The Main Road had gone under reconstruction from July 19th until September 6th. The reconstruction was planned to redesigning the Main Road, progressing from just repairing it. According to the Division of Construction, the asphalt, which the road used to be paved with, was replaced by permeable blocks. “The blocks absorb the water and send them to the ground, which eventually is more eco-friendly,” said an officer from the Division of Construction. The design of the blocks was decided through a preference vote participated by passersby. “We chose candidates (the blocks) which will last long and has good designs,” claimed the officer.
The Main Road was not the only one that had gone under reconstruction during the summer vacation. The Cheonnong Hall had also gone under reconstructions from May 4th to August 4th. According to Hui-tae Kim, another officer in the Division of Construction, the hall on the first floor and several toilets was repaired, and the Office of Admission Affairs (which moved from the University Center) and an elevator for the disabled was constructed. “The Cheonnong Hall was repaired not only because it is old but also because it is a symbolic building for UOS and many citizens use it,” said Kim.
There are many other reconstructions arranged within the campus. According to Kim, the reconstructions of university facilities are part of the Master Plan, a plan about improving the university campus. “The purposes of the Master Plan are to improve the image of UOS, to contribute to the local society, and to improve the convenience for the disabled which eventually will make UOS into a better place,” said Kim, “Many facilities are old and many students are studying in inadequate environments. The Master Plan includes reconstruction of those facilities.” Kim also added that construction of new buildings such as a new dormitory is also part of the plan. “There are a lot of plans for the future. We will progress one by one,” said Kim.