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A traffic sign spotted Friday near downtown Kansas City mistakenly identifies Interstate 70 as a U.S. highway instead of an interstate.
The sign appears above the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the Southwest Boulevard exit. It displays the emblematic black-and-white symbol used for highways for an upcoming exit onto I-70.
A red, white and blue symbol is typically used for the interstate system. That symbol is correctly used to show an exit for I-670 alongside the incorrect I-70 emblem.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s traffic department is looking into the situation, a spokesman said. It is unclear how much a fix will cost.