Louisiana Highway 28

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Louisiana Highway 28 marker

Louisiana Highway 28
Route of LA 28 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 86.968 mi[1] (139.961 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Tourist
routes:
Louisiana scenic byways.pngLouisiana Scenic Byways:
Colonial Trails Scenic Byway
Major junctions
West end: US 171 / LA 8 in Leesville
 
East end: US 84 west of Jonesville
Location
Parishes: Vernon, Rapides, La Salle, Catahoula
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 27 LA 29

Louisiana Highway 28 (LA 28) is a state highway located in central Louisiana. It runs 86.97 miles (139.96 km) in an east–west direction from the junction of U.S. Highway 171 (US 171) and LA 8 in Leesville to US 84 west of Jonesville.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 28 begins at a roundabout intersection with US 171, at the north city limits of Leesville in Vernon Parish, running concurrent with LA 8. LA 8 turns northeast about five miles (8.0 km) east of Leesville and is called the Slagle Road. The highway intersects with LA 121 then LA 465 and a few miles after this enters Rapides Parish then Gardner before entering Alexandria. Between Leesville and Alexandria LA 28 is known as the Alexandria Highway. In Alexandria LA 28 is called Coliseum Boulevard. LA 28 intersects with MacArthur Drive where signs direct traffic to merge with north MacArthur Drive and intersect and runs concurrent with Interstate 49. After merging onto MacArthur Drive BR LA 28 exits and follows through downtown Alexandria city streets. This was the original route until December 2007.[citation needed] LA 28 exits and merges with US 167 east at the Casson Street exit in Pineville and becomes a part of the Pineville Expressway, which proceeds west along the Fulton Street Bridge, named for Alexander Fulton, the founder of Alexandria. This bridge links LA 28 over the Red River between Pineville and Alexandria. LA 28 exits at Holloway Prairie Road and continues east. Shortly after intersecting with LA 115, LA 28 enters La Salle Parish. East of Walters, LA 28 enters Catahoula Parish. LA 28 terminates at US 84 between Jena and Jonesville.

Much of LA 28 is a four-lane divided highway with a 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) speed limit. East of Pineville, it is a two lane undivided road to the eastern end at US 84.

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Vernon Leesville 0.000–
0.090
0.000–
0.145
US 171 south / LA 8 west (North 5th Street, North 6th Street) – Leesville
US 171 north (Shreveport Highway) – Shreveport
Western terminus; west end of LA 8 concurrency; roundabout
0.401 0.645 LA 117 north / LA 1213 south (Kurthwood Road) – Kurthwood, Hagewood Southern terminus of LA 117; northern terminus of LA 1213
4.280 6.888 LA 184 west (Chaffee Road) – Fort Polk Eastern terminus of LA 184
5.285 8.505 LA 468 west (Slagle Road) Eastern terminus of LA 468
5.600 9.012 LA 8 east (Slagle Road) – Slagle East end of LA 8 concurrency
6.489 10.443 LA 469 (North Fort Road) – Fort Polk
12.888 20.741 LA 121 north – Slagle West end of LA 121 concurrency
12.982 20.893 LA 121 south – Hineston East end of LA 121 concurrency
22.757 36.624 LA 465 – Simpson, Sieper, Hineston
Rapides Gardner 35.590 57.277 LA 121 – Hot Wells, Boyce, Hineston
Alexandria 45.255 72.831 LA 1243 (McKeithen Drive) Northern terminus of LA 1243
45.427 73.108 LA 3054 (Vandenburg Drive) – England Airpark, Alexandria International Airport Southern terminus of LA 3054
48.352–
48.675
77.815–
78.335
US 71 south / US 165 south (MacArthur Drive)

LA 28 Bus. east (Monroe Street)
West end of US 71/US 165 concurrency; western terminus of LA 28 Bus.
48.883 78.670 LA 496 west (Bayou Rapides Road) Eastern terminus of LA 496
49.265 79.284 LA 498 west (England Drive) Eastern terminus of LA 498; access via frontage road
49.410–
50.079
79.518–
80.594
70
US 165 Bus. north / LA 1 (North Bolton Avenue) – Boyce, Marksville
West end of freeway; southern terminus of US 165 Bus.
50.163–
51.047
80.730–
82.152
71
86
US 71 north / US 165 north
I-49 north – Shreveport
East end of US 71/US 165 concurrency; west end of I-49 concurrency
51.073–
52.408
82.194–
84.343
85A To LA 1 / Elliott Street – Downtown Alexandria (eastbound)
M.L. King Drive – Downtown Alexandria (westbound)
51.727–
51.805
83.247–
83.372
85B Monroe Street / Medical Center Drive Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
51.825–
52.500
83.404–
84.491
84 I-49 south / US 167 south – Opelousas, Lafayette East end of I-49 concurrency; west end of US 167 concurrency
52.700–
52.780
84.812–
84.941

