Hucknall ring road sign gets numbers wrong

New sign on Hucknall's inner relief road gets the road numbers wrong
New sign on Hucknall's inner relief road gets the road numbers wrong

Drivers on Hucknall’s new inner relief road could be in for a long diversion after a signpost was put up with the wrong road number.

Instead of displaying directions for the A611, from Hucknall to Nottingham, the sign reads the A511 - a road which normally runs from Foston in South Derbyshire to Markfield in Leicestershire.

Dispatch reader Alan Barker said: “An observant friend of mine, Mr Naylor of Hucknall, spotted that on the new Hucknall inner relief road, someone has put a wrong road number on one of the new signs.

“Thought I would tell you, we don’t want everyone ending up in Leicester?”

The new road was opened in November to ease traffic problems in Hucknall town centre, as part of a £12.9m regeneration project.

The A511 road is a 21-mile stretch of mainly single-carriageway road which runs northwest and links the towns of Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Burton upon Trent.