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