U.S. Route 425

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U.S. Route 425

US 425 highlighted in red
Route information
Length220 mi (350 km)
Existed1989 (extended north in 2002, south in 2005)–present
Major junctions
South end US 61 / US 84 at Natchez, MS
Major intersections I-20 at Rayville, LA
North end I-530 / US 63 / US 65 / US 79 at Pine Bluff, AR
CountryUnited States
StatesMississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas
CountiesMS: Adams
LA: Concordia, Catahoula, Franklin, Richland, Morehouse
AR: Ashley, Drew, Lincoln, Jefferson
Highway system
US 412US US 1
MS 424MS MS 427
LA 424LA LA 426
US 412AR I-430

U.S. Route 425 (US 425) is a north–south United States highway that travels in the U.S. states of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. It was first commissioned in 1989.

The route's northern terminus is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at an interchange with Interstate 530/U.S. Route 63/U.S. Route 65/U.S. Route 79/US 65B/AR 190. Until 2005, its southern terminus was in Bastrop, Louisiana, at an intersection with U.S. Route 165. In 2005, it was extended to Natchez, Mississippi, at an intersection with U.S. Route 61.[1]

US 425 is an amalgamation of former state highways. Most of US 425 in Louisiana, for example, is merely a concurrency with Louisiana Highway 15 (LA 15).

Route description

The route number does not follow the numbering convention for U.S. Highways established by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The number 425 would normally be used a spur of U.S. Route 25.[2] However, the two routes have never connected.


The southern terminus of US 425 is at a signalized intersection with US 61 and US 84 in Natchez. The route travels northwest through the city concurrent with US 84 to the Natchez–Vidalia Bridge, along which the two routes cross the Mississippi River into Louisiana.


After entering Louisiana, the concurrency with US 84 continues for approximately 14 miles to Ferriday. US 425 then splits and heads northeast, running concurrently with LA 15 through mostly farmland and small towns. Just north of Clayton is the southern terminus of US 65. Passing through Winnsboro the highways split at Archibald. LA 15 continues northwest to Monroe, LA while US 425 heads north to Rayville where it crosses I-20. At Mer Rouge, it intersects US 165 and the two highways run concurrent to Bastrop, LA. A few miles north of Bastrop, US 425 crosses into Arkansas south of Crossett.


Along US 425 north of Star City

The route enters Arkansas near Rawls and runs north through rural Ashley County. Highway 425 forms a concurrency with US 82 east of Crosett, with the two routes running north through farmland and trees to Hamburg, the county seat of Ashley County. In Hamburg, the routes are joined by Highway 8, which runs east and west across the southern part of the state.[3] North of the junction, the three routes pass the First United Methodist Church and historic properties within the Hamburg Commercial Historic District before US 82 turns east at St. Louis Street and US 425/AR 8 run north out of Hamburg. Passing more agricultural land, Highway 8 turns west in Fountain Hill just before the Drew County line.

Further north US 425 intersects Highway 133 in Lacey and Highway 172 before entering Monticello. The highway serves the University of Arkansas at Monticello in the southern part of town, also passing the Monticello Elementary School. US 425 intersects University Drive and continues north as a four–lane road. There is an interchange with Jordan Drive (AR 83S), after which US 425 enters residential Monticello.[4] The route now curves to the west side of town, with Main Street (AR 83) serving downtown Monticello. Highway 83 was the previous alignment of AR 13, which US 425 replaced upon designation in 1989. There are plans to bypass Monticello even more efficiently as part of Interstate 69's extension into Arkansas.

US 425, now four–lane with center turn lane format,[5] intersects US 278/Highway 35 at a busy intersection. Highway 35 forms a short concurrency north with US 425, which proceeds north and out of Monticello. After AR 35 turns west, Highway 425 has many rural junctions with county routes. Upon entering Lincoln County, the route passes the historic Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in Relfs Bluff and the Parker House before entering Star City. Downtown, the highway forms a concurrency with Highway 11, which ends near the Lincoln County Courthouse and the Star City Commercial Historic District. The highway continues north through rural areas before intersecting US 65 in Jefferson County. US 65/US 425 run concurrent west to a high–volume interchange with I-530/US 63/US 79/US 65B/AR 190, where US 425 terminates.


