Clitheroe residents have pointed out a ‘sign blunder’ as a road prepares to close for months, from today (April 15).

Castle Street in Clitheroe will be completely closed from now until July 31. It will be open to pedestrians and shoppers.

Residents were quick to point out an unfortunate spelling error with the road sign that notifies passers-by about the closure.

The council said it creates thousands of signs each year adding that it is sorry for the spelling error.

The sign said “sorry for any ‘inconveniance’”, misspelling inconvenience.

One commenter said: “Only in Clitheroe”.

“Oh dear that is embarrassing,” another said.

A third commenter said: “Who signed the road sign off?”

The closure is so the council can undertake a £600,000 revamp of the area.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Council said: "We create thousands of signs every year to keep people informed about roadworks and don't often make errors, however, we're sorry for this spelling mistake and will get it corrected as soon as we can."

The road closure is part of the council’s £600,000 revamp of the area. The work is part of a public realm improvement project being carried out jointly between Lancashire County Council and Ribble Valley Council.

The works will comprise of the narrowing and reconstruction of the carriageway, widening footways, and the removal of the step on Castle Street near the junction with Parsons Lane and Castle Gate.

The works will use high-quality materials for both footways and carriageway, along with new local signage, parking and loading restrictions, benches, bollards and other street furniture.

The improvements include disabled bays to improve access for disabled people who need to access the town centre.