Veterans Memorial Boulevard

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Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Length9.9 mi (15.9 km)
LocationMetairie, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
West endBelleview Boulevard in Kenner
LA 49 in New Orleans

LA 3019

East endPontchartrain Boulevard

Veterans Memorial Boulevard, formerly Veterans Highway (locally referred to as Vets or Veterans), is a 6-lane thoroughfare in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, running west-east mostly parallel to Interstate 10. The western terminus is at Belleview Boulevard in Kenner just north of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and just east of the St. Charles Parish line. Veterans then proceeds in an easterly direction across the Jefferson Parish communities of Kenner and Metairie before crossing the 17th Street Canal into New Orleans and terminating at West End Boulevard approximately 1/2 mile east of the Orleans Parish line.

Veterans is primarily a commercial corridor lined with malls such as Lakeside Shopping Center and Clearview Mall, strip shopping centers and car dealers. During Carnival season, several Mardi Gras parades roll along portions of Veterans as they wind through the streets of Metairie.

Veterans Memorial Boulevard is dedicated to the memory of all veterans.