Crews misspell new road sign in Ballantyne

BALLANTYNE, N.C. -- Drivers getting on the new Johnston Road flyover in Ballantyne will notice a spelling error.

Crews correct misspelled road sign near I-77

The new sign on the flyover leading to I-485 has 'Pinevllie' instead of the correct spelling of Pineville.

The long-awaited new flyover connecting Johnston Road in Ballantyne to I-485 opened Thursday.

The misspelled sign has Matthews and 'Pinevllie' on it, giving drivers an indication of which direction to take on I-485.

In the past, drivers going north on Johnston who wanted to get onto the inner loop of the beltway had to wait at a traffic light for an arrow to turn left.

NCDOT said engineers are aware of a misspelled word on a new sign along I-485.

The error was discovered as crews were preparing to open the new flyover ramp Thursday morning, according to NCDOT.

An NCDOT official said if the sign remained covered, it would have caused confusion for motorists wanting to access the new flyover bridge, and it wouldn't have opened as scheduled.

NCDOT plans to have the sign corrected later today.

This is the second road sign misspelled -- this month -- in the Charlotte area.

A turn lane in Cornelius was misspelled 'NOLY' instead of ONLY. Crews corrected the issue a day later.


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