U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana

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U.S. Highway 90 marker

U.S. Highway 90
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length297.6 mi.[1] (478.9 km)
Major junctions
West end I-10 / US 90 at Texas state line east of Orange, TX
East end US 90 at Mississippi state line west of Pearlington, MS
ParishesCalcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia, St. Mary, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 89LA 91

U.S. Highway 90 (US 90), one of the major east–west U.S. Highways in the Southern United States, runs through southern Louisiana for 297.6 miles (478.9 km), serving Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia, Morgan City, and New Orleans. Much of it west of Lafayette and east of New Orleans has been supplanted by Interstate 10 (I-10) for all but local traffic, but the section between Lafayette and New Orleans runs a good deal south of I-10.

The stretch between Lafayette and New Orleans is planned as a southern extension of I-49 and is signed as "future corridor I-49". This part of the highway is important to the offshore petroleum industry, as it connects the cities of Lafayette and New Orleans to the port cities along the coast. Most of US 90 from New Iberia to New Orleans that has not already been improved to Interstate grade, is mainly an expressway, excepting the towns traversed through, that can be easily upgraded to freeway standards. The freeway east of Morgan City, bypassing Houma to the north, was originally built as Louisiana Highway 3052 (LS 3052); US 90 was shifted to it from its former alignment (now LA 182) once it was completed.

US 90 replaced almost all of the Louisiana section of the San DiegoSt. Augustine running Old Spanish Trail. It was also designated Louisiana Highway 2 (LA 2) until the 1955 renumbering. A long section of the old road, from Lafayette to northeast of Raceland, is now LA 182.

Route description[edit]

State line to Lafayette[edit]

US 90 enters Louisiana at the Texas line over the Sabine River as part of I-10. Separating at exit 4 and running parallel on the north side of I-10 through Sulphur, before rejoining I-10 east of Westlake, crossing the Calcasieu River, and again splitting from I-10 at exit 31B (running on the south side of I-10) going through Lake Charles as Fruge, West 4th, then East 4th, before leaving town. In Iowa US 90 intersects with the southern terminus of US 165 continuing east through Lacassine, Welsh, Roanoke, Jennings, and Mermentau. East of Mermentau US 90 runs north of and parallel to a section of the Old Spanish Trail through Midland, Estherwood, and Crowley. In Crowley US 90 makes a north then east jog, bringing it close and parallel to I-10, passing through Rayne, Duson, Scott, and then into Lafayette.

Lafayette to Raceland[edit]

From Lafayette, US 90 traverses a south-by-southwest course to Patterson, where the highway takes a more easterly direction to New Orleans. The section east (south) of Broussard, beginning east of Captain Cade road[2] but west of LA 88, to just west of Patterson, has been improved to Interstate grade and completed in June 2011. These improvements include the completion of the overpasses at Coteau Road (LA 88), Jefferson Island Road (LA 675), Center street (LA 14), Avery Island road (LA 329), South Lewis Street (Parish Road 605), Weeks Island road (LA 83), Darnall Road (Parish Road 211), Patout Road (LA 85), and Canal Street (LA 671). This section ties into the already completed section that begins at LA 318 and terminates at East Main street (LA 182) just east of Calumet. West of Berwick US 90 is listed as Interstate grade with a 70-mile (110 km) per hour speed limit from (mile marker 174) to east of Raceland and an intersection with LA 1 (mile marker 215B), before reverting to a standard divided highway and continuing on a north/northeast direction to New Orleans.

New Orleans[edit]