In Arkansas, US 425 replaced the southern half of Arkansas Highway 13, which was an original state highway in the area. The route is essentially the same as it was at inception in the 1926 state highway plan, connecting the major cities in its area of southeast Arkansas. Highway 13 now runs in north central Arkansas. Most of US Route 425 was repaved in 2010 within Ashley County.[5]

Louisiana Highway 137

Louisiana Highway 137

LocationMorehouse and Richland Parishes
Length18.08 mi (29.10 km)

Louisiana Highway 137 (LA 137) was a state highway in Louisiana that serves Richland Parish and Morehouse Parish. It spanned 18.08 miles (29.10 km) in a south to north direction. LA 137 is now signed as U.S. 425 for its entire length.

From the south, LA 137 began as a state highway at an intersection with LA 15 north of Mangham in the small town of Archibald. It went north and intersected LA 584 before intersecting LA 135.

Passing under I-20, LA 137 met LA 3048 in the town of Rayville. After intersecting US 80, LA 137 entered Morehouse Parish, continuing north as a two-lane road until it swapped the U.S. 425 designation with LA 133.

LA 137 is a divided, four-lane highway south of Rayville, a pair of two one-way roads inside of Rayville, and an undivided, two-lane road north of Rayville. Before the 1955 renumbering, LA 137 was State Route 47 from Archibald to Rayville. The current routing for LA 137 did not exist, and travelers had to take US 80 west, then State Route 47 (Current LA 133) to Oak Ridge.

LA 137 was removed from the state highway system in 2005, when US 425 was extended south to Mississippi. It is still signed, however, as LA 137 and US 425.

Major intersections

US 61 / US 84 east / Trace Town Drive – Vicksburg, Brookhaven, Woodville, Baton Rouge, Airport
south end of US 84 / US 61 Bus. overlap
0.60.97Homochitto Street (MS 928 / US 61 Bus. north) - Downtown Natcheznorth end of US 61 Bus. overlap
Mississippi River1.4
Natchez-Vidalia Bridge
LouisianaConcordiaVidalia0.10.16 LA 131
Taconey2.5154.048 LA 3180 (J. Logan Sewell Drive)
5.6379.072 LA 3196
8.44213.586 LA 3232

US 84 west / LA 15 south / LA 568 – Jonesville
north end of US 84 overlap; south end of LA 15 overlap
10.57517.019 LA 903 – Lake Concordia, Lake St. John
US 65 north – Newellton, Tallulah, Lake Providence, Lake Bruin State Park
16.84127.103 LA 566
Tensas River17.027.4Tensas River Lift Bridge
CatahoulaLee Bayou20.10632.357 LA 567
Foules24.82439.950 LA 921
Sicily Island29.07846.797 LA 8
Peck34.40755.373 LA 913
36.12958.144 LA 3148
FranklinWisner38.45361.884 LA 562south end of LA 562 overlap
38.7562.36 LA 562north end of LA 562 overlap
39.72563.931 LA 875
Gilbert43.08369.335 LA 128south end of LA 128 overlap
43.23769.583 LA 572
43.65870.261 LA 128north end of LA 128 overlap
46.70475.163 LA 3210
46.82375.354 LA 1242
48.48978.035 LA 3210
Winnsboro51.06382.178 LA 3201
51.39782.715 LA 864
52.09083.831 LA 865
52.62184.685 LA 4south end of LA 4 overlap
52.94585.207 LA 4 / LA 17 / LA 130north end of LA 4 overlap
55.52389.356 LA 868
57.76592.964 LA 867
Baskin58.55494.234 LA 577
59.39795.590 LA 857
RichlandMangham63.453102.118 LA 132south end of LA 132 overlap
64.177103.283 LA 132north end of LA 132 overlap
Archibald66.215106.563 LA 856
LA 15 north
north end of LA 15 overlap
70.2113.0 LA 584south end of LA 584 overlap
70.321113.171 LA 584north end of LA 584 overlap
Rayville73.253117.889 LA 135 – Alto
73.768118.718 I-20 – Monroe, VicksburgI-20 exit 138
LA 3048 east
75.203121.027 US 80
LA 133 south – Girard
south end of LA 133 overlap
Oak Ridge85.179137.082 LA 134 – Collinston, Monroesouth end of LA 134 overlap
85.832138.133 LA 134 – Eppsnorth end of LA 134 overlap
94.023151.315 LA 3051 – Horseshoe Lake
Mer Rouge96.676155.585
LA 2 east – Oak Grove
north end of LA 133 overlap; south end of LA 2 overlap
US 165 north / LA 138 – Collinston, Bonita
south end of US 165 overlap
Bastrop101.42163.22 LA 830-3 (Peach Orchard Road)
101.906164.002 LA 3051
103.184166.059 LA 830-4 (Cooperlake Road)
103.536166.625 LA 830-6 (McCreight Street)
103.639166.791 LA 830-5 (Elm Street)

