ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two different speed limit signs are posted in one spot in Northeast Albuquerque and drivers don’t know which one they’re supposed to follow.
The two signs are directly across from each other on Indian School Road, just east of Louisiana Boulevard.
They’ve been there for more than a month now.
“One says 25, one says 35,” Sara Tuzel said.
“That’s very confusing,” Olivia Drumm said.
The city said no one has bothered to say anything until KRQE News 13 started asking questions.
According to the city, the speed limit traveling east up Indian School is supposed to be 35 mph.
The city said contractors were doing underground utility work in the area that started at the beginning of October and lasted two weeks.
Contractors typically hire barricading companies to help with traffic control and street maintenance. The city said the barricading company is responsible for putting up and taking down any barricades or signs when the project is complete.
In this case, crews forgot and one of the “25 mph” signs was left up for more than a month.
Drivers said not only are the two signs confusing but the perfect excuse to get out of a speeding citation.
“I guess you have a good argument if you get stopped,” Drumm said.
The sings were fixed just Friday.