Airline Highway

Airline Highway is a divided highway in the U.S. state of Louisiana, built in stages between 1925 and 1953 to bypass the older Jefferson Highway. It carries U.S. Highway 61 from New Orleans northwest to Baton Rouge, and U.S. Highway 190 from Baton Rouge west over the Mississippi River on the Huey P. Long Bridge. US 190 continues west towards Opelousas on an extension built at roughly the same time.

The highway was named because it runs relatively straight on a new alignment, rather than alongside the winding Mississippi River. The name became quite fitting, as both Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport are along the highway. Airline Highway also runs close to the site of the old Baton Rouge airfield (near the intersection of Airline and Florida Blvd., now a park and government office complex), which brings it within blocks of the similarly named Airport Ave and Airway Drive.

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Airline Highway - Junction List
... New Orleans 0.0 South Carrollton Avenue Southern/eastern terminus of Airline Highway South end of U.S ... Northern terminus of LA 3213 38.2 LA 3274 (North Airline Avenue) Northern terminus of LA 3274 Ascension 46.3 I-10 – Baton Rouge, New Orleans 46.6 LA 3140 Western terminus of ... Natchez – Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Interchange 80.3 US 61 north (Scenic Highway) – Scotlandville US 61 Bus ...
St. John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana - Geography - Major Highways
... Highway 51 U.S ... Highway 61 Louisiana Highway 18 Louisiana Highway 44 Louisiana Highway 3127 Louisiana Highway 3188 Louisiana Highway 3213 East Bank - The primary artery on ... John Parish is Airline Highway (U.S ...
Louisiana Highway 3155 - History
... The subdivision was laid out alongside the Jefferson Highway (State Route 1 in the pre-1955 Louisiana highway system) and adjacent streetcar line operated by the Orleans-Kenne ... to connect with the newly-constructed Airline Highway ... residential subdivision opened adjacent to Little Farms Avenue between the railroad tracks and Airline Highway ...
Louisiana Highway 948 - Route Description
... From the west, LA 948 begins at the Airline Highway/Highland Road intersection in extreme southern East Baton Rouge Parish ... Highland Road carries LA 42 to the west Airline Highway carries US 61 to the north and south ... At this point, LA 42 merges onto Airline Highway in the southeast direction ...
Interstate 10 In Louisiana - History
... By the beginning of planning for the Interstate Highway System in 1939 (then called the Interregional Highway System), the Houston-New Orleans-Mobile corridor was part of the ... shifted to the north west of New Orleans, using the Louisiana Highway 12 (LA 12), U.S ... between Lafayette and a point near Gramercy on Airline Highway (US 61) ...

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