Louisiana Highway 47
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||15.8 mi (25.4 km)|
|Existed:||1955 renumbering – present|
|South end:||LA 46 in Chalmette|
|I-10 / I-510 in New Orleans|
|North end:||Downman Road in New Orleans|
|Parishes:||St. Bernard, Orleans|
Louisiana Highway 47 (LA 47) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. It spans 15.8 miles (25.4 km) miles in a southeast to northwest direction, although it is designated as a south/north route. It is known locally as Paris Road and Hayne Boulevard.
From the south, LA 47 (Paris Road) begins at an intersection with LA 46 (St. Bernard Highway) in Chalmette just north of the Chalmette Ferry landing. Continuing north, the highway passes LA 39 (Judge Perez Drive) before heading across Bayou Bienvenue and into Orleans Parish/New Orleans East. Shortly thereafter, it crosses the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal via the Paris Road Bridge or the "Green" Bridge. At the opposite end of the bridge, Interstate 510 begins, eventually passing US 90. The two highways overlap until they meet Interstate 10, where I-510 terminates. From there, LA 47 continues northward to the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. At that point, the highway turns west-southwesterly and becomes Hayne Boulevard. It runs along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain before ending at the intersection with Downman Road.
LA 47 is an undivided, five-lane roadway (with middle turning lane) from LA 46 to north of Chalmette. It then changes to a divided, four-lane until the south foot of the Paris Road Bridge where it becomes a controlled access highway as part of Interstate 510. Just north of Interstate 10 and the northern terminus of Interstate 510, LA 47 again becomes a divided, four-lane highway. Finally, it becomes an undivided, four-lane highway from the Paris Road/Hayne Boulevard intersection to its terminus at the Downman Road/Hayne Boulevard intersection.
|St. Bernard||Chalmette||0.0||0.0||LA 46 (St. Bernard Highway) – New Orleans, Poydras||Southern terminus
Paris Road continues south to Chalmette Ferry landing
|0.4||0.6||LA 39 (Judge Perez Drive)|
|St. Bernard–Orleans line||New Orleans southern limit||3.3||5.3||Bridge over Bayou Bienvenue|
|Orleans||New Orleans||4.4||7.1||Green Bridge over Gulf Intracoastal Waterway/Mississippi River - Gulf Outlet Canal||South end of freeway|
Almonaster Boulevard to Old Gentilly Road
|Southern terminus of I-510;
South end of I-510 concurrency
|6.6||10.6||2B-A||US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway)||Signed as 2A (west) and 2B (east) northbound|
|7.7||12.4||1B||Lake Forest Boulevard|
|8.8||14.2||1A|| I-10 – New Orleans, Slidell
|Northern terminus of I-510;
North end of freeway and I-510 concurrency;
Southbound exit to I-10 west unnumbered; Exit 246A-B (I-10)
|15.8||25.4||Downman Road||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Microsoft. "Map of LA 47". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?mapurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Attached_KML/Louisiana_Highway_47&action=raw. Retrieved November 9, 2012.