DRIVERS have been left scratching their heads after newly installed road signs – including one pointing towards an airport – led motorists in the wrong direction.
Baffled road users had to go back on themselves after following the incorrect signs on the Brocklesby crossroads in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Contractors recently replaced the former wooden signpost on the B1211 road – which was knocked down – with four new signs directing motorists to various locations including Humberside Airport, Brigg, Caistor and Immingham, Grimsby Live reported.
The signs that were supposed to lead drivers north and south instead pointed towards east and west, and vice versa.
The mishap likely saw puzzled drivers end up on a completely different side of town.
“I know the area and knew the signs were wrong straight away,” one driver said.
“For people not from the area, it’s going to be quite confusing and they’ll end up driving a few miles out of their way to get where they want to.
“If they follow the sign to the airport, they’re going to end up going via Ulceby, but if the sign was pointing the right way, they’d be there in minutes.
“If they followed the Immingham sign, they’d never end up in Immingham, because it’s pointing in the direction of Grimsby.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire County Council confirmed that the signs have since been corrected.
They said: “The contractor has been notified and will be returning as soon as possible to correct the signage.
“We apologise for any confusion caused to motorists.”
It comes as villagers fumed over roundabout sign which again sent drivers in the wrong direction.
Residents called council officials and housing developers ridiculous for the “embarrassing” blunder.
Elsewhere, motorists were left baffled due to an embarrassing road sign error.
Stunned locals observed that two signs were said to be still wrong after more than a year, despite the local authority’s plans to have them replaced.