TORRANCE — Work will begin next month on a $220,000 project to widen Maple Avenue at Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance.

The three-month-long project will widen the west side of Maple Avenue to create a southbound right turn lane onto Sepulveda.

The traffic signal will also be upgraded and several hundred feet of Maple resurfaced.

Work will not affect the city-owned Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve, officials said.

Money for the project is provided by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by county voters in 2008.

South Bay cities will receive about $900 million over 30 years for road improvements.

The Torrance City Council approved the project at its Tuesday meeting.

- Nick Green




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