US 90 enters Jefferson Parish, and after passing Avondale, heads north at an intersection with US 90 Business, called the Westbank Expressway, through Bridge City, and across the Mississippi River over the Huey P. Long Bridge. Crossing the river US 90, designated as S. Clearview Parkway, intersects with and runs east as the Jefferson Highway,[3] that was originally part of the "Interstate Trail" and the "Pine to Palm" highway, a 2,300-mile (3,700 km) north–south transcontinental U.S interstate highway running from New Orleans to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[4] The highway terminus was at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Common Street with a monument that was erected in 1916. The original highway was changed to follow US 90 and LA 48. After 1935 Jefferson became S. Claiborne Avenue at the Orleans Parish line and makes a sweeping south-to-north semicircle weaving through New Orleans. As the highway swings north it intersects and runs under an elevated I-10, where it turns northwest along Tulane Avenue. The highway soon turns northeast along South Broad Avenue—North Broad Avenue after the intersection with Canal Street—then runs into a pair of regular individual streets (i.e., not a street that has a median—or neutral ground in the vernacular of New Orleans—separating half of the lanes from the other half) that are from the old street grid and thus parallel at about 120 yards (110 m) from each other (named New Orleans Street & Allen Street) for about 14 mile (0.40 km), crossing I-610 in this tiny span, and finally turning right (east) onto Gentilly Boulevard (which has a median), which eventually becomes Chef Menteur Highway (a mainly straight highway that replaced what is now called Old Gentilly Road), then crossing I-510, and then a few miles later, loses the median and meanders (i.e., in a manner similar to the way that Old Gentily meanders) until first reaching the national southern terminus of U.S. 11, which leads to the Irish Bayou community, and then passing the Venetian Isles community (a subdivision in which homes have a canal in the backyard for easy access to the surrounding lakes), and finally becoming a two-lane highway at the bridge over the Chef Menteur Pass to go past the Lake Catherine community until reaching the bridge over the Rigolets, after which US 90 finally leaves the corporate limit of New Orleans, entering St. Tammany Parish.[5] The stretch in the Lake Catherine community is where Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car accident on her way to New Orleans from Mississippi.

In St. Tammany Parish, US 90 then enters Slidell. After exiting Slidell it heads east and crosses the Mississippi state line at a drawbridge at the Pearl River.

  • The Jefferson Highway was the first north/south transcontinental highway in America, the second interstate highway, after the Lincoln Highway that it intersects in Colo, Iowa, but was the first international interstate highway in the world.[6]

Interstates 49 and 910[edit]

The Business US 90 portion of the Pontchartrain Expressway is also designated as Interstate 910,[7] however it is not signed as such. This is a temporary designation that overlaps all freeway portions of Business US 90 (the Pontchartrain Expressway, Crescent City Connection, and Westbank Expressway). When Interstate 49 is completed from Lafayette to New Orleans, Business US 90/Interstate 910 will be resigned as Interstate 49.


The modern US 90 has its roots in an early 20th-century auto trail known as the Old Spanish Trail, which was designated as State Route 2 within Louisiana when the state first numbered its highway system in 1921. US 90 was applied to the route when the numbered U.S. Highway system was implemented in 1926. With minor exceptions, Route 2 generally remained co-signed with US 90 throughout the state until such overlapping between U.S. and state routes was eliminated in the 1955 Louisiana Highway renumbering. Prior to 1955, as US 90 was gradually relocated onto newer and improved alignments, Route 2 was often moved accordingly. Former alignments remaining in the state highway system were then designated as part of State Route 1092, with shorter pieces designated as Route 2-D, 2-E, and so on as needed.

