California State Route 213

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State Route 213

Western Avenue
Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Length7.984 mi[1] (12.849 km)
Major junctions
South end25th Street in San Pedro
Major intersections SR 1
North endCarson Street in Torrance (Caltrans/State maintenance)
CountryUnited States
CountiesLos Angeles
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 State Legislature has designated the route as Western Avenue from 25th Street in San Pedro north to the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) in Torrance. From 25th Street to Carson Street, the California Transportation Commission has officially adopted Western Avenue as a state highway. The northerly two miles from Carson Street to Interstate 405 has not yet been adopted and remains a city street.[2] Beyond Interstate 405, Western Avenue, continues through Torrance, Gardena, and Los Angeles to Los Feliz Boulevard in Hollywood as a city street.

Route description

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.[3]

SR 213 is part of the National Highway System,[4] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[5]


Route 291 was defined by the California State Legislature as a highway from 25th Street in San Pedro to Route 158, along Western Avenue.[6] The route was redesignated as SR 213 in the 1964 state highway renumbering from 25th Street to I-405.[7][8]

Major intersections

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 to an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see California postmile § Official 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.

San Pedro0.00Western AvenueContinuation beyond 25th Street
0.0025th StreetSouth end of SR 213
Lomita4.31Palos Verdes Drive North
Los Angeles5.09 SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica
5.67Lomita Boulevard
Los AngelesTorrance line7.00Sepulveda Boulevard
7.98Carson StreetNorth end of state maintenance SR 213
9.98[a] I-405North end of the legislative definition of SR 213
9.98[a]Western AvenueContinuation beyond I-405
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Segment has not been adopted yet and remains a city street.


  1. ^ a b c California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "State Route 213". Daniel P. Faigin. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Los Angeles County Road Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2008.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: Los Angeles, CA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  6. ^ California State Assembly. 1961 Session of the Legislature. Statutes of California. State of California. Ch. 1838 {{cite book}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ California State Assembly. 1963 Session of the Legislature. Statutes of California. State of California. Ch. 1729 {{cite book}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "California Streets & Highways Code § 513". California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  9. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  10. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

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