California 107 and Los Angeles County Route N-7

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California 107 and Los Angeles County Route N-7

Routing

Los Angeles County Route N-7 is Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes and California 1/Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance. California 107 is Hawthorne Boulevard between California 1/PCH in Torrance and Interstate 405 in Lawndale. The entire route is a multi-lane, divided city street.

Highway Guide

Los Angeles County Route N-7/Hawthorne Boulevard north
Upon turning northeast along Hawthorne Boulevard, this Los Angeles County Route N-7 shield is the first reassurance marker along the county route. The county route continues along Hawthorne Boulevard through Rancho Palos Verdes until Torrance, where California 107 takes over Hawthorne Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
This is the same Los Angeles County Route N-7 shield, shown close-up. Photo taken 05/30/04.
One of the first intersections along northbound Los Angeles County Route N-7 is Via Capri. Photo taken 05/30/04.
In what must be one of the most stunning views from any city hall in the country, the Rancho Palos Verdes city halls rests on a hillside with an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean. The area around city hall is a park, so it is not developed. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Hawthorne Boulevard remains divided with multiple lanes as it ascends the Palos Verdes Hills. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound Los Angeles County Route N-7/Hawthorne Boulevard approaches Los Verdes Drive. Photo taken 05/30/04.

As the name implies, Crest Road follows the top ridges of the Palos Verdes Hills. Los Angeles County Route N-7 will continue to ascend a bit longer, but will then head downhill thereafter. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Median guide signs such as this one are commonly found in Rancho Palos Verdes (northbound approaching Indian Valley Road and Locklenna Lane). Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound Los Angeles County Route N-7/Hawthorne Boulevard reach Granvia Altamira, which translates into "Grand Way, High View." Photo taken 05/30/04.
Highridge Road is the highest point for County Route N-7. Thereafter, Hawthorne Boulevard descends toward the Los Angeles Basin, which looms on the horizon. Hawthorne Boulevard now leaves Rancho Palos Verdes and enters Rolling Hills Estates. Photo taken 05/30/04.
As Hawthorne Boulevard continues north, it adopts a planted median with trees, which is different from the concrete median barrier found on the south slope of Palos Verdes Hills. The next intersection is Black Horse Road. Photo taken 05/30/04.
A runaway truck ramp is in place for northbound traffic as Hawthorne Boulevard continues its steep descent into the basin. Photo taken 05/30/04.
On some of these signs, the runaway truck ramp is also referred to as an "escape lane." Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound Los Angeles County Route N-7 reaches the escape lane/runaway truck ramp. Photo taken 05/30/04.
This signal is the intersection between Hawthorne Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive North. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Even after Palos Verdes Drive North, Hawthorne Boulevard continues its descent toward Torrance. Note that there are no reassurance shields for Los Angeles County Route N-7. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Finally at the bottom of the north slop of the Palos Verdes Hills, Los Angeles County Route N-7 reaches the floor of the Los Angeles Basin and reaches 244th Street in Torrance. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Los Angeles County Route N-7 comes to its northern terminus upon reaching California 1/Pacific Coast Highway. California 107 continues from here northbound along Hawthorne Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard north
The trees in the median along northbound California 107 are very similar to those found on northbound Los Angeles County Route N-7 on the north slope of Palos Verdes Hills. Photo taken 05/30/04.
This stretch of California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard reminds us of the short California 232 route in Oxnard, with a wide road and concrete medians. Lomita Boulevard is the next intersection. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard reaches Lomita Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
This railroad overpass is located after the 190th Street intersection in Torrance. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard reaches 186th Street. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Artesia Boulevard is California 91; in this photo, California 107 northbound intersects east-west California 91/Artesia Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard approaches Redondo Beach Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard enters Lawndale after crossing Redondo Beach Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
The only interchange along California 107 is the northern terminus of the state route: Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway north to Santa Monica and south to Long Beach. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Use the left pocket lane to turn left onto 162nd Street and southbound Interstate 405 (via a loop ramp). Photo taken 05/30/04.
Northbound California 107 comes to an end at the interchange with Interstate 405. Hawthorne Boulevard continues north as a city street in Lawndale and thence north into Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Los Angeles. Photo taken 05/30/04.
California 107/Hawthorne Boulevard south
Southbound California 107 reaches its southern terminus at its junction with California 1/Pacific Coast Highway. Photo taken 05/30/04.
The southern terminus of California 107 is signed with this END shield; a faded Los Angeles County Route N-7 trailblazer shield is posted above the END shield. Photo taken 05/30/04.
At the Pacific Coast Highway/California 1 intersection, a Los Angeles County Route N-7 shield is posted for through traffic continuing south along Hawthorne Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Scenes Pertaining to California 107 and Los Angeles County Route N-7
Although not signed here, westbound Palos Verdes Drive South approaches the southern terminus of Los Angeles County Route N-7/Hawthorne Boulevard. Los Angeles County Route N-7 follows Hawthorne Boulevard north through Rancho Palos Verdes to Torrance. Photo taken 05/30/04.

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Page Updated September 26, 2004.