It was a little random honestly… I was like huh, this is a weird sign,” said John Hayes of Albuquerque.

New Mexicans like Hayes have definitely questioned the sign in kilometers just outside Santa Fe.

“I’ve never seen a sign anywhere in the country I guess that says kilometers,” said Hayes.

So why was the sign put here in the first place? A spokesperson for the State Department of Transportation said it was put up about 10 years ago, when Bill Richardson was governor.

At the time, the department was considering moving towards the metric system, but then realized the idea wasn’t going to catch on. dummy post

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