contentsOpelousas-St. Landry LA Chamberads

Location and Transportation

Situated at the crossroads of State Highway 190 West and Interstate 49 North/South and in proximity to Interstate 10, Opelousas’s location is among one of its greatest features. Additional arteries winding through the area include U.S. Highways 167 and 190 and State Highways 31, 182, 357 and 749.

St. Landry County encompasses more than 900 miles of roadway, making travel in and out of the area quick and efficient.

Serving the needs of aviators for nearly 60 years, the St. Landry Parish Airport is located in the city of Opelousas. Ahart Field offers hometown friendly people and service without the hassle of dealing with controlled airspace. A 6,000-foot north/south runway and a 4,000-foot crosswind runway allow access for most general aviation and business aircraft. Competitive fuel prices on both 100LL and JET-A fuels with 24-hour service make a great incentive to stop by.

Additional airports within reach include the Eunice Airport, Lafayette Regional Airport, Alexandria International Airport and Baton Rouge International Airport.

Located in Krotz Springs within St. Landry Parish, the Port of Krotz Springs has a general cargo T-Dock spanning 145 feet wide and extending 220 feet into the Atchafalaya River with a 25-foot wide roadway. The river is maintained at a depth of 12 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The port channel is approximately 1,000 feet wide, providing ample clearances for anchorage and fleeting. Six docks are operated here, a site where oil and grain products are handled—more than 2.8 million tons of cargo (liquid and dry bulk). Businesses operating in the port employ more than 270 workers.

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