US 165 south / LA 2 west (West Madison) / LA 139 south / LA 593 south (South Washington)
north end of US 165 / LA 2 overlap; south end of LA 593 overlap
104.677168.461 LA 830-1 (Harrington Avenue)
LA 593 north (Bonner Ferry Road) – Bussey Brake Reservoir
north end of LA 593 overlap
105.666170.053 LA 830-3 (Cherry Ridge Road)
105.742170.175 LA 830-2 (Shelton Road)
106.123170.788 LA 830-6 (McCreight Street)
Log Cabin108.784175.071 LA 140
111.799179.923 LA 593 – Bussey Brake Reservoir
113.977183.428 LA 142 – Crossett, AR
114.214183.810 LA 1257 – Chemin-A-Haut State Park
117.213188.636 LA 590
Louisiana-Arkansas border120.969

US 82 west / AR 52 east – Crossett, El Dorado
south end of US 82 overlap
AR 52 west – North Crossett, UAM College of Technology-Crossett
AR 189 west (West Jackson Street)
AR 8 east (East Parker Street) – Parkdale, Overflow NWR
south end of AR 8 overlap

AR 189 north (West Washington Street) to AR 133
US 82 east – Lake Village
north end of US 82 overlap
Fountain Hill25.541.0

AR 8 west to AR 133 south – Johnsville, Crossett
north end of AR 8 overlap
AR 160 west

AR 133 south to AR 160
White Hall40.565.2
AR 172 west

US 278 Byp. east
US 278 Bypass western terminus, future I-69 north
AR 83 south (University Drive) – University of Arkansas Monticello
AR 83 north
44.271.1 AR 83Sinterchange
45.473.1 US 278 – Warren, McGehee
AR 35 north – Lake Monticello
AR 54 east – Little Garnett
Star City66.7107.3
AR 293 south (Cane Creek Road) – Cane Creek State Park
AR 11 south (West Franklin Street)

AR 11 north / AR 114 west / AR 212 west (Arkansas Avenue / AR 11B south)
AR 199 north / Allegiance Road – Tarry, Moscow

US 65 south / AR 81 north – Grady, Lake Village
south end of US 65 overlap
Pine Bluff90.5145.6
AR 980 south – Airport

US 63 north / US 79 north / US 65B north / AR 190 – Downtown Pine Bluff
signed as exit 46
I-530 north (US 63 south / US 65 north / US 79 south) – Little Rock
north end of US 65 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Sanderson, Dale End of U.S. Highway 425. Accessed 6 April 2011 (with maps of US 425 and related routes).
  2. ^ "FreightWaves Classics: National Highway System helps commerce move from coast-to-coast". Freightwaves Inc. February 23, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  3. ^ General Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (Ashley County ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  4. ^ General Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (Drew County ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  6. ^ Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. "LA DOTD Bing Maps tool". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  7. ^ Mississippi Department of Transportation (2013). Map of Natchez, MS (PDF) (Map). Retrieved May 9, 2022.

External links

Browse numbered routes
MS 424MS MS 427
LA 136LA (LA 137) LA 138
LA 424LA (US 425) LA 427
US 412AR I-430