  • In Calcasieu Parish, on the border with Orange, Texas, US 90 originally crossed the Sabine River eastward into East Orange, Louisiana, a town consisting primarily of gambling, showboats, and supper clubs. The bridge over the Sabine River was removed after US 90 had been rerouted northward in Orange onto Simmons Drive and Interstate 10.[8]
  • In Lake Charles, US 90 traveled from Westlake down present-day Mike Hooks Road to cross the Calcasieu River on a bridge built in 1916. The road then traveled along Shell Beach and Lakeshore Drive to continue eastward on Broad Street. This alignment changed with the completion of the Lake Charles I-10 Bridge in 1952.
  • In St. Charles Parish and Lafourche Parish, US 90 traveled down present-day LA 631, crossing the swing bridge still used by local traffic in Des Allemands.
  • In Lafourche Parish, the old US 90 (now LA 182) splits off from the current US 90/Future I-49 just northeast of Raceland. Further southwest it enters Raceland, intersecting with LA 308, then immediately afterwards crosses Bayou Lafourche over a lift bridge. The route then goes to the right, through the middle of Raceland coaligned with LA 1 for a few thousand feet. It then takes a turn to the southwest as Willow Street or Old Houma Road, interchanging with US 90/Future I-49. Just south of this interchange, it travels as a four-lane highway until the junction with Prospect Blvd./LA 3087. Old Highway 90/LA 182 then heads to Bayou Blue and on to downtown Houma as a major two-lane highway. LA 653 was US 90's original route but was supplanted in the 1950s by its current route, what is now LA 182, and most of this original road has been abandoned.
  • Jefferson Parish:
    • 1926–1928: The original alignment of US 90 generally followed today's LA 18 through Jefferson Parish and crossed the Mississippi River into Orleans Parish (city of New Orleans) via the Jackson Avenue Ferry at Gretna. The exact routing was as follows:
      • LA 18 (River Road) from the St. Charles Parish line eastbound to Avondale.
      • The original road through the Avondale shipyards continued straight along the river levee and no longer exists.
      • LA 541 (continuation of River Road) and Bridge City Avenue through Bridge City.
      • LA 18 (Seven Oaks Boulevard, formerly Bridge City Avenue) to Westwego.
      • LA 541 (River Road), Sala Avenue, and LA 18 (Fourth Street) through Westwego.
      • LA 18 (Fourth Street, Barataria Boulevard, and continuation of Fourth Street) to Gretna.
      • Huey P. Long Avenue to the Gretna Ferry landing.
    • 1928–1930: US 90 was re-routed over the Walnut Street Ferry in September 1928, shortening the route in Jefferson Parish to the former ferry landing at River Road and Sala Avenue in Westwego.
    • 1930–1937: US 90 was restored to its original route through Jefferson Parish in May 1930, after widening and resurfacing of the Westwego-Gretna section was completed in April.
    • 1937–1941: The Huey P. Long Bridge was opened in December 1935. US 90 was re-routed over the bridge, following Jefferson Highway into Orleans Parish, after widening of that thoroughfare to four lanes was completed in 1937. (LA 2 remained on the old alignment until the 1955 renumbering of Louisiana highways.)
    • 1941–present: The current alignment (the "Boutte Cutoff") west of the Huey P. Long Bridge was opened in April 1941, bypassing the winding river road. This alignment was widened to four lanes in 1953.
  • Orleans Parish (west of Peoples Avenue):
    • 1926–1928: US 90 originally followed this route through New Orleans, starting from the Jackson Avenue Ferry landing:
      • Jackson Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue to downtown New Orleans.
      • Canal Street, North Broad Avenue, Bruxelles Street, and Gentilly Boulevard to Peoples Avenue.
      • The above route, though signed in the field, had several problems that were mostly alleviated by a re-routing in 1928:
        • The New Basin Canal bridge on South Claiborne Avenue had been closed in 1923 due to safety concerns. A temporary bridge was opened in July 1928, but it was a traffic bottleneck.
        • Bruxelles Street became a one-way street in 1926, forcing westbound traffic to follow the unpaved Paris and St. Bernard Avenues from Gentilly to Broad.
        • Jackson Avenue was also unpaved beyond St. Charles Avenue and did not connect directly to South Claiborne Avenue westbound.
        • The Jackson Avenue Ferry service was considered to be inferior to that of the Walnut Street Ferry which the Old Spanish Trail had followed for years.
    • 1928–1930: The route of US 90 was revised above Canal Street in September 1928, utilizing a better ferry and avoiding the New Basin Canal bridge and railroad crossings on South Claiborne Avenue. From the Walnut Street Ferry landing, the revised route was as follows:
      • Walnut Street, St. Charles Avenue to Lee Circle, Howard Avenue, and Camp Street to Canal Street.
