Louisiana Highway 182
Route of LA 182 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||173.41 mi (279.08 km)|
|Existed:||1955 renumbering – present|
|Northwest end:||LA 29 in Whiteville|
|LA 1 in Raceland|
|Southeast end:||US 90 north of Raceland|
|Parishes:||St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia, St. Mary, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche|
Louisiana Highway 182 (LA 182) is a state highway located in central and southeastern Louisiana. It runs 173.41 miles (279.08 km) in a northwest to southeast direction from LA 29 in Whiteville to U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) north of Raceland.
Along the way, the highway serves the cities of Opelousas, Lafayette, New Iberia, Morgan City, and Houma. LA 182 is generally bannered as a north–south highway north of Lafayette (where it largely parallels US 167) and as an east–west highway from Lafayette to Raceland (where it parallels US 90). Today, most of LA 182 follows the previous alignments of US 90 and US 167 before their re-routing onto newer four-lane alignments. Additionally, the former US 90 alignment between Lafayette and Raceland was once part of the earlier Old Spanish Trail and is still known as such in many places along the route.
Whiteville to Lafayette
From the northwest, LA 182 begins at an intersection with LA 29 in an area of northern St. Landry Parish known as Whiteville. It proceeds in a southeast direction to an intersection with LA 10 in Beggs. Here the two highways turn to the south and begin a concurrency, passing through an interchange with I-49 south of Macland. In Washington, LA 182 and LA 10 intersect LA 103, which heads to Ville Platte to the west. In Nuba, the concurrency with LA 10 ends at an intersection with US 167 as LA 10 turns west to follow US 167. Just to the east, US 167 joins I-49 through Opelousas to Lafayette.
In Opelousas, LA 182 intersects US 190 on its path between Eunice and Krotz Springs. South of Opelousas and an area known as Shuteston, LA 182 turns to the east into Sunset and the adjacent Grand Coteau. Here it intersects LA 93, which connects LA 182 to I-49/US 167 just to the east and proceeds toward Arnaudville. LA 182 crosses over I-49/US 167 with ramps to frontage roads that connect to the LA 93 interchange. Just after exiting Grand Coteau, LA 182 turns to the southeast and crosses into Lafayette Parish.
Soon after crossing the parish line, LA 182 intersects I-49 (still concurrent with US 167) once more and turns to the south through Carencro. LA 182 curves to the southeast, enters the city of Lafayette, and intersects I-10 between Lake Charles on the west and Baton Rouge on the east.
Lafayette to Morgan City
Nearing downtown Lafayette, LA 182 intersects US 90 (Cameron Street) and begins a concurrency with US 90 Business along University Avenue. From this point to the remainder of its route, LA 182 follows the former alignment of US 90.
At Johnston Street, LA 182 and US 90 Business intersect US 167, which is now separated from I-49 and runs southwest to Abbeville. A few blocks later, US 90 Business turns northeast onto Pinhook Road to rejoin US 90. Meanwhile, LA 182 turns southwest and follows the same thoroughfare, curving southeast out of Lafayette and into Broussard. Here LA 182 intersects LA 89-1 connecting to Youngsville just to the south. Nearing the parish line, LA 182 approaches US 90 and runs alongside it briefly. It then crosses US 90 via an interchange and intersects LA 96 to St. Martinville, turning southeast along the BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad tracks into St. Martin Parish.
LA 182 passes briefly through the southwest corner of St. Martin Parish, intersecting LA 92-1 in an area known as Cade. It then crosses into Iberia Parish, immediately intersecting LA 88. LA 182 enters New Iberia and separates to follow St. Peter Street eastbound and Main Street westbound throughout the city limits. It intersects a number of state highways, including LA 86, which follows Bayou Teche north to Loreauville, and LA 14, which proceeds west through Delcambre to Abbeville. LA 182 also begins to parallel Bayou Teche out of New Iberia, through Jeanerette, and into St. Mary Parish.
In St. Mary Parish, LA 182 passes through Baldwin and Franklin, cutting across some wide bends in Bayou Teche. In Baldwin, LA 182 intersects LA 83, which heads west to Cypremort Point. Southeast of Franklin at a point known as Calumet, LA 182 briefly joins US 90 across the Wax Lake Outlet bridge. Splitting from US 90, LA 182 proceeds along Bayou Teche and the Lower Atchafalaya River through Patterson, Bayou Vista, and Berwick with no state highway junctions. In Berwick, LA 182 again connects with US 90 but maintains its own parallel bridge crossing over the Lower Atchafalaya River/Berwick Bay into Morgan City.
