A construction project on a section of the Marina Freeway (State Route 90) is one of 47 projects throughout the state that have received $347 million in new funding to provide congestion relief for motorists.

The funding from the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for the statewide projects is also expected to help bolster the state’s economy, California Department of Transportation officials said.

The allocations include $281 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated by administrative agencies for statewide transportation needs.

“We’re putting people back to work building better roads, bridges, rail, and transit for California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The remaining $66 million in allocations was provided from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

The Marina Freeway project will receive $300,000 in funding to reduce the number and severity of collisions, a Caltrans spokesperson said.

The safety project will involve the construction of concrete barriers on shoulders on State Route 90 between Centinela Avenue in Del Rey and the 405 Freeway.

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