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U.S. Highway 84 - Louisiana

U.S. Highway 84 west
U.S. 84 west & 412 north cross the Mississippi River via a pair of two-lane cantilever bridges from Natchez, Mississippi. The tandem touch down westbound at Louisiana Avenue in the city of Vidalia. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 west & 412 north follow Carter Street, a five-lane commercial arterial, through Vidalia. Meeting the highway next is Louisiana 131 (Martin Luther King Avenue). Photo taken 06/12/04.
Louisiana 131 travels south along Martin Luther King Avenue and Louisiana Avenue from U.S. 84 & 425 (Carter Street) to Louisiana 3180 (Loga Sewell Road) on the south edge of Vidalia. The state highway tallies 6.8 miles between Carter Street and junction Louisiana 15 at St. Genevieve. Photo taken 06/12/04.
One of several signalized intersections with Vidalia lies along U.S. 84 west & 425 (Carter Street) north at Cross and Mathews Street. Cross Street heads north to Concordia Avenue as it loops northward to Murray Drive. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 west & 425 north widen with the addition of a grassy median at Murray Drive / Nichols Drive in west Vidalia. The two highways meet Louisiana 3180's west end at Taconey. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Louisiana 3180 provides a cut-off between U.S. 84 & 425 east and Louisiana 131 (Louisiana Avenue) in south Vidalia. The highway travels 2.2 miles between its end points. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 65 & 84 reassurance markers posted after the signalized intersection with Louisiana 3180. AASHTO approved LADOTD's request to both extend U.S. 425 southward to Natchez and truncate U.S. 65 northward to Clayton in 2005. Signs for U.S. 65 remained through at least 2006. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 west & 425 north shadow Lake Concordia northward into the town of Ferriday. Ferriday incorporated in 1903 and has around 4,100 residents. U.S. 84 & 425 follow E.E. Wallace Boulevard through the heart of town. Carolina Avenue crosses paths with the federal highway at a set of 30" traffic signals four blocks south of the U.S. 84 & 425 split. East-west streets in Ferriday are generally named after the 50 states. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Junction Louisiana 15 & 568 shield assembly posted ahead of the U.S. 84 westbound and 425 northbound split at Louisiana Avenue and E.E. Wallace Boulevard. Louisiana 15 shares pavement with U.S. 84 west for one half mile and U.S. 425 north 6.1 miles north to Clayton and U.S. 65 2005-end. U.S. 425's extension overtakes Louisiana 15 from Clayton north to Archibald. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 west continues along Louisiana Avenue to the split with Louisiana 15 at the Ferriday town line. Beyond Ferriday, U.S. 84 continues 16 miles to Jonesville and 40 miles to Jena. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Overhead and shield assembly posted at the U.S. 84 (Louisiana Avenue) west & 425 north (E.E. Wallace Boulevard) split. Louisiana 568 continues Louisiana Avenue east three blocks to 1st Street where the highway turns north to Lake Drive. Louisiana 568 continues north from Ferriday to Spokane and Waterproof. U.S. 425 and U.S. 65 partition on separate paths to Sicily Island and Waterproof in 6.1 miles at the original U.S. 65 & Louisiana 15 split. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Continue north along U.S. 425
U.S. Highway 84 east
U.S. 84 east joins U.S. 425 south along E.E. Wallace Boulevard in Ferriday at junction Louisiana 568 (Louisiana Avenue) east. The tandem travel south 9.9-miles to the Mississippi state line along a four-lane alignment. Pictured here are U.S. 65 & 84 shields posted ahead of the Mickey Gilley Drive intersection on E.E. Wallace Boulevard southbound. U.S. 65 was truncated northward to Clayton and replaced with an extended U.S. 425 in 2005. Photo taken 06/12/04.
One block to the south, U.S. 84 east & 425 (E.E. Wallace Boulevard) south intersect Carolina Avenue at a signalized intersection. U.S. 84 & 425 leave the town of Ferriday at the Black Bayou bridge south of Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Just south of Ferriday, U.S. 84 east & 425 south curve eastward and meet the eastern terminus of Louisiana 3232. Louisiana 3232 acts as a connector between Louisiana 15 and the federal highways. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Louisiana 3132 travels just 0.83 miles west from U.S. 84 & 425 to Louisiana 15 near Poole Road. Louisiana 15 continues southward to St. Genevieve and along the Mississippi River valley to Keller and junction Louisiana 1. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Continuing southward, U.S. 84 & 425 enter the city of Vidalia and travel Carter Street through to the Mississippi River bridge. Eastbound travelers utilize a 1988-built bridge between Vidalia and Natchez, Mississippi. Photo taken 06/12/04.

Unlike the 1940-built westbound span with its 24' width, eastbound U.S. 84 & 425 includes a full right-hand shoulder on a bridge 42' wide.1 The Mississippi state line resides approximately midway across the cantilever bridge. Photos taken 06/12/04.

Page Updated January 17, 2008.