      • Because of one-way streets, westbound traffic followed Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and Audubon Street to the Walnut Street Ferry landing.
    • 1930–1931: In spite of protests, US 90 was routed back over the Jackson Avenue Ferry in May 1930, following Jackson Avenue, St. Charles Avenue, Washington Avenue, and South Claiborne Avenue to Canal Street.
    • 1931–1937: After Jackson Avenue was paved between St. Charles Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue in October 1931, the Washington Avenue detour was eliminated. Paving of Paris and St. Bernard Avenues was completed in March 1932, but eastbound traffic still followed Bruxelles Street.
    • 1937–1939: After being re-routed over the Huey P. Long Bridge, US 90 now entered Orleans Parish on South Claiborne Avenue, following South Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street to North Broad Avenue.
    • 1939–1946: US 90 shortly began to follow South Claiborne Avenue directly to Canal Street.
    • 1946–1956: The Bruxelles Street link was finally eliminated. Eastbound traffic now followed St. Bernard and Paris Avenues from Broad to Gentilly. Westbound traffic followed St. Bernard Avenue only.
    • 1956–1975: US 90 was re-routed over the North Broad Avenue extension and railroad underpass that had been opened in April 1952. Eastbound traffic was fed onto Allen Street to Gentilly Boulevard. Westbound traffic followed New Orleans Street from Gentilly Boulevard onto North Broad Avenue.
    • 1975–present: The final change in routing was the substitution of Tulane Avenue for Canal Street around 1975.
  • Orleans Parish (east of Peoples Avenue):
    • 1926–1929: Continuing from the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Peoples Avenue, the original route of US 90 through eastern New Orleans was as follows:
      • Old Gentilly Road to the Industrial Canal. US 90 crossed the canal over the L&N Railroad bridge (also known as the Almonaster Avenue Bridge), a combination railroad/vehicular bridge opened in 1919 now closed to vehicular traffic. The bridge was originally connected to Old Gentilly Road via two sharp right-angle turns on either side.
      • Continuation of Old Gentilly Road to Michoud.
      • US 90 remains on its original alignment (Chef Menteur Highway) from Michoud to a point two miles west of the Chef Menteur Bridge, where the original road continued to the left along Bayou Sauvage. Portions of this road still exist as Old Chef Menteur Road and Fort Macomb Road.
      • US 90 crossed the Chef Menteur Pass by ferry, then continued along the current alignment toward the Rigolets. About a third of the way to the Rigolets, a curve on the south side of the road has been bypassed.
      • At the approach to the Rigolets Bridge, US 90 continued straight ahead on a road which no longer exists to the site of the Rigolets Ferry to St. Tammany Parish.
    • 1929–1930: The Chef Menteur Bridge was opened in September 1929, replacing the ferry service.
    • 1930–1932: The Rigolets Bridge (with new approach road) was opened in June 1930, followed shortly by the first section of Chef Menteur Highway between Downman Road and Lee Station. The route was now:
      • Old Gentilly Road to the Industrial Canal, with the dangerous bridge approaches smoothed out. The eastern approach now fed traffic onto the new Chef Menteur Highway.
      • Current US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) to Lee Station, curving back onto Old Gentilly Road just east of present-day Crowder Boulevard.
      • Old Gentilly Road to Michoud.
      • Current US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) and old approach (described above) to Chef Menteur Pass.
      • Current US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) across Chef Menteur and Rigolets bridges to St. Tammany Parish.
    • 1932–1934: The Peoples Avenue-Downman Road section of Chef Menteur Highway, including a new bridge over the Industrial Canal, was opened in 1932. The original Danziger Bridge existed on the north side of the current bridge.
    • 1934–1942: The permanent approach road to the Chef Menteur Bridge was finally opened, eliminating the road along Bayou Sauvage with right-angle turn onto the bridge.
    • 1942–present: The "Michoud Cutoff," the section of Chef Menteur Highway from Lee Station to Michoud, was opened in May 1942, completing the current alignment.
  • In St. Tammany Parish, US 90 originally took a much longer route toward Mississippi. After crossing the Rigolets, US 90 travelled along LA 433 (Old Spanish Trail) to Slidell, then US 11 (Front Street) to Pearl River, continuing onto LA 3081 (Main Street). The bridge across the West Pearl River no longer exists. The route continued onto Old US 11, crossing the site of current US 11/I-59. Old US 11 continues through the Pearl River State Wildlife Management Area to the Mississippi state line, where a bridge once crossed the Pearl River. This out-of-the-way alignment was bypassed around 1930 when the current alignment to Pearlington was constructed. US 11 was subsequently routed onto it.


