Alpharetta to get 3 new bus shelters

The Alpharetta City Council has accepted maintenance responsibility for three new bus shelters to be paid for by the North Fulton Community Improvement District.

The shelters will be installed on Windward Parkway west of Ga. 400; North Point Parkway in front of the Mansell Crossing Shopping Center, and Haynes Bridge Road at Westside/Morrison Parkway, according to a staff report to the council.

The CID hired Kimley-Horn engineering consultants to review existing bus shelters and work with the district, city Community Development staff, council members and MARTA to come up with a design of suitable quality, cost-effective and requiring limited maintenance, staff said. The consultant also identified possible shelter locations.

The new shelters will cost about $60,000 per installation, and the CID at its August meeting approved funding for three of them, staff said. The district also approved funds for a program to reimburse CID members that install bus shelters of their own; up to four new shelters can be reimbursed at $40,000 apiece.