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A crude, digital construction sign is getting plenty of attention on social media in Edmonton after it purportedly appeared on Anthony Henday Drive just hours after the northeast leg of the ring road was completed.
A video of the sign was posted to Facebook Saturday night and shows a digital sign flashing, “NEW NORTH A. HENDAY…NOW OPEN..WE DONE B*TCHES.”
The northeast portion of Anthony Henday Drive was opened to the public on Saturday after four years of construction and finally marks the end of ring road construction in Alberta’s capital.
WATCH BELOW: A controversial digital message marking the completion of the northeast leg of Anthony Henday Drive has sparked social media reaction. Slav Kornik reports.
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Social media reacts to controversial Anthony Henday Drive sign
Social media reacts to controversial Anthony Henday Drive sign – Oct 3, 2016
READ MORE: IN PHOTOS: Final leg of Anthony Henday Drive opens to motoristsIt is not clear who put up the message. Late Sunday afternoon, Alberta’s Transportation Ministry provided a statement to Global News to say it was aware of the prank.“Two-thousand people worked very hard to bring this project to completion and there’s obviously a lot of pride in that work,” a ministry spokesperson said. “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.”