Misspelling on road sign on outskirts of Darlington

The Northern Echo: Pictured on the A167 northbound, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington  -  an incorrectly spelt road sign. Pictured on the A167 northbound, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington - an incorrectly spelt road sign.

DRIVERS approaching temporary traffic lights may have done a double take at a misspelt road sign.

The temporary signage, which has now been removed from the A167 North Road, on the outskirts of Darlington, told motorists to drive in “singel file”.

A spokeswoman for Darlington Borough Council, the local highways authority, said the sign had been put in place by sub-contractor Premier Traffic Management, based in Tudhoe, near Spennymoor, County Durham.

Premier director Gary Mansell said the misspelling could have been caused by a typing error when the wording for the sign was entered into a computer.

Mr Mansell said there was also the possibility that a mischievous passer-by could have altered the sign by hand.

The council spokeswoman said: “We have highlighted the misspelling on the sign to them and have been advised that it will not be used again.”

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11:07am Tue 8 Jan 13

giggitty says...

Wow.......... I can now sleep easy at night knowing that the NE is reporting on serious global matters. Truly awesome. Thanks.
Wow.......... I can now sleep easy at night knowing that the NE is reporting on serious global matters. Truly awesome. Thanks. giggitty
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6:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Spy Boy says...

Quote : Mr Mansell said there was also the possibility that a mischievous passer-by could have altered the sign by hand.

Yes, of course. They made a very nice job of it. What waffle Mr Mansell.
Quote : Mr Mansell said there was also the possibility that a mischievous passer-by could have altered the sign by hand. Yes, of course. They made a very nice job of it. What waffle Mr Mansell. Spy Boy
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