Louisiana Highway 88

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Louisiana Highway 88 marker

Louisiana Highway 88
Coteau Road
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 5.39 mi[1] (8.67 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: LA 89 in Lozes
  US 90 northwest of New Iberia
East end: LA 182 in Burke
Location
Parishes: Iberia
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 87 LA 89

Louisiana Highway 88 (LA 88) is a state highway located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. It runs 5.39 miles (8.67 km) in an east–west direction from LA 89 in Lozes to LA 182 in Burke.

The route connects U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) and LA 182, its de facto business route, between Lafayette and New Iberia. LA 88 also connects US 90 to Delcambre, a town east of Abbeville, via LA 89. It runs through a mixture of older rural and newer suburban development.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 88 begins at an intersection with LA 89 located at a point in northwestern Iberia Parish known as Lozes. LA 89, heading north from Delcambre, makes a sharp turn from Coteau Road west onto Youngsville Road to head toward the small city of Youngsville. LA 88 proceeds straight ahead on Coteau Road for 0.6 miles (0.97 km) then curves to the east. After 1.3 miles (2.1 km), LA 88 passes through an interchange with US 90, the future route of I-49, which connects to Lafayette on the northwest and Morgan City on the southeast.[2][3][4]

East of US 90, LA 88 makes a jog to the south and back to the northeast. 2.2 miles (3.5 km) later, the route crosses the BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad line. It ends immediately afterward at an intersection with LA 182 (West Old Spanish Trail) at a point known as Burke, 2.8 miles (4.5 km) northwest of New Iberia. LA 182 parallels the route of US 90 to Lafayette and Morgan City.[2][3][4]

The route is classified by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (La DOTD) as an urban collector from the western terminus to PR 509 and a rural major collector to the eastern terminus.[1][2] The entire route has an average daily traffic volume of 5,800 vehicles[1] with a posted speed limit of 55 mph (90 km/h).[2] LA 88 is an undivided, two-lane highway for the majority of its route, widening briefly to a divided, four-lane highway through the interchange with US 90.[2]

History[edit]

In the original Louisiana Highway system in use between 1921 and 1955, the modern LA 88 made up the northern portion of State Route 448.[5] Route 448 followed the present route of LA 89 from Delcambre north to Lozes,[6][7] then LA 88 from there to Burke.[3][5]

La 88—From a junction with La 89 at or near Lozes to a junction with La-US 90 at or near Burke.


— 1955 legislative route description[8]

LA 88 was created with the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering,[8] and its route has remained the same to the present day.[3][9] However, the eastern terminus in Burke was originally a junction with US 90. After the relocation of US 90 through the area around 1969,[10][11] the former alignment became LA 182, which now serves as the eastern terminus of LA 88.[3]

Future[edit]

La DOTD is currently engaged in a program that aims to transfer about 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of state-owned roadways to local governments over the next several years.[12] Under this plan of "right-sizing" the state highway system, the entire route of LA 88 is proposed for deletion as it does not meet a significant interurban travel function.[13]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Iberia Parish.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Lozes 0.0 0.0 LA 89 north (Youngsville Road) – Youngsville
LA 89 south (Coteau Road) – Delcambre
Western terminus
  2.0 3.2 US 90 – Lafayette, Morgan City Interchange; future corridor of I-49
Burke 5.4 8.7 LA 182 (West Old Spanish Trail) – Lafayette, New Iberia Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La DOTD GIS". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Google Inc. "Overview Map of LA 88". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=LA+88+(Western+Terminus)&daddr=30.0488838,-91.9141052+to:LA+88+(Eastern+Terminus)&hl=en&ll=30.049631,-91.912479&spn=0.081872,0.169086&sll=30.049631,-91.912479&sspn=0.010234,0.021136&geocode=Fd5tygEdytOE-g%3BFXOCygEdh4CF-imfLVXF_nsjhjFU7k6Hq6rlJg%3BFfCzygEd9P6F-g&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=16&via=1&t=m&z=13. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012). Iberia Parish (Northwest Section) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/Parish%20Maps/Iberia_NorthWest.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012). District 03: Official Control Section Map / Construction and Maintenance (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/District%20Maps/District_03.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Louisiana Department of Highways (1950). Iberia Parish (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1955 ed.).
  6. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1950). Vermilion Parish (North Section) (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1955 ed.).
  7. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (February 2012). Vermilion Parish (Northeast Section) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/planning/mapping/Parish%20Maps/Vermilion_NorthEast.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Act No. 40, House Bill No. 311". State-Times (Baton Rouge). June 18, 1955. p. 3B. 
  9. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1950). Iberia Parish (Map). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section (January 1, 1958 ed.).
  10. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1968). Louisiana (Map). Cartography by Louisiana Department of Highways.
  11. ^ Louisiana Department of Highways (1970). Louisiana 1970 (Map). Cartography by Louisiana Department of Highways.
  12. ^ "Right-Sizing the State Highway System". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. April 2013. p. 3. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (December 2011). Right-Size the State Highway System: Iberia Parish (Northwest Section) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. http://www.dotd.la.gov/programs/RoadTransfer/documents/Dist_03/Iberia_NorthWest_2011_RS.pdf. Retrieved July 25, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing