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Pacific Coast Highway at Hawthorne Boulevard

Intersection Improvement Project

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A wideshot of the instersection of PCH & HawthorneBlvd., focusing on the PCH Street Sign

PCH & HAWTHORNE Project Benefits

  • Intersection widening and improved traffic circulation
  • Enhanced intersection capacity with additional turn lanes
  • Improved pedestrian amenities & ADA accessibility
  • Landscape beautification

Community Updates

Phase 2 and Phase 3 work continues through October 2022

The City’s contractor, Griffith Company, will continue to perform work at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard per the exhibit below through October 2022. Significant traffic impacts are expected. Please use alternate routes, when possible.

Phase 2 work (in green) generally consists of new sidewalk, curb and gutter, handicap curb access ramps, traffic signal improvements, and concrete pavement on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway. Phase 3 work (in yellow) generally consists of placement of concrete pavement on the center lanes of PCH.


Traffic Impacts

Traffic updates ongoing through October 2022

Ongoing through October 2022

  • Through lanes will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes in all directions.
  • Left-turns from NB and SB Hawthorne Blvd to will be reduced from 2 lanes to 1 lane.

 In addition to the closures above:

Friday, Sept. 23 8:00 PM through Saturday, Sept. 24 6:00 AM

  • WB PCH through lanes may be reduced from 3 lanes to 1 lane.

Saturday, Sept. 24 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

  • Traffic signal will be on 4-way flashing red mode.
  • Torrance PD will be on site to direct traffic from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Turns will be prohibited in all directions.

 Saturday, Sept. 24 9:00 PM through Sunday, Sept. 25 6:00 AM

  • Through lanes may be reduced from 3 lanes to 1 lanes in all directions.

Get details on the PCH & HAWTHORNE Project

The PCH & Hawthorne Project will increase the capacity of the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway by providing three through lanes, dual left turn lanes and dedicated right-turn lanes in all four directions. 

Visit the City of Torrance Public Works PCH & Hawthorne Project webpage to get detailed information on this project.