US 159 in Holt County

Mistaken direction for US 159 in Holt County, Mo.
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Lance (taken May 2000)

In the "oops" category is this sign assembly on US 159 in northwest Missouri near Oregon. Why is it an "oops"? US 159 is usually labeled as a north-south highway, as shown in at least one confusing sign assembly where US 159 is concurrent with Missouri 111. The mix-up is understandable, as much of US 159 really does run in an east-west direction.