Anderson School District One officials announced Monday that due to safety concerns, school bus service into the Gatewood subdivision has been temporarily suspended.
A letter sent to residents and town officials this week states the bus stop location will be temporarily changed to Mill St at Woodmere Ct. which is at the entrance to the Gatewood Subdivision.
The letter states that the bus stop location is being changed due to the problems with the Woodmere Ct. entrance into the subdivision which prevents any bus from traveling the road safely.
Students in third grade or below will require someone to be at the bus stop location before the student can be released from the bus.
The announcement caused additional concern for residents of Gatewood who expressed concerns at the Williamston Town Council meeting Monday.
Mayor Mack Durham repeatedly stated that county engineers have determined the entrance, which crosses Big Creek is safe for one lane travel until permanent repairs can be made.
The statement did little to aleviate concerns of residents and frustrations with the time it has taken to get the lone entrance into the subdivision repaired.