California State Route 213
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 513|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||7.984 mi (12.849 km)|
|South end:||25th Street in San Pedro|
|North end:||Carson Street in Torrance|
State Route 213 (SR 213) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, in Los Angeles County. The California Legislature has designated the route as Western Avenue from 25th Street in San Pedro north to the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405). From 25th Street to Carson Street, the California Transportation Commission has adopted Western Avenue as a State highway; however, the northerly two miles from Carson Street to Interstate 405 in Torrance has not, as yet, been adopted and remains a city street. Beyond Interstate 405, Western Avenue, continues through Torrance, Gardena, and Los Angeles to Los Feliz Boulevard in Hollywood as a city street.
The signed southern terminus of SR 213 begins at the intersection of Western Avenue with Paseo del Mar at Royal Palms County Beach next to the Pacific Ocean. From here, SR 213 follows Western Avenue northeast along the edge of White Point Park to its intersection with 25th Street, where the legal definition of SR 213 begins. The route continues through San Pedro before briefly entering Rancho Palos Verdes and passing by a naval reservation. Western Avenue then enters Lomita before returning to the Los Angeles city limits in the community of Harbor City. SR 213 intersects with SR 1 before forming the eastern boundary of the city of Torrance and the western boundary of Harbor Gateway. SR 213 intersects with Carson Street and meets its legislative northern terminus; however, SR 213 is signed for a few more miles north to I-405, where the signage ends.
Route 291 was defined by the California State Legislature as a highway from 25th Street in San Pedro to Route 158, along Western Avenue. The route was redesignated as SR 213 in the 1964 state highway renumbering from 25th Street to I-405.
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). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Los Angeles County.
|San Pedro||0.00||Western Avenue||Continuation beyond 25th Street|
|0.00||25th Street||South end of SR 213|
|Lomita||4.31||Palos Verdes Drive North|
|Los Angeles||5.09||SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica|
|Los Angeles||7.00||Sepulveda Boulevard|
|7.98||Carson Street||North end of SR 213|
|7.98||Western Avenue||Continuation beyond Carson Street|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
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