Louisiana Highway 15

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Louisiana Highway 15 marker

Louisiana Highway 15
Route of LA 15 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 194.52 mi (313.05 km)
Existed: 1924 – present
Major junctions
South end: LA 1 in Lettsworth
  US 84 / US 425 in Ferriday
US 65 in Clayton
LA 8 in Sicily Island
LA 4 / LA 17 in Winnsboro
I-20 in Monroe
US 80 in Monroe
LA 2 / LA 33 in Farmerville
North end: US 167 / US 63 in Lillie
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 14 LA 16

Louisiana Highway 15 (LA 15) is a state highway in Louisiana. It spans 194.52 miles (313.05 km), serving northeastern Louisiana, providing direct access to US 84 and Baton Rouge.

Route description[edit]

LA 15 begins as an exit from U.S. Route 167 just south of Lillie and heads due east towards Spearsville. From Spearsville, LA 15 turns to the southeast and shortly merges with LA 2 and LA 33 in Farmerville. LA 15 then turns southeastward again, leaves Union Parish, and enters Ouachita Parish. LA 15 then heads due south and merges with U.S. Route 80. U.S. 80/LA 15 then turns east through Claiborne, West Monroe and turns southeast and intersects with Interstate 20, southwest of downtown Monroe. It then meets US 165 before meeting LA 831, also known as Prairie Road.

LA 15 continues east-southeast through Ouachita Parish and passes through rural Richland Parish, where LA 15 crosses the Boeuf River on a historic truss bridge, dating from 1939. It then turns due south and is joined by U.S. Route 425 near Archibald, in a concurrence which continues to Ferriday.[1]

On the way to Ferriday, while in Franklin Parish, LA 15 passes through Baskin, Winnsboro, Gilbert, and Wisner. LA 15 then enters Catahoula Parish, where it passes through the town of Sicily Island and serves as the eastern terminus for LA 8. LA 15 turns east and enters Concordia Parish through Clayton, crossing the Tensas River. LA 15 intersects U.S. Route 65 just south of Clayton before splitting from U.S. 425 at Ferriday.

South of Ferriday, LA 15 runs parallel to the Mississippi River through Concordia Parish and Pointe Coupee Parish, passing through the Old River Control Structure, then ending at a three-way intersection with LA 1 and LA 970 in the town of Lettsworth.

LA 15 is a mix of two-lane, four-lane, and five-lane roads for its length. Before the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering, LA 15 was signed as State Route 15, having been spared in the renumbering.

History[edit]

Much of the present route of LA 15 originated as State Route 15 prior to the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering. It was one of the few state highways whose number was carried over into the new system. Differences from the modern route include bypassed portions such as Old Highway 15, Louisiana Highway 3210, and various country roads. The highway south of Vidalia and into Pointe Coupee Parish was not part of LA 15 until the 1960s, after the renumbering.

"Beginning at Farmersville, through Monroe, Rhymes Store, Alta, R.S. Baughton's Store, Mangham, Winnsboro, Sicily Island, Clayton, to a point on Route 3." - 1921 Louisiana Legislative Route Description

Gallery[edit]

Bridge over the Boeuf River on LA 15
Ouachita/Richland Parish Line over Bayou Lafourche
Historical marker for General Claire Chennault in Gibson
Signs along LA 15 in Monroe, LA

Junction List[edit]

