California State Route 107
SR 107 highlighted in red
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 407|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length||4.801 mi (7.726 km)|
|South end||SR 1 in Torrance|
|North end||I-405 in Lawndale|
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.
SR 107 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, and is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.
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.
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.
|Torrance||0.00||CR N7 (Hawthorne Boulevard) – Palos Verdes Estates||Continuation beyond SR 1|
|0.00||SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica||South end of SR 107|
|Redondo Beach||3.68||190th Street|
|4.70||Artesia Boulevard||No left turn from Artesia Boulevard east. Former western segment of SR 91|
|Redondo Beach–Lawndale line||4.79||Redondo Beach Boulevard||North end of state maintenance|
|5.62||I-405 (San Diego Freeway) – Long Beach, Santa Monica||Interchange; north end of SR 107; former SR 7|
|5.62||Hawthorne Boulevard||Continuation beyond I-405|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- 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.
- Portions of this route have been relinquished to or are otherwise maintained by local or other governments, and are not included in the length.
- California State Legislature. "Section 250–257". Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California State Legislature. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: Los Angeles, CA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
- 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.
- California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006