May 16, 2010 in Nation/World

‘Yeild’ signs taken down in Nevada

Associated Press
 

SPARKS, Nev. – Residents no longer have to shake their heads over two “Yeild to bikes” signs along a busy Nevada street.

Officials in Sparks say the misspelled signs were replaced after they were featured on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” show on Thursday night.

The senior vice president of the construction company that is extending a boulevard in the city near Reno said a contractor didn’t notice the misspelling of the word “yield.”

Lance Semenko said it was an honest mistake.

It’s not the first time misspelled words have turned up on signs and roadways in the Reno area.

In the past, roads in school zones have been painted with the words “scool” and “shcool.”

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