Louisiana Highway 408

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Louisiana Highway 408 marker

Louisiana Highway 408
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 12.3 mi[1] (19.8 km)
Major junctions
West end: Southern University in Baton Rouge
  US 61 in Baton Rouge
I‑110 in Baton Rouge
East end: LA 37 / LA 64 in Greenwell Springs
Parishes: East Baton Rouge
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 407 LA 409

Louisiana Highway 408 (LA 408) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves East Baton Rouge Parish. It spans 12.3 miles (19.8 km) in a west to east direction. It is known locally as Harding Boulevard and Hooper Road.

Route description[edit]

From the west, LA 408 begins along Harding Boulevard at the entrance of Southern University in Baton Rouge, one mile (1.6 km) west of US 61 (Scenic Highway). It crosses a railroad overpass and heads eastward toward US 61 and I-110 (Exit 6), passing to the south of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. LA 408 becomes Hooper Road east of a junction with LA 67 and then crosses the Comite River. It then crosses LA 410 (Blackwater Road), LA 946 (Joor Road), and LA 3034 (Sullivan Road). It comes to an end just west of the Amite River at a junction with LA 37 and LA 64 (Greenwell Springs Road).

From its western terminus, LA 408 begins as an undivided, two lane highway before dividing and expanding to four lanes before a railroad overpass on the eastern edge of Southern University. It again becomes an undivided, two lane highway about a half mile past LA 410 (Blackwater Road). It stays that way for the remainder of the route with the exceptions of brief changes near LA 946 (Joor Road) (undivided, five lane highway (with a middle turning lane) and LA 3034 (Sullivan Road) (undivided, three lane highway (with a middle turning lane).

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Baton Rouge 0.0 0.0 Southern University entrance
0.4 0.6 US 61 (Scenic Highway) – Natchez, MS
I‑110 / Veterans Memorial Boulevard – Baton Rouge, Natchez, MS Exit 6 (I-110)
2.4 3.9 LA 67 (Plank Road)
Central 4.7 7.6 LA 423 north (Foster Road) Southern terminus of LA 423
6.1 9.8 LA 410 north (Blackwater Road) Southern terminus of LA 410
8.3 13.4 LA 946 south (Joor Road) / Sullivan Road Northern terminus of LA 946
9.4 15.1 LA 3034 east (Sullivan Road) Western terminus of LA 3034
12.3 19.8 LA 37 / LA 64 (Greenwell Springs Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (February 14, 2015). "Louisiana Highway 408" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing