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bwana39:

--- Quote from: NE2 on August 23, 2021, 12:49:11 AM ---
--- Quote from: bwana39 on August 22, 2021, 11:00:47 PM ---That is why US-171 was truncated at Greenwood Road and re-signed as LA-3094 so it would be permittable for the intersection to NOT be Hearne.

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Not true. From Application_LA_1978_171_US:

--- Quote ---The Route Numbering Committee and the Executive Committee of AASIITO
have examined your Department's application for the extension of U.S. 171
In Shreveport. They voted to reject your application since the route lies
entirely within the State of Louisiana and Is In violation of Policy #5
of the Purpose and Policy In the Establishment and Development of United
States Numbered Highways, a copy of which Is attached.
They have asked that you review this route with the objective In mind
of renumbering U.S. 171 as a State Route and dropping the U.S. designation.
--- End quote ---

--- End quote ---

You appear to be correct. Maps from the fifties, seventies, and early nineties verify what you say. I was going from discussion about the ICC locally (Primarily from around a decade ago). I am ALMOST certain that when I first came to being in Shreveport regularly (25 years ago more or less) that there were 171 signs along Hearne north of Greenwood Road.

I was guilty of trusting news reports and local discussions.

Mapmikey:

--- Quote from: bwana39 on August 23, 2021, 08:17:55 AM ---
--- Quote from: NE2 on August 23, 2021, 12:49:11 AM ---
--- Quote from: bwana39 on August 22, 2021, 11:00:47 PM ---That is why US-171 was truncated at Greenwood Road and re-signed as LA-3094 so it would be permittable for the intersection to NOT be Hearne.

--- End quote ---
Not true. From Application_LA_1978_171_US:

--- Quote ---The Route Numbering Committee and the Executive Committee of AASIITO
have examined your Department's application for the extension of U.S. 171
In Shreveport. They voted to reject your application since the route lies
entirely within the State of Louisiana and Is In violation of Policy #5
of the Purpose and Policy In the Establishment and Development of United
States Numbered Highways, a copy of which Is attached.
They have asked that you review this route with the objective In mind
of renumbering U.S. 171 as a State Route and dropping the U.S. designation.
--- End quote ---

--- End quote ---

You appear to be correct. Maps from the fifties, seventies, and early nineties verify what you say. I was going from discussion about the ICC locally (Primarily from around a decade ago). I am ALMOST certain that when I first came to being in Shreveport regularly (25 years ago more or less) that there were 171 signs along Hearne north of Greenwood Road.

I was guilty of trusting news reports and local discussions.

--- End quote ---

Random rejection by AASHO...

Before and since they have approved changes (including extensions) of other single-state US routes...

bassoon1986:
Also, US 171 used to follow Mansfield Rd all the way to Greenwood Rd/Texas Ave at US 79 and US 80 and then followed those highways along Texas into downtown Shreveport where it met US 71 and LA 1. Once Hearne Ave was completed and connected through town, 171 followed Hearne to its current terminus at 79/80 at Greenwood Rd. But it never went north of there.


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