Parish Location mi km Destinations Notes
Pointe Coupee Lettsworth 0.0 0.0 LA 1 / LA 970 west – Morganza, Marksville Southern terminus
2.7 4.3 LA 970 east End of LA 970 concurrency
4.9 7.9 LA 418
West Feliciana 6.0 9.7 Old River Control Structure
Concordia 24.7 39.8 LA 910 Original southern terminus of LA 15
42.3 68.1 LA 565 – Monterey
51.2 82.4 LA 131 – Vidalia
Ferriday 58.1 93.5 LA 3232 (Sam Tumminello Rd)
59.2 95.3 US 84 west – Jonesville Begin concurrency with US 84
59.7 96.1 US 84 east / US 425 south / LA 568 east – Monroe, Vidalia End concurrency with US 84, begin concur. with US 425
60.1 96.7 LA 903 (Kentucky Ave.)
Clayton 65.8 105.9 US 65 – Tallulah Southern terminus of US 65
66.3 106.7 LA 566
Catahoula 69.6 112.0 LA 567
74.3 119.6 LA 921
Sicily Island 78.6 126.5 LA 8 – Harrisonburg
83.9 135.0 LA 913
85.7 137.9 LA 3148 (Norris Hill Rd)
Franklin Wisner 88.0 141.6 LA 562 west (Oak Street) Begin concurrency with LA 562
88.3 142.1 LA 562 east (Kendrick Ferry X-ing) End concurrency with LA 562
89.3 143.7 LA 875
Gilbert 92.6 149.0 LA 128 west (Gill St.) Begin concurrency with LA 128
92.8 149.3 LA 572
93.2 150.0 LA 128 east (Lee St.) End concurrency with LA 128
Chase 96.4 155.1 LA 3210 north to LA 1242 Old LA 15
98.1 157.9 LA 3210 south to LA 866 Old LA 15
Winnsboro 101.0 162.5 LA 3201
101.8 163.8 LA 864 (Loop Rd.)
102.1 164.3 LA 865 north (Pine St.) Begin concurrency with LA 865
102.3 164.6 LA 865 south (West St.) End concurrency with LA 865
102.9 165.6 LA 4 west (Prairie Rd.) – Columbia Begin concurrency with LA 4
103.3 166.2 LA 4 east / LA 17 north / LA 130 west – Dehli End concurrency with LA 4
105.1 169.1 LA 868
107.1 172.4 LA 867
108.5 174.6 LA 577
Baskin 109.6 176.4 LA 857
Richland Mangham 113.4 182.5 LA 132 west (Main St.) Begin concurrency with LA 132
114.5 184.3 LA 132 End concurrency with LA 132
Archibald 116.2 187.0 LA 856
116.8 188.0 US 425 north / LA 137 north – Rayville End concurrency with US 425
Alto 121.2 195.1 LA 135 south Begin concurrency with LA 135
122.0 196.3 LA 135 north End concurrency with LA 135
124.1 199.7 LA 133
Ouachita 135.2 217.6 LA 841 (Prairie Rd.)
Monroe 138.4 222.7 US 165 – Columbia, ULM
140.5 226.1 LA 594 (Texas St.)
140.7 226.4
US 165 Bus. south
Begin concurrency with US 165 Business
141.2 227.2 I-20 – Shreveport, Vicksburg
141.7 228.0
US 80 (Louisville Ave.) / US 165 Bus.
End concurrency with US 165 BUS, begin concur. with US 80
West Monroe 142.6 229.5 LA 34 to I-20 (Bridge St.)
144.4 232.4 LA 143 (North 7th St.)
144.9 233.2 LA 617 south (Thomas Rd.) Begin concurrency with LA 617
145.1 233.5 LA 617 north (Warren Dr.) End concurrency with LA 617
Cheniere 148.1 238.3 US 80 west / LA 546 south End concurrency with US 80
Drew 152.5 245.4 LA 616
Union 157.4 253.3 LA 552 north
163.8 263.6 LA 145
164.1 264.1 LA 552
170.6 274.6 LA 33 south – Ruston Begin concurrency with LA 33
Farmerville 173.1 278.6 LA 3281 (Park St.)
173.4 279.1 LA 2 east (Water St.) – Sterlington Begin concurrency with LA 2
174.1 280.2 LA 33 north (Miller St.) – Marion End concurrency with LA 33
174.3 280.5 LA 2 west – Bernice End concurrency with LA 2
176.4 283.9 LA 549
185.2 298.1 LA 550
188.2 302.9 LA 558
Spearsville 191.8 308.7 LA 3121
Lillie 194.5 313.0 US 167 / US 63 – Bernice, El Dorado Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ See US 425 for its creation as an afterthought in the federal system and for its anomalous number.

External links[edit]

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