Alpharetta residents and any other motorists driving on Milton Avenue past have noticed a chain link fence topped with barbed wire, filled with buses at night. But they won't have to look at it for more than a couple of months.
"Fulton County Schools has informed the City of Alpharetta that the school bus yard being operated from the Milton Center Campus in Downtown Alpharetta is a temporary measure that will go away in eight weeks," said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard in a news release today.
A retaining wall collapsed at the school system's Hembree Road bus yard. So the school system is using the old Milton High lot near downtown Alpharetta to park part of its bus fleet while they reconstruct the retaining wall.
Some Alpharetta resident became concerned when they saw a chain link fence erected around a parking lot on the western side of the Milton Center Campus. The concern grew when a number of school buses appeared and it became apparent that the property was being used as a bus yard.
"Officials with Fulton County Schools have reassured the City that, as soon as the construction project at their Hembree Road facility is completed, the buses and fencing at Milton Center will be removed," Drinkard said in his release.