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Phoenix traffic sign mistakenly instructed drivers to drive wrong-way

Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 12:58:21-04

PHOENIX — A Goodyear Uber driver was out working in Phoenix when he noticed something so strange, he had to take a photo.

Joshua, who did not want to go on camera, posted to Twitter that picture he snapped at 75th Avenue and McDowell Road. It showed an incorrect sign that was directing traffic to drive the wrong-way.

In the tweet, he wrote:

By getting all of us involved, Joshua got results almost immediately.

After the sign sat like that for more than a month, the sign was fixed within 12 hours after the city of Phoenix saw the tweet and the Operation Safe Roads brand attached to it.

The city asks that drivers report any incorrect signs by phone, by calling 602-262-6449. You can also report missing signs here.