Georgia Gwinnett College sign misspelled along Highway 316

Georgia Gwinnett College sign misspelled along Highway 316

The Department of Transportation was a letter short and an hour late Wednesday in noticing a sign along Highway 316 pointing to “Georgia Gwinett College.” (Spoiler alert: an “n” is missing in Gwinett.)

Observant motorists noticed the mistake before any DOT or college officials picked up on it.

The DOT, which just spent $52.7 million on the new Collins Hill Bridge on Highway 316, said the misspelling was a human error, 11Alive reports.

Natalie Dale, a spokeswoman for the DOT, said that the sign was a project done by a separate contractor.

“Apparently, whoever [the contractor] used as the manufacturer for their signs had a misspelling in one of their signs,” Dale said.

The sign will be taken down and fixed or replaced with a correct sign at no extra charge, Dale said.

Merri Brantley, a spokeswoman with the school, said GGC was not involved in making the sign.

“We had nothing to do with that,” she said. “That’s all DOT.”

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