Louisiana Highway 57
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||25.1 mi (40.4 km)|
|Existed:||1955 renumbering – present|
|South end:||LA 56 north of Cocodrie|
|LA 3040 in Houma|
|North end:||LA 24 in Houma|
Louisiana Highway 57 (LA 57) is a state highway that serves Terrebonne Parish. It runs 25.1 miles (40.4 km) in a south to north direction along Bayou Sale Road and Grand Caillou Road, connecting Cocodrie and Houma.
From the south, LA 57 begins at an intersection with LA 56 north of Cocodrie. It proceeds west along Bayou Sale Road and makes a brief dip to the south before heading in a general northerly direction for the remainder of its route. In Dulac, LA 57 intersects LA 3011 which proceeds briefly to the southeast along Bayou Caillou. LA 57 then crosses Bayou Dulac and continues north toward Houma on Grand Caillou Road. Traveling alongside the east bank of Bayou Grand Caillou, LA 57 passes through Boudreaux and Ashland. In Houma, LA 57 intersects LA 661 (Van Avenue) which connects to LA 315 south and serves points such as Crozier and Theriot. Two blocks later, LA 57 intersects LA 3040 (East Tunnel Boulevard), a four-lane highway that parallels LA 24 through much of Houma.
LA 57 reaches its northern terminus at LA 24 on Bayou Terrebonne. At this intersection, LA 24 transitions from a four-lane, divided highway on the west, running on either side of the bayou, to a two-lane, undivided highway on the east, running on the west bank of the bayou. Westbound LA 24 traffic transitions to the east bank of the bayou by crossing a bridge ahead of the northern terminus of LA 57.
LA 57 is an undivided, two-lane highway from its southern terminus to an intersection with Industrial Boulevard and Hancock Road in Houma. It continues as an undivided, five-lane highway with middle turning lane to LA 3040 where the turning lane disappears. It then becomes an undivided, four-lane highway for the remainder of its route.
The entire highway is in Terrebonne Parish.
|0.0||0.0||LA 56 (Little Caillou Road) – Cocodrie, Chauvin||Southern terminus|
|Dulac||7.9||12.7||LA 3011 (Grand Caillou Road)||Northeastern terminus of LA 3011|
|8.0||12.9||Bridge over Bayou Dulac|
|Houma||24.3||39.1||LA 661 (North/South Van Avenue)|
|24.4||39.3||LA 3040 (East Tunnel Boulevard)|
|25.1||40.4||LA 24 (East Main Street) – Houma, Larose||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Bing