Some Humor at CALTRANS

I was cruising CALTRANSDistrict 7 Website looking for some story ideas for next week (and next week is going to be a doozy already) when I happened upon a map of future projects for the LA and Ventura County areas. (Editor’s note: Don’t bother looking for any bike projects).

Now the projects are what you’d expect for a city that preaches environmentalism but believes that sacred cows have four wheels (a road widening here, a bridge replacement/new truck corridor there,) but one project caught my attention. It’s the one entitled Route 1 EA(98765).

Not having been to Catholic school in several years, I have a couple of questions:

1) Is that Latin, was someone writing in tongues, or is it just jiberous?
2) If it is Latin, are we sure that "A great deal o money" is the correct translation?

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