Although LA 954 might seem like a strange candidate for a state route, it is a remnant of the pre-1955 highway numbering system. LA 954 exists solely as what is left of the pre-1955 State Route No. 848, a highway that linked the community of Riddle to US 61/State Route 3, which was on the current LA 954. State Route No. 848 exists in two pieces: LA 954, and Parish Road 123.