Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

| 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.

The original sign with Pineville misspelled. (Christine Nelson/WBTV)

The original sign with Pineville misspelled. (Christine Nelson/WBTV)

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.

The sign was quickly fixed. (Christine Nelson/WBTV)

The sign was quickly fixed. (Christine Nelson/WBTV)

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!

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