In Louisiana, current plans call for parts of US 90 to be upgraded to Interstate Highway standards from Lafayette to just west of New Orleans and designated I-49. The stretch of US 90 to be upgraded to I-49 stretches from the West Bank Expressway (US 90 Business near Westwego) to just north of downtown Lafayette, where US 90 splits from US 167 (the two highways converge in downtown Lafayette). The stretch of US 167 from US 90 to I-10 will also be upgraded and included as part of I-49. As of March 2008, due to a $1 billion surplus in the Louisiana state budget, the legislature approved a bill which proposed capacity improvements on US 90 in the Lafayette area. US 167/US 90 is currently six-lanes from I-10 in Lafayette to LA 182 and LA 96 in Broussard.

Major intersections[edit]

Sabine River0.0–
I-10 / US 90 west – BeaumontContinuation in Texas
Bridge over Sabine River
Calcasieu0.60.971Sabine River TurnaroundEastbound entrance and westbound exit
4 I-10 east – Lake CharlesEastern end of I-10 concurrency
4.87.7 LA 109 north – Starks
LA 3112 west
Southern terminus of LA 109; eastern terminus of LA 3112
Vinton8.413.5 LA 3063 (West Street) to I-10
Sulphur22.836.7 LA 27 (Beglis Parkway) – DeQuincy, Cameron
24.940.1 LA 108 south (North Cities Service Highway) to I-10Northeastern terminus of LA 108
27.944.926 I-10 west – BeaumontWestern end of I-10 concurrency; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
27 LA 378 (Sampson Street) – WestlakeSouthwestern terminus of LA 378
WestlakeLake Charles line28.9–
Bridge over Calcasieu River
Lake Charles30.448.929 LA 1262 – Downtown AreaEastbound exit and westbound entrance
31.049.930A LA 1262 (Lakeshore Drive)Northern terminus of LA 1262; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
30BRyan Street – Downtown AreaEastbound entrance and westbound exit
US 90 Bus. east (Enterprise Boulevard)
Western terminus of US 90 Bus.
31B I-10 east – LafayetteEastern end of I-10 concurrency
33.654.1 US 171 north / LA 14 south (Martin Luther King Highway) – Cameron, DeRidderSouthern terminus of US 171; western terminus of LA 14
US 90 Bus. west (Pamco Road)
Eastern terminus of US 90 Bus.
34.555.5 I-210 east – LafayetteExit 11 on I-210; eastbound entrance and exit (westbound via US 90 Bus.)
36.759.1 LA 397 (East Ward Line Road) to I-10 – Creole, Cameron
37.660.5 LA 3256 (Manchester Road) – ChloeWestern terminus of LA 3256
Iowa43.570.0 LA 383 north (South Thompson Avenue)Southern terminus of LA 383
44.471.5 US 165 north to I-10 – Kinder, AlexandriaSouthern terminus of US 165
Jefferson DavisLacassine48.678.2 LA 101 – Hayes
51.783.2 LA 1131Northern terminus of LA 1131
Welsh55.088.5 LA 99 north (South Adams Street) – Pine IslandWestern end of LA 99 concurrency
55.389.0 LA 99 south (South Simmons Street) – Thornwell, Lake ArthurEastern end of LA 99 concurrency
57.893.0 LA 382 – ThornwellNorthern terminus of LA 382
Roanoke59.595.8 LA 395 north – EltonSouthern terminus of LA 395
Jennings64.5103.8 LA 26 north (Elton Road) to I-10 – Elton
LA 26 south (North Lake Arthur Avenue) – Lake Arthur
65.0104.6 LA 97 / LA 102 north (North Cutting Avenue) to I-10 – Evangeline, LafayetteWestern end of LA 102 concurrency; southern terminus of LA 97
65.9106.1 LA 102 south (South Cutting Avenue)
LA 3055 west (East Railroad Avenue) – Lake Arthur
Eastern end of LA 102 concurrency; eastern terminus of LA 3055
68.6110.4 LA 1126Eastern terminus of LA 1126
Jefferson DavisAcadia
parish line
Mermentau70.4113.3Bridge over Mermentau River
Acadia71.7115.4 LA 92 south (Mermentau Cove Road)Northwestern terminus of LA 92
Midland75.8122.0 LA 91 south (South Crocker Street) – Morse, GueydanWestern end of LA 91 concurrency
Estherwood77.9125.4 LA 91 north (North Canal Street) – IotaEastern end of LA 91 concurrency
78.1125.7 LA 1124 south (South Leblanc Road) – Morse, Kaplan
Crowley84.1135.3 LA 13 north (North Parkerson Avenue) – EuniceWestern end of LA 13 concurrency
84.6136.2 LA 13 south (North Eastern Avenue) – Kaplan

