Louisiana Highway 490
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||14.6 mi (23.5 km)|
|East end:||Dirt road in Janie|
|I-49 in Chopin|
|West end:||Dead end near Marco|
LA 490 begins at a dirt road south of Janie and travels northeast. It has an interchange with Interstate 49 in Chopin before crossing a railroad and serving a Martco factory. LA 490 meets LA 1 and turns right onto it for about 2.7 miles (4.3 km). LA 490 leaves LA 1 by turning left towards Marco. LA 490 intersects LA 3279 at its northern terminus and continues heading east. It passes a dirt road that once carried LA 490 to a ferry to Colfax and turns north. Just past the driveway to the Red River's Lock and Dam #3, LA 490 ends at a gate to a dirt levee road.
A ferry formerly operated that carried LA 490 across the Red River to Colfax. On the former eastern landing of the ferry, LA 490 continued east on Faircloth St. to 2nd St. There, Faircloth St. continued east as LA 490 Spur to LA 158 but LA 490 turned south on 2nd St. to end at LA 8.
The entire highway is in Natchitoches Parish.
|Chopin||I-49 – Alexandria, Shreveport||Exit 113 (I-49)|
|LA 1 north||Western end of overlap with LA 1|
|LA 1 south||Eastern end of overlap with LA 1|
|14.6||23.5||Gate at Lock and Dam #3|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Louisiana Highway 490 Spur
Louisiana Highway 490
|Length:||0.38 mi (0.61 km)|
Louisiana Highway 490 Spur (LA 490 Spur) is a short 0.38-mile (0.61 km) highway that begins in Colfax at an intersection with LA 158. LA 490 runs east to west along Faircloth St. ending at an intersection with 2nd St. LA 490 Spur formerly met LA 490 at 2nd St. where it came from the west on Faircloth St. and turned south on 2nd St. to meet LA 8. The highway is not signed and not referenced in online DOTD maps.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – Louisiana Highway 490 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=LA-490+E&daddr=Parish+Rd%2FRed+River+Levee+Rd&hl=en&ll=31.495433,-92.814045&spn=0.125734,0.222988&sll=31.516298,-92.729791&sspn=0.007857,0.013937&geocode=FZDy3wEdVKR2-g%3BFeLv4AEdCAd5-g&t=h&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&z=13. Retrieved November 16, 2012.