Fixed a freeway sign.
January 1, 2009 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Read a story in the LA times a decade ago, can't remember the details: a man fixed a misleading freeway sign by himself.

It was a Los Angeles-area freeway-- maybe the 5 or the 405? There was a sign that gave motorists the wrong instructions for getting onto another freeway, or something like that. This man painstakingly researched the style of signs, found really obscure materials, and drove a van to the sign and climbed up to fix it. Google is failing me-- anyone remember the details or have a link to the article?
posted by acidic to Travel & Transportation around Los Angeles, LA (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
No but two men were arrested this past summer for correcting signs with grammatical errors in National Parks and then bragging about it on their blog...
posted by olddogeyes at 11:54 AM on January 1, 2009

Best answer: I think you are looking for Richard Ankrom's work. Here is his web site with tons of documentation and photographs.
posted by kathryn at 11:57 AM on January 1, 2009 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Perfect, thank you!
posted by acidic at 12:01 PM on January 1, 2009

just for kicks, here's a link to the ground below the sign.
posted by notsnot at 12:15 PM on January 1, 2009

And the Metafilter discussion!
posted by zsazsa at 2:13 PM on January 1, 2009

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