LA 13 Truck begins
Eastern end of LA 13 concurrency; western end of LA 13 Truck concurrency; southern terminus of LA 13 Truck
LA 13 Truck / LA 1111 Spur north (Tower Road) to I-10 – Eunice
Eastern end of LA 13 Truck concurrency; southwestern terminus of LA 1111 Spur
LA 1111 Spur (Odd Fellows Road) to I-10 – Eunice
Northeastern terminus of LA 1111 Spur
Rayne91.4147.1 LA 35 south (Abbeville Highway) – Kaplan, AbbevilleWestern end of LA 35 concurrency
92.0148.1 LA 35 north (North Adams Avenue) to I-10 – OpelousasEastern end of LA 35 concurrency
parish line
Duson95.5153.7 LA 719 (South Riceland Road)Northern terminus of LA 719
Lafayette96.5155.3 LA 95 north (Austria Road) to I-10 – Church PointSouthern terminus of LA 95
97.5156.9 LA 343 (South Richfield Road) – Ridge, Maurice
Sadou99.5160.1 LA 724 (South Fieldspan Road) – Judice
Scott101.7163.7 LA 93 north (Apollo Road) – Cankton, SunsetWestern end of LA 93 concurrency
102.9165.6 LA 93 south (Westgate Road) – Maurice, AbbevilleEastern end of LA 93 concurrency
Lafayette104.4168.0 LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway) to I-10
105.0169.0 LA 3025 (North Bertrand Drive)Northern terminus of LA 3025
US 90 Bus. east / LA 182 (North University Avenue) to I-10 / I-49 – Opelousas
Western terminus of US 90 Bus.
107.4172.8 US 167 north (NW/NE Evangeline Thruway) to I-10 / I-49 – OpelousasWestern end of US 167 concurrency
107.7173.3 LA 176 (Jefferson Boulevard)Southern terminus of LA 176
108.0173.8 US 167 south (Johnston Street) – Abbeville
LA 94 (Louisiana Avenue) – Breaux Bridge
Eastern end of US 167 concurrency; western terminus of LA 94
US 90 Bus. west (East Pinhook Road)
Eastern terminus of US 90 Bus.
109.4176.1 LA 729 (General Mouton Avenue)Southeastern terminus of LA 729
110.1177.2 LA 728-2Southern terminus of LA 728-2
112.2180.6 LA 89-1 south (Southpark Road) – YoungsvilleNorthern terminus of LA 89-1
Broussard113.1182.0 LA 731 (West 2nd Street)Northern terminus of LA 731
115A LA 182 (East Main Street) to LA 96 – Cade, St. MartinvilleSigned as Exit 115 A-B eastbound
116.9188.1117 LA 3073 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Corne Road)Signed eastbound; at-grade intersection
118.0189.9 LA 92-1 west (Young Street) – YoungsvilleWestern end of LA 92-1 concurrency
St. Martin118.5190.7 LA 92-1 east (Smede Highway) – Cade, St. MartinvilleEastern end of LA 92-1 concurrency
Iberia120.6194.1Western end of freeway
122 LA 88To Acadiana Regional Airport
126 LA 675 (Jefferson Island Road)Western terminus of LA 675
New Iberia127.8–
128A LA 14 (Center Street) – Avery Island, AbbevilleTo Palmetto Island State Park and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
129.0207.6128B LA 329 (Avery Island Road) – New Iberia, Avery IslandEastbound entrance and westbound exit
129 PR 605 (South Lewis Street) – Port of Iberia
130 LA 83 (Weeks Island Road)
134 PR 211 (Darnall Road)To Cypremort Point State Park and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
137 LA 85 – Jeanerette, Patoutville
141 LA 668 (Canal Street) – Jeanerette
St. Mary144.0231.7144 LA 318 – Sorrel, Weeks Island
148 LA 83 – Baldwin, Louisa
152 LA 3211 north – FranklinSouthern terminus of LA 3211
158 LA 3215 – Garden City, FranklinSouthern terminus of LA 3215
Bayou Sale159.0–
159 LA 317 – Centerville, Burns Point
Ricohoc163.4263.0 LA 182 west (East Main Street)Eastern end of freeway; western end of LA 182 concurrency
Bridge over Wax Lake Outlet
Calumet164.8265.2 LA 182 eastEastern end of LA 182 concurrency
173 LA 182 – BerwickInterchange; western end of freeway
BerwickMorgan City line173.6–
Bridge over Lower Atchafalaya River / Berwick Bay
Morgan City174.7281.2174Federal AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance
US 90 Bus. / LA 182 east
LA 70 (9th Street)
LA 182 west (Brashear Avenue) – Morgan City
Western terminus of US 90 Bus. and LA 70
176Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
181 PR 4 (Lake Palourde Bypass Road) – Amelia
St. MaryAssumption
parish line
Bridge over Bayou Boeuf
182 LA 662 – Boeuf

