Exit Sign on 710 Freeway Misspells Olympic Boulevard as ‘Olimpic’

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Caltrans misspelled Olympic Boulevard as “Olimpic” on an exit sign on the northbound 710 Freeway. It was later covered with a tarp and finally removed. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

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Even in this era of automatic spell check, we all still make typos. But rarely are they as big as what appeared this month on the northbound 710 Freeway.

On Nov. 6, a subcontractor installed a new sign for the Olympic Boulevard exit. It read “Olimpic.”

A construction crew with the California Department of Transportation spotted the mistake the next morning, but it was too late.

The misspelling was hard to miss, and drivers had already snapped and tweeted photographs of the sign.

Click here to read the full story at LATimes.com.

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