Revitalizing Friendship Street
By Intern Shin, Hyo-juAugust 1, 2017
USAG DAEGU, South Korea -- United States Army Garrison Daegu Camp Walker Gate 4 is closed from 23 July to 18 August due to the on-going improvements with the Korean-American Friendship Street.
The street is not closed for local traffic and businesses will remain open. The closure of the Gate 4 will allow the city to make improvements on the Korean-American Friendship Street more quickly and safely, reducing the length of the disruption and traffic congestion.Vehicles are regulated at Gate 4, but the Gate 4 pedestrian gate is open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week during this time frame. Alternatively, Gate 6 is open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week during this time. The members of the Area IV community are strongly encouraged to use Gate 6 as their primary option to enter and depart Camp Walker. Visitors must enter through Gate 6. Also, Gate 7 is open for authorized personnel only from 0600 to 1800 and is open 7 days a week for inbound and outbound traffic. This entrance is only for registered vehicles and ID card holders."We will continue to develop culture contents that can be linked with the specialized street such as Apsan Mountain food streets in the vicinity of the Korean-American Friendship Street, and provide local residents and visitors with different pleasures," said Hwang, Du-cheol, Nam-gu Office. "This is a plan to establish a new model of regional development where environment and culture can coexist."The rebuilding of Korean-American Friendship Street began on March 24. The street will be transformed into a unique street with the pedestrian-centered environment. The backstreets that gave negative impressions will be transformed into bright and characteristic cultural and theme streets. This will become a cultural space providing energetic communication for U.S. Soldiers, local residents and visitors as well as a central hub revitalizing the surrounding commercial areas.Korean-American Friendship Street will build up close bonds between local residents and U.S. Army in Daegu and lay as a passage to live harmoniously.