Louisiana Highway 971

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Louisiana Highway 971 marker

Louisiana Highway 971
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 3.87 mi (6.23 km)
Major junctions
South end: LA 418
North end: LA 1
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 970 LA 972

Louisiana Highway 971 (LA 971) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Pointe Coupee Parish. It spans 3.87 miles (6.23 km).

Route description[edit]

From the south,LA 971 begins at an intersection with LA 418, actually a bypassed alignment of LA 1. Sometime in the 1930's, LA 1 was realigned again to follow the current route from Simmesport to Lettsworth, but turned southeast via LA 971 to bypass the loop along the levees. LA 1 was realigned a final time to its current corridor for the construction of the Morganza Spillway in 1938.

LA 971 formerly connected to LA 1 via a semi-abandoned alignment, which is seen continuing straight when LA 971 curves to the left.

LA 971 is an undivided, two-lane road for its entire route. Before the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, LA 971 was signed as State Route 30, and later as State Route 30F.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 LA 418 Southern terminus
Lettsworth 3.8 6.1 LA 1 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing