MU Construction Stops and Goes

6 years 7 months 1 day ago July 29, 2010 Jul 29, 2010 Thursday, July 29 2010 Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:36:12 PM CDT in News

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's first day of classes are just around the corner, but construction still blocks many areas of campus. The university says some projects are wrapping up, but others are scheduled to run into the school year. On Thursday, the university tore down fencing on the Quad where work began on the area last spring.

Student, visitors, and employees during the summer session have faced construction detours for months. There are mixed reactions towards the changes coming to Mizzou's campus.

Some people are not bothered by the campus detours. One campus dinning employee said the construction isn't impacting his commute. Harry Belem said, "I think it's great they are doing it." He believes the construction will benefit everyone, especially the students, once it is finished.

Others do not agree. Some students say the construction makes it difficult to get to classes, and distracts from the campus scenery. MU student Tenee Taylor said, "I think it takes away from the beauty of the campus. I think Mizzou is really pretty, but when the construction is going on, it just takes away from it."

When classes begin in about three weeks, students will have to navigate through some detours. The university believes the construction is for the betterment of campus.

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