US 65 in Louisiana
According to Existingcountries, US 65 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms a north-south route through the north of the state, from Clayton through Tallulah to the Arkansas border. US 65 is 163 kilometers long in Louisiana.
US 65 begins at US 425 in Clayton, not far from Natchez. The route heads north on the west bank of the Mississippi River and is a single-lane road. The only larger town on the route is Tallulah, where it crosses Interstate 20. About 70 miles north follows the border with Arkansas. US 65 in Arkansas continues toward Little Rock.
US 65 was created in 1926 and at the time had its southern terminus at Vidalia, 10 kilometers south of its current terminus at Clayon. US 65 then ended at US 84. In 1945 the route was extended to New Orleans but shortened again in 1951 to Natchez, Mississippi. Since 2005, US 65 has had its current starting point in Clayton. Despite the fact that US 65 forms a route parallel to the Mississippi River, the road has almost never been upgraded, it is largely a two-lane road.
Every day, 2,400 vehicles drive north of Clayton and 2,300 vehicles south of Tallulah. The busiest point is between I-20 and Tallulah with 10,000 vehicles. There are 3,400 vehicles north of Tallulah.
US 80 in Louisiana
According to Anycountyprivateschools, US 80 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms an east-west route through the north of the state, from the Texas border through Shreveport, Minden, Ruston, Monroe, and Tallulah to the Mississippi border. US 80 is 214 miles long in Louisiana.
The Long-Allen Bridge over the Red River in Shreveport.
US 80 follows Interstate 20 for its entire length, often not much more than 3 to 5 kilometers away. US 80 runs both south and north of I-20. The route is mainly single-lane, only the part from Shreveport to Minden has been expanded with 4 lanes, as well as a part in Monroe. By far the largest city on the route is Shreveport, but Monroe is also of some importance.
US 80 was created in 1926 and was a transcontinental route at the time. In the years since, the start and end point has changed a number of times, but the Louisiana route has remained more or less the same.
US 80 crosses the Red River in Shreveport via the Long–Allen Bridge, opened in 1933. This bridge was built between 1931 and 1933 and opened to traffic in September 1933. It was the first road bridge over the Red River in Shreveport and replaced a ferry service. The bridge was mainly built for US 80, but US 79 also lifts on it. Before 1965, US 71 also ran over this bridge.
The stretch from Shreveport to Minden was widened to 2×2 lanes as early as the 1950s, before I-20 was built here. Because I-20 was soon built through northern Louisiana, further stretches of US 80 have not been widened to 2×2 lanes.
The Lea Joyner Bridge over the Ouachita River in Monroe opened to traffic in 1936. The bridge was renovated between 2007 and 2013.
On May 1, 1930, the Old Vicksburg Bridge opened over the Mississippi River on the Mississippi border. On February 14, 1973, the Vicksburg Bridge (I-20) opened to traffic. Until 1998, US 80 ran over the old bridge, until it was closed to vehicular traffic and US 80 was routed over the 1973 bridge. In the 1960s and 1970s, I-20 was built parallel to US 80, so that US 80 no longer has any through-going importance.
1,700 vehicles drive daily on the Texas border, rising to 15,000 vehicles on the passage through Shreveport. US 80 is not very busy for such a large city. Between Minden and Ruston, 1,700 to 2,400 vehicles and 4,000 vehicles drove to Monroe. In Monroe, the busiest point with 34,000 vehicles is on the bridge over the Ouachita River. East of Monroe usually 2,000 to 3,000 vehicles drive as far as Tallulah and 800 vehicles east of Tallulah.
US 84 in Louisiana
US 84 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms an east-west route through the north of the state, from the Texas border through Winnfield to the Louisiana border. US 84 is 161 kilometers long in Louisiana.
US 84 and 425 in Ferriday.
US 84 in Texas comes from Palestine and heads east through a less populated part of Louisiana. The route is not really of great importance, and only passes through two small towns, Mansfield and Winnfield. It crosses Interstate 49 and the Red River, as well as the Black River. At Vidalia follow the bridge over the Mississippi River. US 84 in Mississippi then continues to Natchez. US 84 is almost entirely single-lane in Louisiana, only the easternmost part is a divided highway with 2×2 lanes.
US 84 was created in 1926, but did not initially pass through Louisiana. That happened in 1934 when US 84 was extended a long way west from Dothan, Alabama to Texico, New Mexico.
In 1933, the Long–Allen Bridge over the Ouachita River in Jonesville opened to traffic. This was a swing bridge that was replaced in 2009 by a 2×2 lane bridge. In 1936, the bridge over the Sabine River on the Louisiana-Texas border opened at Logansport. This bridge was replaced in 2014-2017, with US 84 in Logansport being moved over a slightly more southerly route. The replacement opened to traffic on May 8, 2017. The Natchez–Vidalia Bridge over the Mississippi River consists of two bridges, the first of which was opened in 1940. In July 1988, the second bridge opened, providing 2×2 lanes of traffic.
US 84 has barely been upgraded, most of the route is a simple two-lane road. This is because it does not connect major cities, Winnfield is the largest town on the route with over 5,000 inhabitants.
Every day, 14,000 vehicles drive into Logansport on the Texas border and 7,500 vehicles drive as far as Mansfield. At I-49, 4,500 vehicles and 4,200 vehicles east of it crossed the Red River. The double-numbered section of US 71 has about 4,000 vehicles, and 3,200 vehicles drove west of Winnfield and 1,400 vehicles east of it. 5,400 vehicles drove around Jonesville and 21,000 on the four-lane section at Vidalia.