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The route carries several honorary designations, primarily that of the Purple Heart Highway in tribute to all recipients of the Purple Heart military decoration. From the south, US 171 begins at a junction with US 90 (Fruge Street) in Lake Charles, the largest city in Calcasieu Parish and southwestern Louisiana.Traveling about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) east of the downtown area, US 171 continues the route of LA 14 northward along Martin Luther King Highway, initially as a divided four-lane highway.As the surroundings become less developed, the right-of-way widens to accommodate a broad, grassy median.North of Moss Bluff, a rural area known as Gillis introduces a mixture of open farmland, thick forest, and scattered residential development that characterizes the next 34 miles (55 km) to the city of De Ridder.Upon exiting Lake Charles, US 171 traverses a strip of wetlands with twin-span bridges over two navigable waterways, English Bayou and the Calcasieu River.
De Ridder is separated by the small town of Rosepine by a short distance, during which an intersection with LA 3226 allows southbound traffic to bypass the city en route to US 190 west.
US 171 proceeds due north from Ragley co-signed with US 190 through the community of Longville, located at the eastern terminus of LA 110, and enters the outskirts of De Ridder.