Louisiana Highway 8

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Louisiana Highway 8 marker

Louisiana Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 155.9 mi[1] (250.9 km)
Existed: 1955 renumbering – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 63 across the Sabine River
  US 171 in Leesville
LA 28 east of Leesville
I‑49 near Boyce
US 71 in Colfax
US 167 south of Dry Prong
US 165 in Pollock
US 84 in Jena
East end: US 425 / LA 15 in Sicily Island
Location
Parishes: Vernon, Rapides, Grant, La Salle, Catahoula
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 7 LA 9

Louisiana Highway 8 (LA 8) is a state highway in Louisiana. It spans 156 miles (251 km) beginning at the Louisiana/Texas state line west of Leesville and ending at an intersection with U.S. Route 425 and LA 15 in Sicily Island.

Route description[edit]

From the west State Highway 63 becomes LA 8 after crossing the Sabine River near Burr Ferry.[2] At the Burr's Ferry Bridge in Vernon Parish, LA 8 heads east, and merges with U.S. Highway 171 north in Leesville. In Leesville, U.S. 171/LA 8 continues north as a four lane, divided road through town. LA 8 breaks off from U.S. 171 at the northern city limits and joins and runs concurrent with LA 28 east, and continues northeastward as a four lane divided Highway. LA 28/LA 8 intersects with LA 468 (The old Slagle road) south just before LA 8 splits and heads northeast as a two lane road, Intersecting with LA 469, passing through Slagle, intersecting LA 121, the LA 465, and passing north of Simpson, before exiting Vernon Parish and entering northwestern Rapides Parish.

In Rapides Parish, LA 8 continues northeastward, passing north of Lake Rodemacher, and merges with I-49 for approximately a mile. LA 8 then splits from I-49 after approximately a mile and passes through Boyce and heads due north, crossing the Red River into Grant Parish. At Colfax, LA 8 turns eastward and intersects U.S. Highway 71, US 167, and US 165 in Pollock. LA 8 then turns northeastward and enters La Salle Parish.

In Jena, LA 8 merges with US 84 and turns to the southeast. After approximately 6 miles (9.7 km), LA 8 splits with US 84 and continues eastward into Catahoula Parish. In Catahoula Parish, LA 8 passes through Harrisonburg and Sicily Island, where it ends at an intersection with US 425 and LA 15.

