One phase of a safety improvement project on state Highway 84 in Alameda County is nearing completion.

The removal of trees that began in November is expected to wrap up in March to make room for road improvements, according to Caltrans.

The stretch of Highway 84 targeted for safety improvements is pictured. (Image courtesy of Caltrans)

The project runs from Mission Boulevard in Fremont to Interstate 680 in Niles Canyon.

Intermittent lane closures — when traffic flow is limited to one lane with signs and flaggers on hand — will continue through at least the end of this phase.

The next phases of the project — scheduled to be completed in 2024 — include building a new Alameda Creek Bridge and retaining wall, installing a traffic signal at Highway 84 and Main Street in Sunol to relieve traffic congestion and make the intersection safer, installing a traffic signal at Pleasanton Sunol Road and Niles Canyon Road and installing traffic signs and active warning signs for cyclists.

More information about the project is available online.