Louisiana Highway 101

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Louisiana Highway 101 marker

Louisiana Highway 101
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 17.3 mi[1] (27.8 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
South end: LA 14 in Hayes
 

US 90 in Lacassine
I‑10 in Lacassine

US 165 in Woodlawn
North end: LA 383 north of Iowa
Location
Parishes: Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 100 LA 102

Louisiana Highway 101 (LA 101) is a state highway located in Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis Parishes. It runs 17.3 miles (27.8 km) in a general south–north direction from LA 14 in Hayes to LA 383 north of Iowa.[1] An entirely rural route lying between Lake Charles and Jennings, LA 101 intersects three major highways, U.S. Highway 90 (U.S. 90), Interstate 10 (I-10), and U.S. 165. The majority of the route, running from the southern terminus across I-10, is bannered north–south. The remainder of the route on either side of U.S. 165 runs west–east and is bannered accordingly.

Route description[edit]

From the south, LA 101 begins at an intersection with LA 14 in Hayes. It proceeds north and crosses from Calcasieu Parish into Jefferson Davis Parish. Skirting the western border of Lacassine, LA 101 intersects U.S. 90 and passes through an interchange with I-10 at Exit 48. U.S. 90 and I-10 run parallel to each other toward Lake Charles on the west and Jennings on the east. North of Lacassine, LA 101 curves to the west and intersects U.S. 165 at a point known as Woodlawn. U.S. 165 runs toward Iowa, its southern terminus, on the south and Kinder on the north. LA 101 reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with LA 383 north of Iowa.[2][3][4][1]

LA 101 is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length.[1]

History[edit]

In the original Louisiana Highway system in use between 1921 and 1955, the modern LA 101 made up parts of several routes, including State Route 1156 from Hayes to Lacassine; State Route 728 from Lacassine to the curve west of Woodlawn; State Route 744 from the curve to Woodlawn; and State Route 24-D west of Woodlawn.[5][6]

LA 101 was created with the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, and its route has remained unchanged to the present day.[7][8][9]

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Calcasieu Hayes 0.0 0.0 LA 14 – Lake Charles, Lake Arthur Southern terminus
Jefferson Davis Lacassine 8.3 13.4 US 90 – Lake Charles, Jennings
9.3 15.0 I‑10 – Lake Charles, Lafayette Exit 48 on I-10
Woodlawn 14.0 22.5 US 165 – Lake Charles, Kinder
  17.3 27.8 LA 383 – Lake Charles, Iowa Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Google (December 4, 2012). "Overview Map of LA 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Calcasieu Parish (East Section) (PDF) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. February 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jefferson Davis Parish (PDF) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. February 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ District 07: Official Control Section Map / Construction and Maintenance (PDF) (Map). Cartography by La DOTD Office of Multimodal Planning. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. July 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Calcasieu Parish (East Section) (Map) (January 1, 1955 ed.). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section. Louisiana Department of Highways. 1950. 
  6. ^ Jefferson Davis Parish (Map) (January 1, 1955 ed.). Cartography by Department of Highways Traffic and Planning Section. Louisiana Department of Highways. 1954. 
  7. ^ "Act No. 40, House Bill No. 311". State-Times (Baton Rouge). June 18, 1955. p. 3B–4B. 
  8. ^ Welsh Quadrangle (Map). 1:62500. 15 Minute (Topographic). Cartography by USGS. United States Geological Survey. 1956. 
  9. ^ Kinder Quadrangle (Map). 1:62500. 15 Minute (Topographic). Cartography by USGS. United States Geological Survey. 1960. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing