Louisiana Highway 56
|Little Caillou Road|
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||25.6 mi (41.2 km)|
|Existed:||1955 renumbering – present|
|South end:||Dead end in Cocodrie|
LA 57 north of Cocodrie
|North end:||LA 24 in Houma|
Louisiana Highway 56 is a state highway that serves Terrebonne Parish. It spans 25.6 miles (41.2 km) in a south to north direction along Bayou Petit Caillou, connecting Cocodrie and Houma. It is known locally as Little Caillou Road.
From the south, LA 56 begins at a dead end in Cocodrie on the west bank of Bayou Petit Caillou. It proceeds north toward Chauvin and intersects LA 57, which parallels LA 56 to Houma. North of Chauvin, LA 56 intersects LA 58 which connects with LA 55 in Montegut just to the east on Bayou Terrebonne. LA 56 reaches its northern terminus at LA 24 in the southeastern corner of Houma, near the Houma-Terrebonne Airport. LA 24 continues northward through Houma and eastward across Bayou Terrebonne toward Larose.
LA 56 serves as the only road for residents of Chauvin to reach Houma, the parish seat of Terrebonne. It is an undivided, two-lane highway for its entire length.
The entire highway is in Terrebonne Parish.
|Cocodrie||0.0||0.0||Dead end west of Bay Cocodrie||Southern terminus|
|||4.7||7.6||LA 57 (Bayou Sale Road) – Dulac, Houma||Southern terminus of LA 57|
|||6.4||10.3||Bridge over Robinson Canal|
|||10.5||16.9||Bridge over Boudreaux Canal|
|Chauvin northern limit||17.8||28.6||LA 58 (Sarah Road) – Montegut||Western terminus of LA 58|
|Houma eastern limit||25.6||41.2||LA 24 – Bourg-Montegut, Houma||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi