In 2008 the city hired Calibre Engineering to prepare plans for the widening and extension of East Oak Grove between Townsend Avenue and 6700 Road. During the first phase of this project, the city widened the road between Townsend Avenue and Bear Lake Drive.
Before completion of this project, the old East Oak Grove Road was only about 20 feet wide; barely enough for two-way vehicle traffic, let alone vehicles and pedestrians at the same time. The newly completed roadway is approximately 48 feet wide (pavement width) and includes detached sidewalks down both sides.
The project also included the replacement and upsizing of an aged waterline and undergrounding of overhead powerlines.