California State Route 213

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State Route 213 marker

State Route 213
Western Avenue
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 513
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 7.984 mi[1] (12.849 km)
Major junctions
South end: 25th Street in San Pedro
North end: Carson Street in Torrance
Highway system
SR 211 I-215

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then.[1] The entire route is in Los Angeles County.

Location Postmile
[1][3][4]
Destinations Notes
San Pedro 0.00 Western Avenue Continuation beyond 25th Street
0.00 25th Street
Lomita 4.31 Palos Verdes Drive North
Los Angeles 5.09 SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica
5.67 Lomita Boulevard
Los Angeles 7.00 Sepulveda Boulevard
7.98 Carson Street
7.98 Western Avenue Continuation beyond Carson Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Thomas Brothers (2008). Los Angeles County Road Atlas (Map).
  3. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006