Morgan City to Raceland
In Morgan City, LA 182 proceeds briefly along Brashear Avenue then curves south through an interchange with US 90 and an intersection with LA 70 (9th Street). Here the route becomes co-signed as US 90 Business out of Morgan City and into Assumption Parish. After crossing Bayou Boeuf, LA 182 passes briefly through the southern tip of Assumption Parish. The concurrency with US 90 Business ends at an intersection with LA 662 just inside the parish line as US 90 Business heads north on that highway to reconnect with its parent route.
After crossing into Terrebonne Parish, LA 182 intersects LA 20, which heads toward Schriever and Thibodaux. Here, in an area known as Gibson, LA 182 turns to the southeast away from US 90, which bypasses Houma to the north. LA 182 follows a long stretch of Bayou Black into Houma where it turns north across the bayou at an intersection with LA 315. The highway continues through Houma on Barrow Street and crosses Bayou Terrebonne, where it makes a jog onto New Orleans Boulevard via a brief concurrency with LA 24, Houma's main thoroughfare. LA 182 follows New Orleans Boulevard north out of town and crosses into Lafourche Parish.
Just south of Raceland, LA 182 engages in an interchange with US 90 and continues north into town. Reaching Bayou Lafourche, LA 182 turns east briefly onto LA 1 before turning north and crossing the bayou. The highway reaches its end at a final junction with US 90, which continues northeast toward New Orleans.
The original route of LA 182 as designated in the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering included only the northernmost section from LA 29 in Whiteville to LA 10 in Beggs. It was subsequently extended southeast over former sections of US 167 and US 90 bypassed by newer, four-lane alignments (built under the temporary designation of LA 3052). The upgraded US 167 was later absorbed into the southernmost part of I-49.
The first extension of LA 182 occurred about 1962 when US 167 was shifted onto a new four-lane alignment between Opelousas and Sunset. Around 1965, this alignment was extended south from Sunset to Lafayette (as US 167) and from Lafayette to Broussard (as US 90). At this time, a section of US 90 west of Morgan City was bypassed. LA 182 now continued south from Sunset along former US 167 to Lafayette, along former US 90 to Broussard, and was co-signed with US 90 to Calumet. Here, LA 182 split from US 90 to follow the two bends of Bayou Teche that had been bypassed between Calumet and Berwick. The intervening section of US 90 was gradually re-routed over the next two decades onto its current alignment as follows:
- From Broussard to LA 88 northwest of New Iberia about 1967
- From LA 88 to LA 14 in New Iberia about 1969
- From LA 14 to LA 85 near Jeanerette about 1971
- From LA 85 to LA 316 east of Jeanerette by 1976
- From LA 316 to LA 83 in Baldwin by 1979
- From LA 83 to LA 182 at Calumet about 1981
Meanwhile, the US 90 bypass of Raceland was opened in 1978 with the old alignment becoming LA 3198 and LA 3199. LA 182 replaced these routes upon its final extension in 1999 with the completion of the US 90 freeway between Morgan City and Raceland.
|St. Landry||Whiteville||0.0||0.0||LA 29 – Bunkie, Ville Platte||Northwestern terminus|
|Beggs||12.4||20.0||LA 10 east – Lebeau||North end of LA 10 concurrency|
|Macland||13.9||22.4||LA 745 (Thistlethwaite Boy Scout Camp Road)||Northern terminus of LA 745|
|14.9||24.0||I‑49 – Opelousas, Alexandria||Exit 27 on I-49|
|16.8||27.0||LA 745||Southern terminus of LA 745|
|Washington||17.0||27.4||LA 103 (West DeJean Street, St. Landry Veterans Memorial Highway) – Grand Prairie, Port Barre|
|Nuba||19.3||31.1||US 167 / LA 10 west – Lafayette, Ville Platte||South end of LA 10 concurrency|
|Opelousas||23.2||37.3||US 190 (Landry Street, Vine Street) – Baton Rouge, Eunice|
|24.2||38.9||LA 31 (Creswell Lane) – Leonville, Arnaudville||Northern terminus of LA 31|
|27.1||43.6||LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road) to I‑49 – Opelousas, Lafayette||Western terminus of LA 3233|
|29.4||47.3||LA 358 – Lewisburg||Eastern terminus of LA 358|
|Shuteston||30.7||49.4||LA 178 – Church Point, Lewisburg|
|31.6||50.9||LA 754||Eastern terminus of LA 754|
|Sunset||32.9||52.9||LA 93 south (Sunset Strip)||North end of LA 93 concurrency|
|33.0||53.1||LA 178 (Pershing Highway)||Eastern terminus of LA 178|
|33.5||53.9||LA 93 east to I‑49 – Arnaudville, Opelousas, Lafayette||South end of LA 93 concurrency; Exit 11 on I-49|
|33.7||54.2||I‑49 / US 167 – Opelousas, Lafayette||Indirect access to I-49/US 167 via frontage roads to Exit 11|
|Sunset–Grand Coteau line||34.9||56.2||LA 760-2 (Bellemin Street) – Grand Coteau||Southern terminus of LA 760-2|
|Lafayette||37.7||60.7||I‑49 / US 167 – Lafayette, Opelousas||Exit 7 on I-49|
|Carencro||40.8||65.7||LA 726 (Veterans Drive) to I‑49 – Lafayette, Opelousas||Western terminus of LA 726|
|42.6||68.6||LA 98 (Gloria Switch Road) to I‑49 – Lafayette, Opelousas|
|Lafayette||45.7||73.5||LA 725 (Renaud Drive)||Eastern terminus of LA 725|
|45.9||73.9||I‑10 – Baton Rouge, Lake Charles||Exit 101 on I-10|
|47.3||76.1|| US 90 (Cameron Street) – Crowley-Rayne, New Iberia
US 90 Bus. (University Avenue)
|Western terminus of US 90 Business; west end of US 90 Business concurrency|
|48.7||78.4||US 167 (Johnston Street) – Opelousas, Abbeville|
US 90 Bus. east (West Pinhook Road)
|East end of US 90 Business concurrency|
|50.1||80.6||LA 3025 (South College Road)||Southeastern termimus of LA 3025|
|50.5||81.3||Bridge over Vermilion River|
|52.1||83.8||LA 339 (Verot School Road)||Northern terminus of LA 339|
|53.5||86.1||LA 89-1 (Youngsville Highway, Southpark Road) – Youngsville|
LA 731 Spur (North Morgan Avenue)
|Southern terminus of LA 731 Spur|
|56.0||90.1||LA 731 (East 2nd Street)||Southern terminus of LA 731|
|57.0||91.7||US 90 – Lafayette, New Iberia||Interchange|
|57.5||92.5||LA 96 (Terrace Highway) – St. Martinville||Western terminus of LA 96|
|St. Martin||Cade||61.1||98.3||LA 92-1 (Smede Highway) – Youngsville, St. Martinville|
|Iberia||Burke||63.5||102.2||LA 88 (Coteau Road) – Youngsville||Eastern terminus of LA 88|
|Segura||66.2||106.5||LA 674 (Kiper Road)||Western terminus of LA 3212|
|New Iberia||67.6||108.8||LA 677 (North Landry Drive)||Western terminus of LA 677|
|68.3||109.9||LA 31 (Chestnut Street) – St. Martinville||Southern terminus of LA 31|
|68.5||110.2||LA 675 (South Hopkins Street) – Jefferson Island||Eastern terminus of LA 675|
|68.7||110.6||LA 3156 (Jefferson Street)||Southwestern terminus of LA 3156|
|69.1||111.2||LA 86 (Bridge Street) – Loreauville||Southern terminus of LA 86|
|69.2||111.4||LA 14 west (Center Street) – Abbeville||Eastern terminus of LA 14|
LA 87 Spur (North Lewis Avenue)
