Los Angeles freeway sign unveiled with typo

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 2:52 PM
Los Angeles freeway sign unveiled with typo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California.

A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard with an "I'' in place of the "Y."

The large green exit sign was covered with a tarp and eventually removed but not before drivers snapped and tweeted photographs of the mega-typo earlier this month.

Caltrans spokeswoman Kelly Markham tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1vb4P8T ) that the subcontractor will pay for a new sign.

The sign was one of many improvements underway on the freeway as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com