Louisiana State Police recommend motorists avoid La. 408 (Hooper Road), because of ongoing repairs there.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development on Thursday announced the unplanned closure of the westbound lane of Hooper Road between Carmel Drive and Tanglewood Drive.

Crews are repairing a box culvert (or drainage pipe) damaged by road erosion. The problem was found during a routine road inspection.

The closure is expected to continue through Sunday evening.

Suggested detour routes: Joor Road and La. 410 (Blackwater Road) to La. 64; Airline Highway to Greenwell Springs to La. 946, and back to La. 408.

Flaggers are on site, guiding traffic through the area until the complete shutdown begins.

Tanglewood Drive and Carmel Drive will remain open to traffic.