Louisiana French Road Signs Approved

May 15, 2014

Drivers in Louisiana could soon see French on road signs when they are traveling across the state, the Advocate is reporting.

House Bill 998 allows individual parishes to use bilingual signage if they choose . The legislature gave the bill final approval Thursday and sent it to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

If it passes, parishes would be able to display terms in both English and Louisiana French, and request French signage along federal highways within parish boundaries.

The bill would also give the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana the authority to approve French terms for the signs.