Townsfolk notice something odd about new signs at Broadway

Sign at Broadway
MEET ME ON BROADWAY…The sign at Broadway in Ballymena which says Broadway is four minutes away.

RESIDENTS have noticed something odd about new signage in the Broadway area of Ballymena.

New direction signs have gone up giving estimated walking times to a number of areas of the town.

But some of the directional plates at Broadway have caught the attention of the public for the wrong reasons.

That’s because one sign says Broadway is ‘four minutes’ away when the sign is actually positioned in Broadway.

Another sign at Broadway says it is only a five minute walk to Ballymena bus and train station.

The signs led to criticism on social media with one man saying not even the late Sir Roger Bannister – the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes – could have made the journey in that time.

A Mid & East Antrim Borough Council spokesman told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “Ballymena’s Public Realm Scheme works are currently being finalised as part of the £4million investment in the town centre.

“Interchangeable plates were temporarily placed on new signposts and are currently being positioned in their final places to direct visitors to some of our more popular locations.”

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