Louisiana Highway 31

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Louisiana Highway 31 marker

Louisiana Highway 31
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 54.6 mi[1] (87.9 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
South end: LA 182 in New Iberia
  I-49 in Opelousas
North end: LA 182 in Opelousas
Location
Parishes: Iberia, St. Martin, St. Landry
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 30 LA 33

Louisiana Highway 31 (LA 31) is a 54.6-mile-long (87.9 km) north–south state highway in Louisiana that serves Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Landry parishes, extending from LA 182 in New Iberia, and ending at the same highway in Opelousas.[2]

Route description[edit]

From the south, LA 31 begins at a junction with LA 182 in New Iberia. After a short distance, the route begins to travel along the west bank of Bayou Teche. LA 31 crosses from Iberia Parish into St. Martin Parish near a junction with LA 86. Passing through the historic town of St. Martinville, LA 31 briefly overlaps LA 96. Continuing northward, LA 31 makes a jog in the tiny community of Parks and follows a western bend in Bayou Teche. In the town of Breaux Bridge, LA 31 makes another jog and crosses LA 94. At the north end of town, the highway crosses but does intersect I-10, the main highway across southern Louisiana. Access to the interstate is instead provided by LA 328 on the opposite bank of Bayou Teche.

LA 31 continues to meander along several bends in the bayou, passing opposite Cecilia en route to Arnaudville. Here, the highway intersects the eastern terminus of LA 93, connecting with nearby I-49. Immediately afterward, LA 31 switches to the opposite bank of Bayou Teche and proceeds northwest to Leonville, where it intersects LA 103. A few miles later, LA 31 leaves the path of Bayou Teche and eventually comes to a T-intersection with LA 742. The highway turns due west, enters the city limits of Opelousas, and passes through a diamond interchange with I-49. LA 31 proceeds on Creswell Lane a short distance further to its junction with LA 182 a few blocks south of the downtown area.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Iberia New Iberia 0.0 0.0 LA 182 (West St. Peter Street, West Main Street) – Jeanerette, Lafayette Southern terminus; one-way couplet
0.6 0.97 LA 677 (North Landry Drive)
2.6 4.2 LA 86 – Loreauville, Lake Dauterive Northern terminus of LA 86
St. Martin Cinco 6.7 10.8 LA 92-1 (Smede Highway) – Cade
St. Martinville 8.6 13.8 LA 96 west (Port Street) – Broussard, Lafayette South end of LA 96 concurrency
8.7 14.0 LA 96 east (Bridge Street) North end of LA 96 concurrency
10.0 16.1 LA 353 (Cypress Island Highway) – Cypress Island Eastern terminus of LA 353
Parks 15.2 24.5 LA 350 (Bridge Street) Western terminus of LA 350
Ruth 19.0 30.6 LA 351 Western terminus of LA 351
Breaux Bridge 21.9 35.2 LA 336-1 east (East Bridge Street) to I-10 – Cecilia South end of LA 336-1 concurrency
22.0 35.4 LA 336-1 west (West Bridge Street) North end of LA 336-1 concurrency
22.6 36.4 LA 336-2 (East Refinery Street) Western terminus of LA 336-2
22.9 36.9 LA 94 (Mills Avenue) – Cecilia, Lafayette
27.4 44.1 LA 341 (DeClouet Highway) Southern terminus of LA 341
Cecilia 30.7 49.4 LA 355 (Cecilia Bridge Highway) – Cecilia Western terminus of LA 355
33.3 53.6 LA 354 (DeClouet Highway) Northern terminus of LA 354
Arnaudville 37.2 59.9 LA 93 (Courtableau Street) – Sunset Northern terminus of LA 93
St. Landry 37.3 60.0 LA 347 north (Fuselier Street) South end of LA 347 concurrency
37.4 60.2 Bridge over Bayou Teche
37.4 60.2 LA 347 south (Fuselier Street) North end of LA 347 concurrency
43.1 69.4 LA 741 – Krotz Springs, Baton Rouge Southern terminus of LA 741
Leonville 45.0 72.4 LA 103 – Port Barre Southern terminus of LA 103
45.1 72.6 Bridge over Bayou Teche
45.3 72.9 LA 347 / LA 3254 Northern terminus of LA 347; western terminus of LA 3254
52.3 84.2 LA 742 – Port Barre Western terminus of LA 742
Opelousas 53.7 86.4 I-49 / US 167 – Lafayette, Alexandria Exit 18 on I-49/US 167
54.6 87.9 LA 182 (South Union Street) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Google (August 7, 2015). "Overview Map of LA 31" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "LA State Highways - South-East Roads". [self-published source]