Louisiana Highway 478

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Louisiana Highway 478 marker

Louisiana Highway 478
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 21.0 mi[1] (33.8 km)
Major junctions
West end: PR 150 / PR 745 in Vowells Mill
  I‑49 in Natchitoches
East end: LA 1 in Natchitoches
Location
Parishes: Natchitoches
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 477 LA 479

Louisiana Highway 478 (LA 478) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Natchitoches Parish. It spans 21.0 miles (33.8 km).

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 478 begins in the community of Vowells Mill and heads in an eastern direction through the Kisatchie National Forest. It crosses LA 117 and LA 120 before meeting I-49. The highway is unique in that it is paired with a parish road, Natchitoches Parish Route 620, for a distance at the interchange with I-49, and is even signed as running concurrently together.

After meeting I-49, LA 490 ends at an intersection with LA 1, about two miles north of Natchez. LA 478 is cited as having one of the roughest surfaces of any state highway, with no striping or shoulders between I-49 and LA 1.

LA 478 is an undivided, two-lane road for its entire route. Before the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, LA 478 was signed as State Route 609 from Vowels Mill to State Route 39 (LA 117), and State Route 432 from LA 117 to LA 1.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Natchitoches Parish.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Vowells Mill 0.0 0.0 PR 150 (Red Rock Road) / PR 745 (Provencal Vowells Mill Road / Tom Lee Road)
  5.2 8.4 LA 117
Flora 13.0 20.9 LA 120 west Western end of LA 120 concurrency
13.1 21.1 LA 120 east Eastern end of LA 120 concurrency
Natchitoches 16.7–
17.0
26.9–
27.4
I‑49 – Alexandria, Shreveport Exit 132 (I-49)
21.0 33.8 LA 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (February 16, 2015). "Louisiana Highway 478" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing