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U.S. Highway 167 (Pineville Expressway)

U.S. 167 North
The U.S. 167 north & Louisiana 28 eastbound ramp sees an off-ramp for Louisiana 28 Business (Casson Street) and Louisiana 1 before merging with the southbound Interstate 49 ramp to the Pineville Expressway. Casson Street parallels the freeway on the northbound side for nine blocks between this ramp and 2nd Street along the Red River. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Ramps from U.S. 167 north, Interstate 49 south & Louisiana 28 east, and Overton Street (old U.S. 167) northbound converge to form the Pineville Expressway. A pair of overhead sign assemblies are posted for the first Pineville area exit for Shamrock Street. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The Pineville Expressway elevates over the street grid of Alexandria through to the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge crossing of the Red River. Originally named the Fulton Street Bridge, for the street which the bridge aligned with, the Red River crossing opened to traffic in 1995 at a cost of $15.9 million.1 Ahead is the first of three Pineville interchanges, that of the Shamrock Street and Business District exit. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 north & Louisiana 28 eastbound descend from the Red River bridge into Pineville. Departing to the right is the Shamrock Street off-ramp. Traffic to the Pineville Street business district is directed onto the northbound frontage road (Expressway Drive) to reach Shamrock Street. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The next interchange of the Pineville Expressway with Louisiana 107 also serves Louisiana College and a Paper Mill. Louisiana 107 travels Melrose Street from its southbound beginning at the upcoming junction to the Old Marksville Highway. The freeway itself elevates over an adjacent railroad crossing. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 north & Louisiana 28 eastbound reassurance shield assembly. Louisiana 28 enters the Pineville Expressway from Interstate 49 southbound by way of MacArthur Drive.0 Photo taken 10/18/03.
Northbound at the Louisiana 107 eastbound off-ramp. The state highway travels 65.35 miles southeast to Marksville (pop. 5,537) and junction U.S. 71. Melrose Street itself continues west underneath the freeway to form the southbound frontage road. Similar to the Shamrock Street ramp, traffic to Louisiana 107 is directed onto Expressway Drive, the northbound side frontage road. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The Pineville Expressway again elevates over another railroad line one half mile to the south of the U.S. 167 northbound split with Louisiana 28 east. Louisiana 28 is signed with the U.S. 84 control points of Jonesville (pop. 2,469) and Ferriday (pop. 3,723). The state highway ends at the federal highway 32 miles to the east near the community of Archie. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The final set of U.S. 167 north & Louisiana 28 eastbound reassurance shields. Louisiana 28 overall travels 80.59 miles between Louisiana 8 near Leesville (pop. 6,753) and U.S. 84. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 & Louisiana 28 draw to within 0.25 miles of their partition in Pineville. Emerging to the right as the new frontage road is Fox Street. Photo taken 10/18/03.

Louisiana 28 east departs the Pineville Expressway via a diamond interchange. The state highway travels four miles to Libuse and 12 miles to Holloway. The connection with U.S. 84 provides for a direct route to Natchez, Mississippi (pop. 18,464) via Louisiana 28 east. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 northbound at the Donahue Ferry Road overpass and one-half mile guide sign for the next interchange. Ahead Louisiana 3144 (Edgewood Drive) intersects the Pineville Expressway via a diamond interchange. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 northbound at the Louisiana 3144 (Edgewood Drive) off-ramp. Edgewood Drive carries Louisiana 3144 for the entire 1.98 mile length between U.S. 165 Business (Military Highway) and Louisiana 28. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Posted within the Edgewood Drive interchange is the advance guide sign for the U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway) exit. U.S. 165 provides the main route between the Alexandria and Pineville metropolitan area (pop. 126,337) and the city of Monroe (pop. 53,107). Photo taken 10/18/03.
The Louisiana 3144 northbound on-ramp becomes an exit-only lane for U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway). U.S. 165 Business (Military Highway) travels the overpass ahead. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 northbound at the junction with U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway) at the community of Kingville. U.S. 165 merges with U.S. 71 1.50 miles to the southwest and continues from there across the Red River into Alexandria. Northward U.S. 165 travels one mile to Tioga and two miles to Ball (pop. 3,681). 91 miles separates the exit with the city of Monroe. Photo taken 10/18/03.
1.50 miles to the north of the Monroe Highway interchange is the U.S. 71 northbound merge onto U.S. 167. U.S. 71 follows the Shreveport Highway from U.S. 165 northward to U.S. 167. A three-mile overlap carries U.S. 71 & 167 west of Tioga to the community of Timber Trails. Louisiana 3225 follows the old U.S. 71 (Shreveport Highway) between the upcoming exit and the north end of the Pineville Expressway. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 71 & 167 northbound at the Ates Road overcrossing. A guide sign is posted for the U.S. 71 departure from U.S. 167 one half mile ahead. Photo taken 10/18/03.
An old style sign bridge holds the U.S. 71 & 167 guide signs at the north end of the Pineville Expressway. U.S. 71 merges with Louisiana 3225 (Shreveport Highway) one mile ahead at Timber Trails. From there the federal highway straddles the Red River valley en route to Shreveport (pop. 200,145). Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 itself transitions into an at-grade roadway at the intersection with Louisiana 3225 (Shreveport Highway). Two miles north of this traffic light U.S. 167 enters the Kisatchie National Forest. The control city of Winnfield (pop. 5,749) resides 35 miles to the north at junction U.S. 84. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 South
U.S. 71 & 167 southbound merge to form the Pineville Expressway just south of Timber Trails and the Grant/Rapides Parish line. The highway pair together for three miles to the community of Tioga. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Southbound on the Pineville Expressway at the Hickory Hill Road overcrossing. The one-half mile guide sign of the U.S. 71 southbound departure from U.S. 167 is posted here. While the control city displays Tioga, the community itself resides to the east via old U.S. 71 (Shreveport Highway). Louisiana 3225 (Shreveport Highway) follows original U.S. 71 between Timber Trails and the upcoming diamond interchange. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 71 & Louisiana 3225 shield assembly posted at the U.S. 167 southbound off-ramp to the Shreveport Highway. The state highway constitutes 4.55 miles of pavement from here north to U.S. 71. For U.S. 71, the federal highway merges with U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway) 1.50 miles to the south. The tandem continues to overlap southward through to the city of Alexandria (pop. 46,342) along MacArthur Drive. Photo taken 10/18/03.
One mile north of the junction with U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway) on U.S. 167 southbound. U.S. 165 sees a Business Loop for the cities of Pineville and Alexandria along Military Highway, Main Street, and Murray Street. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Drawing to within one half mile of the U.S. 165 off-ramp on U.S. 167 south. U.S. 165 provides the main highway between the Alexandria-Pineville metro area and the city of Monroe 91 miles to the north. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Pineville Expressway southbound at U.S. 165 (Monroe Highway). U.S. 165, like U.S. 167 and 171, sees its southern terminus in southwester Louisiana. U.S. 165 overlaps with U.S. 71 to the west of downtown Pineville and Alexandria onto MacArthur Drive. From there the two highways encircle Alexandria to the west to the traffic circle of MacArthur Drive and Massonic Drive. U.S. 165 departs the area via Massonic Drive en route to Oakdale (pop. 8,137). Photo taken 10/18/03.
A third southbound lane adds to the fold between U.S. 165 and Louisiana 3144 (Edgewood Drive). The diamond interchange at Edgewood Drive resides just south of the U.S. 165 Business (Military Highway) overcrossing. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 junctions with Louisiana 3144 (Edgewood Drive) just east of U.S. 165 Business (Military Highway). Edgewood Drive itself loops 1.98 miles between the Military Highway and Louisiana 28. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Louisiana 28 westbound merges onto the Pineville Expressway one mile south of the Edgewood Drive diamond interchange. The state highway brings U.S. 84 traffic westward into Pineville from Ferriday (junction U.S. 65) and Jonesville. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Louisiana 3100 follows the original Louisiana 28 1.07 miles westward from U.S. 167 to U.S. 165 Business (Main Street). The state highway travels Griffith Street and Donahue Ferry Road. Photo taken 10/18/03.
John Nason Street emerges as the southbound side frontage road of the Pineville Expressway at the Louisiana 28 east & Louisiana 3100 west diamond interchange. Louisiana 28 itself travels 32 miles from its beginning at U.S. 84 near Archie to this location. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The first set of U.S. 167 south & Louisiana 28 westbound reassurance shields is posted at the Louisiana 28 & 3100 undercrossing. Note that the U.S. 167 shield sees series E highway gothic font and a 3di-width shield instead of the more common series B font on a 2di shield format. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Louisiana 107 (Melrose Street) sees its northern terminus at the next interchange of the Pineville Expressway southbound. Melrose Street continues west of U.S. 167 & Louisiana 28 to become the southbound side frontage road. Photo taken 10/18/03.
U.S. 167 south & Louisiana 28 westbound at the Louisiana 107 (Melrose Street) off-ramp. Louisiana 107 departs the city of Pineville to the southeast for Kolin, Center Point, Effie, Moncia, and ultimately Marksville (pop. 5,537). Photo taken 10/18/03.
The final Pineville (pop. 13,829) city interchange of U.S. 167 south & Louisiana 28 westbound departs for Shamrock Street and the Business District via an off-ramp onto Melrose Street. Ahead the Pineville Expressway ascends to cross the Red River into the city of Alexandria. Photo taken 10/18/03.
0.75 miles remain of the Pineville Expressway between the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge and Interstate 49 in Alexandria. The six lane bridge features an exit-only lane in the southbound direction for the Louisiana 1 & Louisiana 28 Business westbound off-ramp. Opened in 1998 at a cost of $16.7 million, the southbound span replaced a vertical lift truss bridge.1 Photo taken 10/18/03.
Peering northward from the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge at the Red River and the Jackson Street (U.S. 165 Business) lift bridge. The Red River Bridge was built in 1985 at a cost of $10.4 million. It replaced the old Murray Street Bridge, a decaying steel truss swing bridge.1 The Alexandria central business district resides just south of the river banks. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Louisiana 28 Business descends onto Winn Street from U.S. 167 south & Louisiana 28 westbound ahead of the junction with Interstate 49. Louisiana 1 travels perpendicular to the freeway below along 3rd Street. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Louisiana 28 westbound traffic is advised to stay in the right-hand lane for Interstate 49 northbound. Louisiana 28 overlaps with the freeway between U.S. 167 and MacArthur Drive (U.S. 71 & 165). From there the state highway turns west onto MacArthur Drive to the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard. Louisiana 28 composes the main highway from Alexandria to Leesville (pop. 6,753). Photo taken 10/18/03.
The south end of the Pineville Expressway at the partition of U.S. 167 south onto Interstate 49 south and Louisiana 28 west onto Interstate 49 north. U.S. 167 saw realignment to the freeway upon completion of the Pineville Expressway interchange with Interstate 49. The original alignment travels the one-way street couplet of Mason and Overton Streets southward to Lee Street and MacArthur Drive (U.S. 71). U.S. 167 departs the freeway at the Exit 80 interchange of Interstate 49 at MacArthur Drive. Photo taken 10/18/03.

Sources:
1 - "Major Bridges of Louisiana." Preconstruction Pages (LADOTD), Volume 2,1.

Page Updated March 1, 2004.