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Oops: DOT misspells former Gov's name


State transportation officials have misspelled the name of one of Connecticut's former governors on signs in Danbury.

State Department of Transportation officials forgot former Gov. William O'Neill spelled his name with two "l's," not one.

In the 1980s, O'Neill was responsible for proposing a massive infrastructure plan during his tenure, according to the NewsTimes.

The misspelled signs, which stand along Interstate 84 at exit 4, have just one "l."

The DOT, who have admitted to the error, have already fixed one of the signs and will fix another in the near future. It is not clear if the sign will be replaced or a "L" will be added to the current one.

The misspelled signs are part of a $4 million project to replace thousands of signs along I-84 near the New York border.

The DOT said the cost of fixing the sign is negligible.

This isn't the first time the DOT has come under fire for misspelling something on a road sign.

The DOT came under fire last year after a sign at exit 5 on I-84 in Danbury read Putman Park rather than Putnam Park.

To read the article in the NewsTimes, click here.

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