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Awkward double typo spotted amid frustration over 'confusing' new interchange

The new section of road has already copped backlash, but now motorists have noticed another amusing detail.

It just goes from bad to worse for this controversial new interchange.

Commuters using the newly opened section of road, that's already copped backlash for being "clearly confusing" have pointed out yet another awkward blunder at the bustling "spaghetti junction" — a double typo printed onto the road at one of its busiest spots.

The new interchange at Rozelle, in Sydney's Inner West, has been years in the making and formally opened to the public on Sunday.

It was intended to connect drivers to the M4 and M8 tunnels, the City West Link, the Western Distributor and give access the Anzac Bridge with a toll-free bypass of Victoria Road, but has already faced immense criticism from Sydneysiders over it's confusing signage and painful choke points.

The apparent typo in Rozelle.
The apparent typo tells drivers 'buses expected' instead of 'buses excepted'. Source: Twitter

Double typo along major Sydney thoroughfare

On Monday and Tuesday, just two days after its launch, commuters said it took almost an hour to travel from Rozelle to the Anzac Bridge, as locals grapple with the changed traffic conditions.

Now, eagled-eyed drivers have pointed out a typo that appears just metres from the main intersection along Victoria Road, which has long been prone to congestion prior to the new opening.

The typo, which appears in the left hand turning lane at the intersection at Darling Street — not once, but twice, — reads: "Buses expected", instead of "excepted".

Online, Aussies poked fun at the blunder, making light of the clear mistake.

"If I was a road, I'd expect buses too," one joked. "I get my bus near there and I'm constantly expecting buses that don't show, so seems accurate," another said.

The troubled Rozelle Interchange pictured in traffic.
The troubled interchange has been branded 'spaghetti junction' for its weaving roads. Source: Google Maps.

Confusion lingers after Rozelle Interchange opening

Now in its fourth day of accepting commuters, Inner West residents continue to take issue with the chaotic strip, in particular signage that has reportedly baffled drivers.

One of new signs suggested there was a toll for the tunnel from the Iron Cove Bridge to Anzac Bridge when it is actually free, resulting in those trying to avoid a fee desperately trying to switch lanes and get onto Victoria Road — causing the traffic build-up.

The troubled Rozelle Interchange.
Commuters spent 40 minutes travelling just metres earlier this week as locals grapple with the changed traffic conditions. Source: 9News.

"Clearly it's confusing, that spaghetti junction is difficult to navigate and a lot of cars' GPS haven't caught up," NSW Premier Chris Minns said earlier this week.

"We'll change that sign and I understand the Minister for Roads is putting up those portable electronic signs to show people that you can use that road in particular and not pay the toll."

New road signage has since been added in response to the confusion.

Inner West Council has been contacted for comment by Yahoo in relation to the typo and ongoing congestion.

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