The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $181,000 traffic signal installation project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to reduce traffic congestion and increase pedestrian safety in Marina del Rey.

Supervisor Don Knabe said this is one of the first projects in Southern California to be funded under President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus funding program.

The new traffic signals will be installed on Admiralty Way at Marina City Club Drive in Marina del Rey. The project is one of 19 transportation infrastructure projects that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will be conducting throughout the county with the use of over $46 million of stimulus funds.

“ARRA is intended to not only save existing jobs and create new ones, but also to improve our local infrastructure with projects exactly like this one,” said Knabe. “We will be using these stimulus funds not to grow government, but instead to grow our local businesses that we will be contracting with to complete these projects.”

The Marina traffic signal project will be advertised for construction bids later this month. Public Works is actively seeking small businesses and community based enterprises to bid on contracts for this and future ARRA stimulus projects.

County businesses seeking more information regarding this and future ARRA Stimulus projects can visit the Public Works Business Outreach Web site at