Louisiana Highway 56

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Louisiana Highway 56 marker

Louisiana Highway 56
Little Caillou Road
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 25.6 mi[1] (41.2 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
South end: Dead end in Cocodrie

LA 57 north of Cocodrie

LA 58 west of Montegut
North end: LA 24 in Houma
Parishes: Terrebonne
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 55 LA 57

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.[1] It is known locally as Little Caillou Road.

Route description[edit]

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.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Terrebonne Parish.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
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 24Bourg-Montegut, Houma Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Microsoft; Nokia (November 9, 2012). "Map of LA 56" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata