New SC 170 sign: 'Hardeville'

zmurdock@beaufortgazette.comDecember 19, 2013 

DOT signage at SC 170 heading south from Beaufort at the interchange to U.S. 278 seen on December 19, 2013. The DOT accidentally left out an ?E? on new mileage sign on U.S. 278 for our neighbor to the west: ?Hardeville.?

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Everyone needs an editor, including the S.C. Department of Transportation.

An error on a green sign on S.C. 170, at the on-ramp to westbound U.S. 278 in Okatie, directs motorists to Hilton Head Island, Sun City, Savannah and "Hardeville."

"(An error) doesn't happen often, but when it does, people definitely let us know," said Maurice Allen, a DOT maintenance engineer in Beaufort.

A sign with Hardeeville spelled correctly should come in about two weeks. The DOT's signs are made by contractors, who pay for corrected signs, Allen said.

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