Misspelled street sign raises questions

Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 18:28:38-04

Is it Humbolt... or Humboldt? 

A street sign on Buffalo's East Side erroneously spells the street without the letter 'D.'

Neighbors pointed out to 7 Eyewitness News errors on other street signs, including Hughes and Blaine both listed as a street instead of an avenue.

City spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says there are 140,000 traffic signs across the city and the 'Humbolt' sign is likely human error. DeGeorge says it will be fixed. 

As for the 'street' versus 'avenue,' issue, DeGeorge said the city is 150 years old and some roads have historic listings as both. 

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