California State Route 107

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State Route 107 marker

State Route 107
Hawthorne Boulevard
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 407
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 4.801 mi[1][2] (7.726 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 1 in Torrance
North end: I‑405 in Lawndale
Highway system
I‑105 SR 108

State Route 107 (SR 107) runs from State Route 1 to Redondo Beach Boulevard at Lawndale via Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

Route description[edit]

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System.[3]

Route 107 begins at State Route 1 in south Torrance and runs north along Hawthorne Boulevard in its entirety. (Hawthorne Boulevard continues south of Route 1 as Los Angeles County Route N-7.) The route is a principal arterial surface road in its entirety with grade crossings and maintains a wide right-of-way, often having as many as eight lanes and maintaining a 40 mph (60 km/h) speed limit. Route 107 goes through light and medium industrial areas and office towers. It also comes in contact with two malls: The South Bay Galleria and the Del Amo Fashion Center. It only met one other route along the way: State Route 91 at Artesia Boulevard, which has since been deleted.

History[edit]

In 1964, Route 107 was defined to run past Interstate 405 along Hawthorne Boulevard, which renamed itself La Brea Avenue upon entering Inglewood at Century Boulevard, then turned west on Centinela Avenue to meet Interstate 405 again in Culver City. In 1965, the portion from Route 405 in Lawndale to Route 405 in Culver City was deleted. It was to have been upgraded to a freeway and was tentatively named the "Torrance Freeway."

Until 1998, Route 107 continued further north to Interstate 405. In 1998, state law was changed to allow the relinquishment of Route 107 to the City of Lawndale. In 2003, the legislative definition was updated to eliminate the portion in Lawndale. The route currently ends at Redondo Beach Boulevard at the city limits of Lawndale.

Major intersections[edit]

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions).[1] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Los Angeles County.

Location Postmile
[1][4][5]
Destinations Notes
Torrance 0.00 CR N7 (Hawthorne Boulevard) – Palos Verdes Peninsula Continuation beyond SR 1
0.00 SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica
0.74 Lomita Boulevard
1.41 Sepulveda Boulevard
2.25 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach 3.68 190th Street
4.70 Artesia Boulevard No left turn from Artesia Boulevard east. Former western segment of SR 91
Redondo BeachLawndale line 4.79 Redondo Beach Boulevard North end of SR 107
Lawndale 5.62 162nd Street
5.62 I‑405 (San Diego Freeway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica Interchange; former SR 7
5.62 Hawthorne Boulevard Continuation beyond I-405
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Portions of this route have been relinquished to or are otherwise maintained by local or other governments, and are not included in the length.
  3. ^ CA Codes (shc:250-257)
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing