Louisiana Highway 46

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Louisiana Highway 46 marker

Louisiana Highway 46
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 29.5 mi[1] (47.5 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: LA 39 / LA 3021 in New Orleans
East end: Dead end at Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal in Shell Beach
Parishes: Orleans, St. Bernard
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 45 LA 47

Louisiana Highway 46 (LA 46) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. It runs a west to east direction for a total length of 29.5 miles (47.5 km).[1] It is demarcated as Elysian Fields Avenue and St. Claude Avenue in the city of New Orleans and as St. Bernard Highway, Bayou Road, East Judge Perez Drive, Florissant Highway and Yscloskey Highway in St. Bernard Parish. The highway is recognized by the United States Department of Transportation as San Bernardo Scenic Byway.

Route description[edit]

In New Orleans, LA 46 begins as Elysian Fields Avenue at an intersection with LA 39 (North Claiborne Avenue) and LA 3021 (Elysian Fields Avenue). After heading south five blocks, LA 46 turns onto St. Claude Avenue and heads east. It crosses the Industrial Canal via the St. Claude Avenue Bridge and runs through the city's Lower 9th Ward, continuing to parallel to the Mississippi River. At the Orleans-St. Bernard Parish line, LA 46 becomes St. Bernard Highway. Serving as the southernmost west–east thoroughfare of the parish, it intersects LA 47 (Paris Road) and LA 3238 (Palmisano Boulevard) in Chalmette. Continuing eastward, the highway again meets LA 39 at Bayou Road and runs concurrently for two miles (3 km) near the end of East Judge Perez Drive, at which point LA 46 turns east through the community of Reggio and LA 300. From there, LA 46 connects to the towns of Yscloskey (via LA 625), Shell Beach, and Hopedale (via LA 624) before ending at a dead end with the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal.

LA 46 is a divided, four-lane highway from LA 39/LA 3021/North Claiborne Avenue to LA 47/Paris Road, where it narrows to an undivided, two-lane highway from LA 47/Paris Road to the westernmost intersection of with LA 300/Bayou Road. The route again widens to four lanes and becomes a divided highway from the westernmost intersection of with LA 300/Bayou Road to the easternmost intersection with LA 300/Bayou Road before narrowing again to an undivided, two-lane roadway from the easternmost intersection with LA 300/Bayou Road to the eastern terminus at Shell Beach.

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Orleans New Orleans 0.0 0.0 LA 39 (North Claiborne Avenue)
LA 3021 north (Elysian Fields Avenue)
Western terminus;
Southern terminus of LA 3021
2.0 3.2 St. Claude Avenue Bridge over Industrial Canal
St. Bernard Chalmette 6.4 10.3 LA 47 north (Paris Road) Southern terminus of LA 47;
Chalmette Ferry landing to the south
7.1 11.4 LA 3228 (Palmisano Boulevard) Southern terminus of LA 3228;
Unsigned junction
Poydras 13.8 22.2 LA 39 south (St. Bernard Parkway) West end of LA 39 concurrency
Sebastopol 15.0 24.1 LA 300 (Bayou Road) – Delacroix Northwestern terminus of LA 300
  15.4 24.8 LA 39 north (East Judge Perez Drive) – Chalmette East end of LA 39 concurrency
Toca 17.7 28.5 LA 1245 south Northern terminus of LA 1245
Reggio 23.4 37.7 LA 300 (Florissant Highway / Delacroix Highway)
Alluvial City 27.6 44.4 LA 625 (Maple Street) Western terminus of LA 625;
Unsigned junction
Yscloskey 28.1 45.2 Bridge over Bayou La Loutre
28.1 45.2 LA 624 (Hopedale Highway) – Hopedale Western terminus of LA 624
Shell Beach 29.5 47.5 Dead end at Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Microsoft; Nokia (November 9, 2012). "Map of LA 46" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing