Road sign in Ohio spells ‘North’ as ‘Norht’

June 10th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Strongsville, Ohio, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Ohio have indicated that they will replace a road sign on an interstate highway because the contractor who designed the piece failed to get his spelling right. Instead of the worth ‘North,’ the word on the sign was spelt ‘norht.’

The contractor was promptly informed of the mishap when the authorities noticed it. Subsequently he has since printed an overlay which has been placed over the sign to correct the spelling. Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jackie Schafer said the state will ensure that the contractor bears the full cost in getting the problem fixed.

The contractor placed the overlay on the sign on Tuesday. The sign was placed on the eastbound state Route Route 82 at Interstate 71. It is not uncommon to get words miss-spelt on huge sign boards. However whenever these errors are noticed, they lead to mockery of the contractor and the institution that the sign board belongs to.

In the case of the highway sign post, it was the Plain Dealer of Cleveland who first reported about the issue and the authorities picked it up. The report failed to name the contractor who provided the road sign.

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