Major junctions[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Vernon   0.0 0.0 SH 63 west – Burkeville, Jasper Texas state line
Burr Ferry 1.4 2.3 LA 111 south – Evans Western end of LA 111 concurrency
2.0 3.2 LA 111 north – South Toledo Bend State Park Eastern end of LA 111 concurrency
Caney 9.3 15.0 LA 464 south Northern terminus of LA 464
Leesville 18.4 29.6 US 171 south (South 6th Street) – Fort Polk, Lake Charles One-way pair; western end of LA 8 westbound / US 171 southbound concurrency
18.4 29.6 US 171 (North 5th Street) / East Texas Street One-way pair; western end of LA 8 eastbound / US 171 northbound concurrency
19.2 30.9 LA 1213 north (Kurthwood Road) Southern terminus of LA 1213; no direct access from westbound LA 8
19.7 31.7 US 171 north / LA 28 begins – Shreveport Roundabout; eastern end of US 171 concurrency; western end of LA 28 concurrency
20.0 32.2 LA 1213 south (Kurthwood Road) / LA 117 north – Kurthwood, Hagewood Northern terminus of LA 1213, southern terminus of LA 117; no access from LA 1213 north to LA 8 west and LA 117 south to LA 8 east
  23.9 38.5 LA 184 west – Fort Polk Eastern terminus of LA 184
  24.9 40.1 LA 468 west Eastern terminus of LA 468
  25.2 40.6 LA 28 east (Alexandria Highway) Eastern end of LA 28 concurrency
  26.3 42.3 LA 469 south Northern terminus of LA 469
Slagle 29.8 48.0 LA 121 east Western terminus of LA 121
Simpson 37.1 59.7 LA 465 west Western end of LA 465 concurrency
38.1 61.3 LA 465 east – Sieper Eastern end of LA 465 concurrency
Rapides Flatwoods 51.9 83.5 LA 119 north – Gorum, Derry Southern terminus of LA 119
Zimmerman 61.6 99.1 103 I‑49 north to LA 1 – Shreveport Western end of I-49 concurrency
  65.1 104.8 99 I‑49 south / LA 1200 south – Alexandria Eastern end of I-49 concurrency; western end of LA 1200 concurrency
  65.4 105.3 LA 1200 north to LA 1 – Boyce Western end of LA 1200 concurrency
Grant   73.1 117.6 LA 492 east Western terminus of LA 492
Colfax 76.6 123.3 LA 158 north (Eighth Street) Southern terminus of LA 158
  78.6 126.5 LA 3169 east
  78.9 127.0 US 71 north – Montgomery, Shreveport Western end of US 71 concurrency
  79.7 128.3 US 71 south / LA 3169 west – Alexandria Eastern end of US 71 concurrency; eastern terminus of LA 3169
  83.5 134.4 LA 123 east – Dry Prong Western terminus of LA 123
Bentley 91.0 146.5 US 167 – Winnfield, Alexandria
Pollock 96.3 155.0 US 165 north (Ridge Street) / Hill Street Western end of US 165 concurrency
96.9 155.9 US 165 south / Wills Road Eastern end of US 165 concurrency
  97.5 156.9 LA 366 west / Pollock Cemetery Road Eastern terminus of LA 366
La Salle   113.5 182.7 LA 774 east / Snyder Road Western terminus of LA 774
  115.4 185.7 LA 772 east Western terminus of LA 772
  116.1 186.8 LA 773 south Northern terminus of LA 773
Midway 117.5 189.1 LA 3104 north / Hatcher Road Southern terminus of LA 3104
Jena 118.8 191.2 LA 127 south (South First Street) Western end of LA 127 concurrency
119.0 191.5 US 84 west / LA 772 west (West Oak Street) / LA 127 north (North First Street) Eastern end of LA 127 concurrency; western end of US 84 / LA 772 concurrencies
119.9 193.0 LA 459 north (Aimwell Road) – Aimwell Southern terminus of LA 459
120.0 193.1 LA 772 east Eastern end of LA 772 concurrency
Whitehall 126.2 203.1 US 84 east / LA 460 west – Jonesville, Natchez Western end of US 84 concurrency; eastern terminus of LA 460
Catahoula   135.4 217.9 LA 126 west Western end of LA 126 concurrency
  136.0 218.9 LA 126 east Eastern end of LA 126 concurrency
Harrisonburg 143.8 231.4 LA 124 east – Jonesville Western end of LA 124 concurrency
144.2 232.1 LA 124 west (Bushley Street) Eastern end of LA 124 concurrency
  144.9 233.2 LA 922
Leland 152.1 244.8 LA 913 north Southern terminus of LA 913
  153.9 247.7 LA 914 west Eastern terminus of LA 914
  154.8 249.1 LA 916 north Southern terminus of LA 916
Sicily Island 155.5 250.3 LA 1017 south (Woodward Lane) Northern terminus of LA 1017
155.9 250.9 US 425 south / LA 15 south (Chisum Street) One-way pair
155.9 250.9 US 425 north / LA 15 north (Chisum Street) One-way pair
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spur route[edit]


Louisiana Highway 8
Location: Flatwoods
Length: 0.18 mi (0.29 km)

Louisiana Highway 8 Spur (LA 8 Spur) is a 0.18-mile (0.29 km) highway in Flatwoods, Louisiana. It runs from west to east. LA 8 Spur follows the original routing from I-49 to LA 1, connecting the two highways. It is unsigned for its entire route. It was created in 2002, to give numbering to the short section between LA 1 and I-49.

The entire highway is in Flatwoods, Rapides Parish.

mi km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I‑49 / LA 8
0.18 0.29 LA 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 8, 2014). "Louisiana Highway 8" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ LOUISIANA - Vernon Parish: National Register of Historic Places-Burr's Ferry Earthworks