A spelling error on a new road sign has caused amusement among Buckinghamshire drivers.

The misprinted road sign was spotted on the new stretch of road built by the HS2 in Wendover.

The HS2 is constructing a 450m long Wendover Dead Viaduct as part of the controversial high-speed railway project, which has led to queueing traffic and diversions in the area.

Here is the picture of the faulty road sign. 

Bucks Free Press: The road sign in Wendover The road sign in Wendover (Image: Anonymous)

An eagle-eyed resident posted a picture of the sign social media directing drivers to ‘Princess Risborough’ instead of Princes Risborough.

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Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for transport Steven Broadbent commented the blunder: “This sign was installed by HS2 contractors as part of a temporary diversion.

“We have contacted the company in charge of the signs and have asked that a new, amended sign be erected as soon as possible to avoid any further confusion.”

Bucks Free Press: An artist's impression of the HS2 Wendover Dean ViaductAn artist's impression of the HS2 Wendover Dean Viaduct (Image: HS2 Ltd)

Picture of the sign sparked a debate on social media with residents asking why Princes Risborough is spelt without an apostrophe.