[This post has been updated]
They Fixed It! DDOT fixed the signs on Feb. 3.
Sign snafus in Northwest D.C. are flummoxing residents and passersby. Sean Wieland, a See Click Fix member, reported that a street sign in the Brightwood neighborhood at 5631 Colorado Ave. appears to be facing the wrong direction.
Wieland also spotted a Madison Street sign at 5624 13th St. NW not pointed in the right direction.
The District Department of Transportation was not aware of the wayward signs but are now having them fixed, which can cost about $80 per location, said John Lisle, a spokesman for the department.
Signs can twist and turn due to high winds and/or being hit by a large truck, he said. It is not common for signs to turn without outside forces causing them to turn.
While it happens, Lisle said that they seldom get reports on signs getting knocked off track.
"Staff members will have to remove the old banding material (attachment hardware) from the signs, reposition the signs to face in the correct direction and reinstall signs using new banding material," he said.