LA 1 / LA 28 Bus. west – Downtown Alexandria

To US 167 Bus. south (not signed)
Northern terminus of US 167 Bus.; eastern terminus of LA 28 Bus.; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
AlexandriaPineville line 52.811–
53.019
84.991–
85.326
Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over Red River
Pineville 53.069–
53.596
85.406–
86.254
LA 1250 (Shamrock Street) – Downtown Pineville Via LA 1250 Spur; southern terminus of LA 1250 Spur
54.008–
54.204
86.917–
87.233
LA 107 – Marksville
LA 1250 (Shamrock Street)
Northern terminus of LA 107; eastern terminus of LA 1250
54.741–
55.041
88.097–
88.580
US 167 north (Pineville Expressway) – Winnfield
LA 3100 west (Griffith Street) – Pineville
East end of freeway and US 167 concurrency; eastern terminus of LA 3100
55.945 90.035 LA 3144 west (Edgewood Drive) Eastern terminus of LA 3144
Libuse 59.921 96.434 LA 3128 Northern terminus of LA 3128
60.208 96.895 LA 1205 (Philadelphia Road) Western terminus of LA 1205
62.558 100.677 LA 116 west (Esler Field Road) – Esler Air Field, Camp Beauregard Eastern terminus of LA 116
Holloway 66.827 107.548 LA 1207 Western terminus of LA 1207
71.614–
71.711
115.252–
115.408
LA 115 south – Marksville Northern terminus of LA 115
La Salle 76.504–
76.591
123.121–
123.261
Bridge over Catahoula Lake Diversion Canal
Catahoula Archie 86.923–
86.968
139.889–
139.961
US 84 – Jonesville, Jena Eastern terminus; to Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business route[edit]


Louisiana Highway 28 Business
Location: Alexandria
Length: 2.941 mi[1] (4.733 km)
Existed: 2002–present

Louisiana Highway 28 Business (LA 28 Bus.) runs 2.94 miles (4.73 km) in a general east–west direction in the city of Alexandria. It travels along the former alignment of mainline LA 28, which has been moved onto I-49 through the downtown area.[2]

LA 28 Bus. travels along a series of undivided two-lane city streets. From the west, the route begins on Monroe Street from its intersection with MacArthur Drive. At Bolton Avenue (US 165 Bus./LA 1), LA 28 Bus. turns southeast and proceeds to an intersection with US 167 Bus. (Mason/Overton Streets). LA 28 Bus. turns northeast with US 167 Bus. and LA 1 and travels under I-49. It then transitions onto the frontage roads alongside the elevated mainline route of US 167/LA 28 (Pineville Expressway). Both business routes take the entrance ramps to rejoin the mainline routes, which proceed ahead across the Red River bridge.[2]

Major intersections
The entire highway is in Alexandria, Rapides Parish.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 71 / US 165 / LA 28 east (MacArthur Drive)
LA 28 west (Coliseum Boulevard) – Fort Polk, Leesville
Western terminus
1.361 2.190
US 165 Bus. south / LA 1 north (Bolton Avenue) – Shreveport
West end of US 165 Bus. and LA 1 concurrencies
1.732 2.787
US 165 Bus. north / LA 1208-3 (Jackson Street) to I-49
Northern terminus of LA 1208-3; east end of US 165 Bus. concurrency
2.099–
2.134
3.378–
3.434

US 167 Bus. south (Mason Street, Overton Street)
West end of US 167 Bus. concurrency; one-way pair
2.509–
2.523
4.038–
4.060
I-49 south / US 167 south – Opelousas, Lafayette Exit 84 on I-49; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
2.632–
2.941
4.236–
4.733
US 167 north / LA 28 east (Pineville Expressway)
LA 1 south (Casson Street, Foisy Street) – Marksville

US 167 Bus. (not signed)
Eastern terminus of LA 28 Bus.; northern terminus of US 167 Bus.; east end of US 167 Bus. and LA 1 concurrencies
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "La DOTD GIS Data". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. September 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Google (June 30, 2016). "Overview Map of LA 28 Business" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google