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State Route 213

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Routing Routing

Rte 213From 25th Street in San Pedro to Route 405 via Western Avenue.

The commission may allocate from the State Highway Fund the necessary funds for the construction of all or any portion of said route when the County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Los Angeles and Torrance have entered into a co-operative agreement with the department wherein the said cities and county shall furnish to the state of California without charge all right-of-way necessary and agree to pay one-half the cost of plans and construction.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

In 1963, this route was defined as "25th Street in San Pedro to Route 405 via Western Avenue." Later that year, Chapter 1729 added the condition: “The commission may allocate from the State Highway Fund the necessary funds for the construction of all or any portion of said route when the County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Los Angeles and Torrance have entered into a co-operative agreement with the department wherein the said cities and county shall furnish to the state of California without charge all right-of-way necessary and agree to pay one-half the cost of plans and construction.”

According to Scott Parker on AARoads: Route 213 was an undefined LRN corridor but without an adopted route.  Actual adoption and signage began in the '80's, at about the same time that Route 187 shields started appearing on Venice Blvd.   The actual Western Avenue adoption occurred ca. 1984, at the behest of Union Oil, who have major refinery facilities along its length and wanted to ensure state maintenance (some county facilities along refinery perimeters in the area, particularly in Carson and Harbor City, had long been deteriorating because of L.A. County "deferred maintenance" policies of the time) of the major truck access route.  Also, Palos Verdes interests wanted to ensure the same maintenance standards for the principal N-S corridor serving as a connector to its eastern egress points (see the southern terminus picture above).  So Route 213 was formally adopted and has subsequently been maintained for over three decades.
(Source: Scott Parker on AARoads, "Re: California SR 213 (Western Ave.)", 6/30/2020)

Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

This was LRN 291, defined in 1961.

Status Status

The traversable route from Carson St to I-405 is Western Avenue. There is a parallel unconstructed routing.

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Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1947, Chapter 1370 added the route “to parallel approximately but not coincide with [LRN 4] near the northerly city limits of San Fernando to a point on said route near the southerly limits thereof”. The route was added with no number.

In 1949, Chapters 909 and 1467 deleted the 1947 definition of the route, and added the route to the highway code as LRN 213 as “from a point on [LRN 4] near the northerly limits of San Fernando to a point on [LRN 4] near the southerly limits of San Fernando, approximately paralleling but not coinciding with [LRN 4]”

In 1961, Chapter 1146 added the condition that LRN 213 would “cease to be a state highway when the commission relinquishes that portion of the present [LRN 4] in the City of San Fernando upon the relocation of [LRN 4] outside of the City of San Fernando”.

This route is no longer a state highway. It was Truman Street and San Fernando Road through the city of San Fernando, and corresponds to a one-way routing parallel to the LRN 4 routing on San Fernando Blvd (US 99). It is not presently in the state highway system. It was constructed in 1950.


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