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There Was A Typo On The 710 Freeway

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Typos are pretty much the bane of our blogging existence, but they're relatively easy to fix. But what if you make a typo that gets hung in big letters over a busy freeway?

That's what happened earlier this month on the 710 Freeway, when a subcontractor put up a sign that marked the exit for 'Olimpic Blvd,' the L.A. Times reports. The sign was put up on November 6 as part of a $120 million rehab of the 710 freeway from the L.A. River Bridge to the 10 Freeway. The mistake was noticed the following day by workers with the California Department of Transportation, but by that point, motorists had already posted photos of the sign to social media.

A black tarp was then hung over the sign to cover up the mistake, and Caltrans spokeswoman Kelly Markham told the Times that it will be the subcontractor who must pay for the new sign, not the taxpayers.

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As some pointed out, it could have been a worse typo:

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