Louisiana Highway 8
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||156.09 mi (251.20 km)|
|Existed:||1955 renumbering – present|
|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|
From the west State Highway 63 (Texas) becomes LA 8 after crossing the Sabine River near Burr Ferry. 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.
|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.
|0.00||0.00||I-49 / LA 8|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- LOUISIANA - Vernon Parish: National Register of Historic Places-Burr's Ferry Earthworks