The arrow on one of those big green highway signs told Linda Charles where to go, or so she thought, but Charles ended in the opposite direction.
This happened north of the river as she was leaving eastbound Armour Road to go north on Interstate 29-35. The arrow for northbound pointed to a ramp that took her south toward the Missouri River and the Bond Bridge.
“Next exit Front Street, definitely not heading north,” she said. “This really needs looking into.”
And Linda says she wasn’t the only one taking the scenic route that day. Four cars ahead of her went across the same bridge, looped around and came back the other way.
“It’s not just me.”
It’s not just you, Linda. The Watchdog drove up there and could see why someone could get flummoxed.
The Missouri Department of Transportation took a look, too.
Senior Traffic Studies Specialist Erin C. Ralovo understands that some motorists might be confused and has determined that the signage requires further study and possibly some changes. If a larger sign truss is required, it will take several months.
“MoDOT appreciates public input, which helps to improve Missouri’s transportation system,” a spokesman said.
The Watchdog says it’s a sure bet that Linda will never be as famous as Wrong Way Corrigan, the aviator who flew to Ireland instead of Long Beach, Calif. — but perhaps on purpose. And no, the Dog was not alive when that happened in 1938.
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