A spelling error has appeared on a traffic sign in Swadlincote for the second time in two days. Sub-contractors employed by Derbyshire County Council do not seem to be locally-based after making two spelling errors on signs designed to alert traffic to future roadworks in the town.
The county council said it apologises on behalf of its sub-contractors and is asking them to check the signs properly before printing.
A new sign has appeared in Civic Way, with the word 'Swadlingcote' printed as it makes motorists aware of a night time road closure ahead.
It comes as the Burton Mail previously reported a sign drawn up by sub-contractors employed by Derbyshire County Council has renamed the authority 'Derbeyshire County Council'.
The misspelt sign, with an extra 'e', reads "Derbeyshire County Council. Road closed here on August 7. For 5 days between 6.30pm and midnight".
In the latest spelling error, the new sign says 'Darklands Road. Swadlingcote. Closed ahead. 6.30pm to midnight. Access only. Follow diversion'.
An alternative route for motorists is A514 Civic Way, Midland Road, Lower Midland Road, Newhall Road, Darklands Road and vice versa.
A Derbyshire County Council spokesperson said: "We’re aware of this spelling error and have taken it up with the sub-contractor who made the sign for us. We apologise on their behalf for this mistake and have asked them to rectify it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, we’re talking to our contractors to help ensure signs are properly checked before they are printed."