US 371 in Louisiana
According to Watchtutorials, US 371 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms a north-south route in the northwest of the state, from Evelyon through Minden to the border with Arkansas. US 371 is 138 kilometers long in Louisiana.
US 371 at Coushatta.
De US 371 begint bij het dorpje Evelyn op de Interstate 49 en steekt bij Coushatta de Red River over, waarna de weg noordwaarts naar Minden loopt en daar de Interstate 20 kruist. Noordelijker voert de weg naar Springhill, waarna de grens met Arkansas volgt. De US 371 in Arkansas gaat verder richting Hope. De US 371 is in Louisiana geheel enkelbaans.
De US 371 werd pas in 1994 gecreëerd en ingepast binnen het bestaande US Highwaynetwerk. De route is niet erg belangrijk voor doorgaand verkeer.
Every day, 2,200 vehicles drive between I-49 and Coushatta and 2,700 vehicles north of it. There were 5,100 vehicles south of Minden and 5,500 vehicles north. 6,400 vehicles cross the Arkansas border daily.
US 425 in Louisiana
US 425 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms a north-south route in the northeast of the state, from Natchez in Mississippi through Winnsboro to the Arkansas border. US 425 is 196 kilometers long in Louisiana.
US 84 and 425 in Ferriday.
US 425 begins just over the border in Natchez, Mississippi on US 61. US 425 is a 2×2 divided highway and crosses the Mississippi River in Louisiana before turning north and passing through Winnsboro to Rayville, where it crosses Interstate 20. Further north, US 425 heads west briefly and then north again to the Arkansas border. Nearly all of US 425 south of I-20 is a divided highway with 2×2 lanes.
According to Citypopulationreview, US 425 was added to the US Highway network in 1989. The route then ended in Bastrop and ran only about 30 miles into Louisiana. In 2005, the route was extended south to Natchez.
Every day, 23,000 vehicles cross the bridge over the Mississippi River and 8,900 vehicles north of Ferriday. The intensities then drop to about 4,000 vehicles south of Winnsboro and 11,000 vehicles north of it. At I-20, 13,000 vehicles and 3,000 vehicles drive north of Rayville. The double-numbered section with US 165 east of Bastrop has 15,000 vehicles and 1,300 vehicles near the Arkansas border.
US 71 in Louisiana
US 71 is a US Highway in the US state of Louisiana. The road forms a north-south route in the center and west of the state, from Krotz Springs through Alexandria and Shreveport to the Arkansas border. US 71 is 372 kilometers long in Louisiana.
US 71 begins at Krotz Springs on US 190. The road runs parallel to Interstate 49 and the Red River. The route usually leads east of I-49, except in Alexandria where the route runs just west of I-49. The route is predominantly single-lane, only 4-lane sections have been constructed in Alexandria and Shreveport. In Shreveport one crosses Interstate 20. US 71 passes through flat and wooded areas. Other than Alexandria and Shreveport, there are no other major towns on the route. US 71 in Arkansas continues to Texarkana.
US 71 was created in 1926. The starting point at the time was Port Allen on the Mississippi River, opposite the capital Baton Rouge. In 1941 the route was extended to Baton Rouge and shortened to Krotz Springs in 1951. It was the main north-south route in central Louisiana until the 1990s, connecting the south of the state and Shreveport. Between 1984 and 1996, Interstate 49 was built parallel to US 71, eliminating the throughput of US 71. In 2013-2014, I-49 opened parallel to US 71 north of Shreveport.
Despite the fact that US 71 was a through connection for a long time, almost no section has been widened to four lanes outside the urban areas. Between Alexandria and Shreveport, in addition to US 71, traffic also had the choice of taking LA-1, US 71 runs east of the Red River, while LA-1 runs west of the Red River.
In the city of Alexandria, US 71 takes the western ring road, which has 2×2 lanes of frontage roads, and hitches a stretch on the freeway of US 167 north of Alexandria.
The Western Beltway, also known as MacArthur Drive, was built to quickly move troops around Alexandria, and was constructed with 4×2 lanes during World War II between 1942 and 1944. During the Second World War, only military vehicles were allowed to use the central 2×2 lanes, and civil traffic had to use the parallel roads. However, it was not a freeway at the time. The grade-separated intersection at Jackson Street was constructed in the early 1970s.
The bridge over the Red River on the north side of Alexandria opened to traffic in 1936. This was a truss bridge and was called the OK Allen Bridge. A new 2×2 lane bridge was built between 2011 and 2016. The first span opened on March 17, 2015, and the second on May 24, 2016. On September 26, 2015, the old half-timbered bridge was demolished with explosives. The new bridge is called the Curtis-Coleman Memorial Bridge. The construction of the new bridge also widened 3 kilometers from US 71 to 2×2 lanes, between I-49 and US 165.
North of Alexandria, US 71 runs for about 3 miles on a freeway also formed by US 167, between Tioga and Timber Trails. The connection at Tioga was for some time the terminus of the highway from Alexandria, which was probably built in the early 1970s. This was probably extended in the 1980s to the split with US 167 at Timber Trails.
US 71 originally crossed the Red River at 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 built primarily for US 80, but US 71 also hitched a ride on it. When the bridge of Interstate 20 was inaugurated in 1965 , US 71 was led over this bridge.
Every day 1,400 vehicles run between Krotz Springs and Bunkie and 5,700 vehicles between Bunkie and Alexandria. There are 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles in Alexandria. There are 11,000 vehicles north of Alexandria, dropping to 1,800 vehicles halfway between Alexandria and Shreveport. In Shreveport, 27,000 vehicles and 5,700 to 7,000 vehicles continued to the Arkansas border.