Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign
Brian Ethridge | July 29, 2014
Nobody’s perfect! Not even the folks who handle signage for the Department of Transportation. The North Carolina DOT was so excited to open up its new flyover bridge from Johnston Road to Interstate 485, that it might have forgotten to run spellcheck on the new signage.
As you can see from the picture above, the sign originally read “Pinevllie” instead of the correct spelling, “Pineville.”
Once the local media took notice of the spelling error, the NCDOT quickly fixed the sign. It was fixed within 36 hours.
Let that be a lesson for everyone: It doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in, it’s always a good idea to spellcheck!