Louisiana Highway 472

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Louisiana Highway 472 marker

Louisiana Highway 472
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 20.21 mi (32.52 km)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 167
  LA 500 to Georgetown and Packton
LA 1230
North end: US 167
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 471 LA 473

Louisiana Highway 472 (LA 472) is a state highway in Louisiana. It spans 20.21 miles (32.52 km), serving Grant and Winn parishes. The official distance has been altered due to the realignment of the northern and southern termini.

Route description[edit]

LA 472 begins at an intersection with US 167, beginning its trek northward. It passes hunting camps through Kisatchie National Forest en route to meeting LA 500, itself a part of the original Harrisonburg Road.

After joining LA 500 for a short distance, LA 472 splits to the north, meeting LA 1230 before entering Winn Parish. LA 472 continues to the northwest, ending at an intersection with US 167, about 4 miles to the south of Winnfield.

Although numbered as an east-west route, and signed in an east-west direction, the route actually travels in a north-south direction. The northern terminus, which sends LA 472 in an eastern direction, is signed as West LA 472.

LA 472 is an undivided, two-lane road for its entire route. Before the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, LA 472 was known as State Route 232.

Gallery[edit]

Curves along newly resurfaced LA 472 in Winn Parish
Older bridge built by the WPA along LA 472

Junction list[edit]

Parish Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Grant Williana 0.0 0.0 US 167 Southern terminus
  8.9 14.3 LA 500 Joins LA 500 for short distance
  10.6 17.1 LA 1230
Winn   20.21 32.52 US 167 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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