Louisiana Highway 981

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Louisiana Highway 981 marker

Louisiana Highway 981
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 8.2 mi[1] (13.2 km)
Major junctions
South end: LA 415 east of New Roads
North end: LA 420 north of New Roads
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 979 LA 982

Louisiana Highway 981 (LA 981) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves Pointe Coupee Parish. It spans 8.2 miles (13.2 km) in a south to north direction. It is known locally as River Road, Cajun II Road, and Ferry Road.

Route description[edit]

From the south, LA 981 begins at an intersection with LA 415 east of New Roads. It heads north along the west bank of the Mississippi River. After turning westward, the highway comes to the access road of the former New Roads – St. Francisville Ferry (formerly LA 10). LA 981 continues westward along the river and ends at LA 420.

It is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length.

LA 981 formerly had its northern terminus at LA 10, but when the New Roads – St. Francisville Ferry closed in 2011 due to the opening of the John James Audubon Bridge, the portion of LA 10 between LA 981 and what was then LA 420's southern terminus was redesignated LA 981.

Major junctions[edit]

The entire highway is in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish.

mi km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 LA 415 (River Road/Patin Dyke Road)
To LA 10 – St. Francisville, New Roads, Audubon Bridge Interchange
5.7 9.2 Ferry Road Former LA 10, former terminus of LA 981
8.2 13.2 LA 420 (Pointee Coupee Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Google (November 21, 2012). "Louisiana Highway 981" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing