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|VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Drivers on southbound Interstate 75 (search) got a surprise Thursday morning from an electronic construction message board.|
The board, which for weeks had been alerting drivers in Genesee County near Clio that construction starts this month, instead greeted them with the message: "Speed Limit 100 MPH Go Go Go."
"We got a call from the state police before 5 this morning [Thursday] and we took care of it," Bill Shreck, regional spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, told The Flint Journal. "We weren't amused."
The speed limit in the area is 70 miles per hour, Shreck said. The sign was the only MDOT message board affected.
The message boards are controlled remotely by a computer through a subcontractor, Shreck said. That company is looking into who changed the board and how.
"We know it wasn't a purposeful act by the contractor, but we don't know if it was hacked into or if it was a disgruntled employee or what," Shreck said.
Highway Sign Tells Drivers to Speed Up