as the original route for US 190 until the extension of Florida Blvd. to the Amite River. The route roughly follows the original routing of Benton's Ferry Road, which started at Jefferson Highway (Hope Villa Road) and traversed to the Benton's Ferry crossing on the Amite River near the present-day Amite River bridges. Before the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, LA 426 was known as State Route 7, and later as State Route 7-D.

Major junctions[edit]

The entire highway is in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish.

Mile km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 LA 73 (Jefferson Highway) Western terminus; Corporate Boulevard to the west
1.5 2.4 LA 1068 (Drusilla Lane)
1.7 2.7 US 61 (Airline Highway)
6.5 10.5 LA 3245 (O'Neal Lane)
7.41 11.93 US 190 (Florida Boulevard) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing