O dam it! Someone can’t spell Awoonga

IT should be as easy as ABC, but the Department of Transport and Main Roads couldn't get the basics right when it misspelt Lake Awoonga as Lake Awonga on a Bruce Hwy road sign.

Up to $10,000 may have been wasted by the department in the region, with the blunder coming on the heels of the misprint Bungaberg (Bundaberg).

Gladstone resident Yvette Luckock said she was sorely tempted to drive down to the sign and put in a caret and the missing "O".

"It's interesting that there have been two signs stuffed up within the area in a short space of time," she said.

"Either TMR is having trouble with its English or there's something else going on.

"Once again TMR has to take down the signs, have them reprinted and spelt correctly."

"It could cost up to $10,000 - what a waste."

Jannita Wilson wrote online: "I was wondering how long it would take for someone to point this out.

"I have a giggle every time I drive past this to take my kids to school.

"Someone definitely needs to learn how to spell."

A TMR spokesperson said, "We are aware of the incorrect spelling of the Lake Awoonga sign, and expect to have a new sign installed by the end of this week.

"The sign was installed about four weeks ago.

"We budget annually for thousands of road signs across the region, and this replacement sign will not impact our schedule of works."

TMR would not say how much replacing the sign would cost.


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