Louisiana Highway 8

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"LA 8" redirects here. For the former congressional district, see Louisiana's 8th congressional district.

Louisiana Highway 8 marker

Louisiana Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 156.09 mi (251.20 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 63 across the Sabine River
  US 171 in Leesville
LA 28 east of Leesville
I‑49 / LA 1 in Boyce
US 71 in Colfax
US 167 south of Dry Prong
US 165 in Pollock
US 84 in Jena
East end: LA 15 in Sicily Island
Parishes: Vernon, Rapides, Grant, LaSalle, Catahoula
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 7 LA 9

Louisiana Highway 8 (LA 8) is a state highway in Louisiana. It spans 156.09 miles (251.20 km) beginning at the Louisiana/Texas state line and ending at an intersection with LA 15.

Route description[edit]

From the west State Highway 63 (Texas) becomes LA 8 after crossing the Sabine River near Burr Ferry.[1] At the Burr's Ferry Bridge in Vernon Parish, LA 8 heads east, and merges with U.S. Highway 171 north in Leesville. In Leesville, U.S. 171/LA 8 continues north as a four lane, divided road through town. LA 8 breaks off from U.S. 171 at the northern city limits and joins and runs concurrent with LA 28 east, and continues northeastward as a four lane divided Highway. LA 28/8 intersects with LA 468 (The old Slagle road) south just before LA 8 splits and heads northeast as a two lane road, Intersecting with LA 469, passing through Slagle, intersecting LA 121, the LA 465, and passing north of Simpson, before exiting Vernon Parish and entering northwestern Rapides Parish.

In Rapides Parish, LA 8 continues northeastward, passing north of Lake Rodemacher, and merges with I-49 for approximately a mile. LA 8 then splits from I-49 after approximately a mile and passes through Boyce and heads due north, crossing the Red River into Grant Parish. At Colfax, LA 8 turns eastward and intersects U.S. Highway 71, U.S. 167, and U.S 165 in Pollock. LA 8 then turns northeastward and enters La Salle Parish.

In Jena, LA 8 merges with U.S. 84 and turns to the southeast. After approximately 6 miles (9.7 km), LA 8 splits with U.S. 84 and continues eastward into Catahoula Parish. In Catahoula Parish, LA 8 passes through Harrisonburg and Sicily Island, where it ends at an intersection with LA 15.

Spur route[edit]

Louisiana Highway 8
Location: Flatwoods
Length: 0.18 mi (0.29 km)

Louisiana Highway 8 Spur (LA 8 Spur) is a 0.18-mile (0.29 km) highway in Flatwoods, Louisiana. It runs from west to east. LA 8 Spur follows the original routing from I-49 to LA 1, connecting the two highways. It is unsigned for its entire route. It was created in 2002, to give numbering to the short section between LA 1 and I-49.

The entire highway is in Flatwoods, Rapides Parish.

Mile km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I‑49 / LA 8
0.18 0.29 LA 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi