Louisiana Highway 471

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Louisiana Highway 471 marker

Louisiana Highway 471
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 17.81 mi (28.66 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 71 near Colfax

LA 122 east near Verda

LA 122 west in Verda
North end: LA 34 near Atlanta
Parishes: Grant; Winn
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 470 LA 472

Louisiana Highway 471 (LA 471) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Grant and Winn Parishes. It spans 17.81 miles (28.66 km) in a south-to-north direction. The highway is also paired with LA 122 for a short distance.

Route description[edit]

From the south, LA 471 begins at an intersection with US 71 north of Colfax. It travels through timber lands and hills before meeting LA 122 south of Verda. LA 122 and LA 471 are paired together for the next mile, where LA 122 splits to the west, while LA 471 turns north. LA 471 then travels into Winn Parish before ending at an intersection with LA 34 south of Atlanta.

LA 471 is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length. Before the 1955 renumbering, LA 471 was State Route 5. The importance of State Route 5 was that it carried the original US 167 to its terminus at US 71, which is also LA 471's southern terminus. US 167 was later routed onto State Route 99, which it follows to this day.

Louisiana Highway 122, pre-1955.
The original state route numbers along LA 471 through Verda, Louisiana.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Grant Parish.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 US 71 Southern termimus
Verda 8.78 14.13 LA 122 east – Dry Prong Begin LA 122/LA 471 concurrency
10.04 16.16 LA 122 west – Montgomery End LA 122/LA 471 concurrency
Atlanta 17.81 28.66 LA 123 – Colfax, Breezy Hill Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]