|Southwestern terminus of LA 87 Spur|
|71.6||115.2||LA 3195||Southern terminus of LA 3195|
|Olivier||73.3||118.0||LA 320 (Belle Place Olivier Road) – Morbihan, Loreauville||Southern terminus of LA 320|
|Jeanerette||78.9||127.0||LA 3182 (Bayside Street)||Southwestern terminus of LA 3182|
|79.0||127.1||LA 85 (Hubertville Road)||Eastern terminus of LA 85|
|80.4||129.4||LA 671 north (Lewis Street)||West end of LA 671 concurrency|
|80.5||129.6||LA 671 south (Canal Street)||East end of LA 671 concurrecy|
|St. Mary||Sorrel||83.6||134.5||LA 318 – Cypremort||Northern terminus of LA 318|
|Adeline||85.7||137.9||LA 670||Southern terminus of LA 670|
|Baldwin||89.2||143.6||LA 83 – Cypremort||Eastern terminus of LA 83|
|89.4||143.9||LA 326 (Charenton Road) – Charenton||Southern terminus of LA 326|
|Franklin||92.7||149.2||LA 3211 (Northwest Boulevard)||Northeastern terminus of LA 3211|
|93.8||151.0||LA 322 (Sterling Road)||Western terminus of LA 322|
|94.5||152.1||LA 3069 (Willow Street)||Western terminus of LA 3069|
|Garden City||97.7||157.2||LA 3215||Northern terminus of LA 3215|
|Centerville||99.7||160.5||LA 317||Northern terminus of LA 317|
|105.1||169.1||US 90 west – New Iberia||West end of US 90 concurrency|
|Calumet||105.8||170.3||Bridge over Wax Lake Outlet|
|106.6||171.6||US 90 east – Morgan City||East end of US 90 concurrency|
|Bayou Vista||113.9||183.3||To US 90||Unmarked connection between US 90 frontage road (LA 182) and US 90 within state right-of-way|
|114.2||183.8||To US 90||Unmarked connection between US 90 frontage road (LA 182) and US 90 within state right-of-way|
|Berwick||119.9||193.0||US 90 – Morgan City, New Iberia||Interchange|
|Berwick–Morgan City line||120.2||193.4||Bridge over Lower Atchafalaya River / Berwick Bay|
|Morgan City||120.9||194.6||Federal Avenue to US 90|
|121.4||195.4|| US 90 – Houma, New Iberia
LA 70 (9th Street) – Donaldsonville, Pierre Part
|Interchange; western terminus of US 90 Business and LA 70; west end of US 90 Business concurrency|
US 90 Bus.
LA 662 – Labadieville
|East end of US 90 Business concurrency|
|Terrebonne||Zacarter||132.0||212.4||LA 662 to US 90 – Morgan City, Houma||Eastern terminus of LA 662|
|Gibson||134.9||217.1||LA 20 east – Thibodaux, Schriever||Western terminus of LA 20|
|Houma||156.1||251.2|| LA 315 – Theriot
LA 3197 (Bayou Black Drive)
|Northern terminus of LA 315; southwestern terminus of LA 3197|
|156.5||251.9|| LA 311 / LA 312 (Little Bayou Black Drive)
LA 3197 (Bayou Black Drive)
|Southern terminus of LA 311 and LA 312; northeastern terminus of LA 3197|
|157.3||253.1||LA 3040 (Honduras Street, Bond Street)|
|157.9||254.1||LA 24 west (Main Street, Park Avenue) – Thibodaux, Schriever||West end of LA 24 concurrency|
|158.1||254.4||LA 24 east (Main Street, Park Avenue) – Larose||East end of LA 24 concurrency|
|160.4||258.1||LA 660 (Coteau Road)|
|Lafourche||Savoie||161.8||260.4||LA 316 (Bayou Blue Road) – Gray, Bourg|
|162.7||261.8||LA 3087||Northern terminus of LA 3087|
|165.9||267.0||US 90 – New Orleans, Morgan City||Exit 210 on US 90|
|167.4||269.4||LA 653||Northern terminus of LA 653|
|Raceland||168.1||270.5||LA 652 (Buford Street)||Northern terminus of LA 652|
|169.5||272.8||LA 1 north – Thibodaux||West end of LA 1 concurrency|
|170.0||273.6||LA 1 south – Grand Isle||East end of LA 1 concurrency|
|170.1||273.7||LA 308 – Thibodaux, Lockport|
|173.3||278.9||LA 307 – Bayou Boeuf||Southern terminus of LA 307|
|173.9||279.9||US 90 – New Orleans, Morgan City||Southeastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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