After decades of planning and construction, which cost approximately $4 billion, a road project on Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton was completed and officially opened on Saturday.
The sign on had previously been programed with a standard message announcing the completion of the work, but photos and videos appearing on social media showed a far less traditional, and more vulgar, wording.
A spokeswoman for the Transportation Ministry said in a statement to the National Post that the sign was changed immediately after they were alerted.
“Two thousand people worked very hard to bring this project to completion, and there’s obviously a lot of pride in that work,” spokeswoman Aileen Machell said a statement on Sunday. “It seems someone changed the sign as part of the celebrations; however, the wording is not the kind we would use and we had it changed immediately.”
It is unclear who changed the sign, or whether they face disciplinary action.