A typo on a sign along the Willis Avenue Bridge is confusing some commuters.
The northbound exit sign alerts drivers to Interstate 287, instead of the correct Interstate 278.
NBCNewYork viewer Cecil Shepherd tipped us off to the snafu.
Fordham University student, Andrew Colianti, who uses the bridge daily to get to the Bronx campus, agrees "that area can be very misleading for drivers who may be crossing the bridge for the first time. This just makes it worse."
After NBCNewYork made a few calls, the NYC Department of Transportation confirmed the error.
The sign will be fixed by the weekend, according to DOT press secretary Scott Gastel.
Who would install a traffic island that forces drivers to go perilously close to speeding trains to make a turn?
If your answer is the New York City Department of Transportation, you’d be right.
“The fact that the DOT engineers could have approved this, it boggles the mind,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Queens.
Halloran said that’s not the only thing that boggles the mind. In addition to the new traffic island near the Little Neck train station, DOT engineers also installed a sign that makes it illegal to make a right turn during morning and evening rush hours. So your choice is to make an illegal right turn and risk a ticket or make a legal left turn and risk your life.
“Someone is going to get killed,” Halloran said.
A new study suggests that New York City’s new bike lanes are causing too much trouble – and danger, as well.
A report on the bike lanes is to be released Friday by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the Daily News reports. The study is suggesting that the plan, originally intended to make a safer city, is having the opposite effect.
And as it turns out, bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists and even police may all share a part in the blame.
As New Yorkers apparently are still trying to figure out how to deal with all the new bike lines, people are getting hurt.
During a three day period, Stringer’s staff observed 1,700 safety violations – with only two summonses given out, according to the report.
Maybe the bikers were drunk.