US 90 Bus. west
Eastern terminus of US 90 Bus.
185 LA 662 to LA 182
189 LA 20 – Gibson
194 LA 20 – Chacahoula, Thibodaux
200 LA 311
202 LA 24 – Thibodaux, Houma
parish line
204 LA 316 (Bayou Blue Road) – Gray, Bayou Blue
210 LA 182 – Raceland, Houma
215A LA 1 – Raceland, LockportSigned as exit 215 eastbound
215.7347.1215B LA 308 – RacelandEastern end of freeway; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
LA 182 – RacelandSoutheastern terminus of LA 182
225.3362.6 LA 631Western terminus of LA 631
LafourcheSt. Charles
parish line
Des Allemands225.4–
Bridge over Bayou Des Allemands
St. Charles226.4364.4 LA 632 (Levee Road, WPA Road)

LA 631 Spur (Old US 90) – Des Allemands Business District
Eastern terminus of LA 631 Spur (signed as LA 631)
228.8368.2 LA 635Eastern terminus of LA 635
Paradis230.3370.6 LA 306 – Bayou Gauche
I-310 / LA 3127 north – Donaldsonville, New OrleansSouthern terminus of I-310 and LA 3127
234.0376.6 LA 52 (Paul Maillard Road) – Luling
LA 633 (Magnolia Ridge Road)
Southern terminus of LA 52; northern terminus of LA 633
Luling236.7380.9 LA 3060 (Barton Avenue)Southern terminus of LA 3060

US 90 Bus. east (West Bank Expressway) – Gretna
Interchange; western terminus of US 90 Bus.
247.5398.3 LA 18 west (River Road) – AvondaleWestern end of LA 18 concurrency
Bridge City248.3399.6 LA 18 east (Seven Oaks Boulevard) – Bridge City, WestwegoInterchange; eastern end of LA 18 concurrency
Huey P. Long Bridge over Mississippi River
Elmwood250.3402.8 LA 48 west (Jefferson Highway)
LA 3152 north (South Clearview Parkway)
Interchange; eastern terminus of LA 48; southern terminus of LA 3152
Jefferson251.6404.9 LA 611-3 (Shrewsbury Road)Northern terminus of LA 611-3
251.9405.4 LA 3046 north (Causeway Boulevard)Partial interchange; southern terminus of LA 3046
252.4406.2 To LA 3139 south (Earhart Expressway) via Deckbar Avenue
OrleansNew Orleans257.2–
I-10 – Slidell, Baton RougeExit 234A,C on I-10; indirect access from westbound I-10 to eastbound US 90

US 90 Bus. west – Mississippi River Bridge
Exit 13A–B on US 90 Bus.; indirect access from eastbound US 90
Poydras Street – SuperdomeEastbound exit and westbound entrance
258.8416.5 US 61 north (Tulane Avenue)Southern terminus of US 61
261.3420.5 I-610 east – SlidellExit 2B on I-610; eastbound entrance and westbound exit
262.0421.6 LA 3021 south (Elysian Fields Avenue)Northern terminus of LA 3021
France RoadInterchange
Danziger Bridge over Industrial Canal
264.5425.7 To I-10 west – Baton Rouge via Downman RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-10 – Baton Rouge, SlidellExit 240B on I-10
I-510 / LA 47 (Paris Road) – Slidell, ChalmetteExit 2 on I-510
275.5443.4 US 11 north to I-10 – Irish BayouSouthern terminus of US 11
Bridge over Chef Menteur Pass
OrleansSt. Tammany
parish line
Bridge over the Rigolets
St. Tammany289.3465.6 LA 433 north (Old Spanish Trail) to I-10Southern terminus of LA 433
293.7472.7 US 190 west to I-10 – SlidellEastern terminus of US 190
Pearl River294.2–
Five bridges over Pearl River system
US 90 east – Bay St. LouisContinuation into Mississippi
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]


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  2. ^ AOL (July 8, 2011). "U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana" (Map). Mapquest. AOL. Retrieved July 8, 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ Henry, Lyell (Summer 2008). "Following in Lincoln's Wake: The Jefferson Highway" (PDF). The Lincoln Highway Forum. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 3, 2011.
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  5. ^ AOL. "New Orleans" (Map). Mapquest. AOL.[dead link]
  6. ^ Jeff Hwy (n.d.). "History of the Jefferson Highway (Pine to Palm Highway)". Jefferson Highway: North America's First Transcontinental International Highway. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2011.[self-published source]
  7. ^ Kurumi (n.d.). "I-910 (not signed as interstate) Louisiana". Kurumi.com.[self-published source]
  8. ^ Jackson, Ron (2005). "Historic US 90: Abandoned Road to East Orange, Louisiana". TexasFreeway.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010.[self-published source]

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

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