Daniel Powell 7 a.m., July 26
Botched Street Sign Installed
San Diego has been in the process of replacing its green street-name signs with blue ones for a few years. The new signs feature the city seal and a larger, more readable font. With 51,000 signs at intersections throughout the city, the project is expected to continue until 2020 or later, given the capacity of producing about 3500 signs per year.
Several weeks ago, new signs were installed at the corner of Bacon Street and “Santa Montica Ave.” in Ocean Beach. Inquiries about the misspelling of the famous resort town neighboring Los Angeles were met with surprise and bemusement by the city worker answering the number provided to report sign issues. She was initially unconvinced that neither manufacturers nor installers of the sign caught the error. “Usually we get people using tape to change the names on the signs to whatever they want,” she explained.
Information on the cost of or time involved in sign production and installation was not available.