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Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« on: April 10, 2011, 02:16:49 AM »

This is probably the farthest distance on a mileage sign that I've seen personally.


Mileage Sign on Interstate 15 Northbound for the first time mentions the distance to Salt Lake City by bigmikelakers, on Flickr

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 08:09:12 AM »

Is not there one for Cove Fort, UT on I-70 in Maryland at its begining?
Does not US 50 have one for Scaramento in Ocean City, MD and one for Ocean City in Sacramento.  See US Ends.com for photos.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 10:22:17 AM »

But those are novelty signs, whereas this one is legitimate.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 01:08:03 PM »

There was one on westbound I-80 between Park City and Salt Lake that listed Reno, 551 miles away. I don't think that mileage sign still stands though...
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 01:36:35 PM »

This is probably the farthest distance on a mileage sign that I've seen personally.


Mileage Sign on Interstate 15 Northbound for the first time mentions the distance to Salt Lake City by bigmikelakers, on Flickr
I have probably driven by that sign a million times.  I always wondered why they sign Salt Lake City in the California desert.  Especially in Baker.

I heard there was one for Los Angeles in New Mexico on I-40 westbound that was for over 1,000 miles.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 01:42:28 PM »


I heard there was one for Los Angeles in New Mexico on I-40 westbound that was for over 1,000 miles.

I think it is gone.  The distance was 1034 miles, if I recall correctly.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 01:47:44 PM »


I heard there was one for Los Angeles in New Mexico on I-40 westbound that was for over 1,000 miles.

I think it is gone.  The distance was 1034 miles, if I recall correctly.
Do you have or know of any picture of that sign? 
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2011, 02:12:42 PM »

Actually this is the longest distance I've seen on a mileage sign now that I think about it. But, its not an "official" mileage sign though.


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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 02:39:53 PM »

I know I've posted this one in a similar thread before.  The largest "legitimate" number I've seen is along the Alaska Highway south/east of Whitehorse:


Of course, this is in kilometers, so it figures to around 660 miles.

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 02:55:57 PM »

there are matching 3073s on the ends of US-50 in Sacramento, CA and Ocean City, MD.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 06:57:29 PM »


I heard there was one for Los Angeles in New Mexico on I-40 westbound that was for over 1,000 miles.

I think it is gone.  The distance was 1034 miles, if I recall correctly.
Do you have or know of any picture of that sign?  

I just happen to have one right here. The number is 1,007 miles. This is, I believe, from spring 1983. Apologies for the crappy quality -- it's from a Polaroid SX70 print; I played with the sharpening a bit to make the sign more readable.

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 07:00:18 PM »

very nice!  I wish I had grabbed a photo of that sign in Jan '05 when it was still there.  I looked for it in Sept '06 and by then it was gone.

even the distance to Flagstaff is impressive!  :-D
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 07:52:15 PM »

Longest on any freeway in Canada is Kilometre 828 on Highway 401 at the Ontario/Quebec border. In Quebec Highway 401 becomes Autoroute 20.



The last exit number is 825.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 09:02:57 PM »

Longest on any freeway in Canada is Kilometre 828 on Highway 401 at the Ontario/Quebec border. In Quebec Highway 401 becomes Autoroute 20.



The last exit number is 825.


I think the highest exit number on an Interstate is 880 in Texas on I-10. Could there be a US Hwy higher?

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 09:20:44 PM »

There's an "Omaha - 525" on I-80 just east of Laramie

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 09:59:59 PM »

East of El Paso on I-10 there is a distance of 548 miles to San Antonio
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2011, 10:36:41 PM »


I heard there was one for Los Angeles in New Mexico on I-40 westbound that was for over 1,000 miles.

I think it is gone.  The distance was 1034 miles, if I recall correctly.
Do you have or know of any picture of that sign? 

I just happen to have one right here. The number is 1,007 miles. This is, I believe, from spring 1983. Apologies for the crappy quality -- it's from a Polaroid SX70 print; I played with the sharpening a bit to make the sign more readable.


What does the top line say? I can tell it's Albuquerque but I can't read the mileage. I remember seeing the sign too but I couldn't remember exactly where it was.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2011, 10:43:12 PM »

216 miles.  the sign was near San Jon.

that sign looks like it is button copy.  In any case, it seems to have a non-reflective background.  I remember one with a reflective background in 2005; looks to have been a direct replacement.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2011, 10:51:58 PM »

If it was button copy, then it must have been a one-off because NM swore off button copy in the mid-1950's.  The first Interstate signs in NM used Scotchlite for foreground elements.

I-70 used to have, and may still have, a sign near Topeka giving the distance to Denver as 560 miles.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 10:55:41 PM »

If it was button copy, then it must have been a one-off because NM swore off button copy in the mid-1950's.  The first Interstate signs in NM used Scotchlite for foreground elements.


this being New Mexico, just because they swore off something doesn't mean they don't use it on occasion!  :-D

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 11:12:34 PM »

I think there is one goint west bound on I-10 as you enter Texas from Lousiana which lists El Paso at around 878 miles.
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2011, 11:58:09 PM »

This is the longest I can remember seeing in QC that isn't in a ridiculously remote area: Toronto, 510.

http://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&ll=45.389152,-73.978317&spn=0,0.016544&z=16&layer=c&cbll=45.389294,-73.977867&panoid=onjFejvYmBuk17D3mffxBA&cbp=12,264.26,,2,3.21

If you do want a ridiculously remote one, there's this sign at the entrance of the James Bay Road. I think it's interesting as there's almost strictly nothing along this road, except those destinations. Those are NOT major/touristic destinations, strictly speaking.

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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2011, 12:05:47 AM »

on that road there is a stretch of 381km without services.  Basically, there's a gas station partway through (the other stretch is only 240km), but I don't remember if it's 1/3 of the way, or 2/3.

there is a sign that says "next services 381km".
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2011, 04:30:54 AM »

Here's one I have seen many times over the years of roadtrips through California to visit relatives. Pic courtesy of AARoads:
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Re: Longest Distance On A Mileage Sign?
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2011, 06:00:55 AM »



Apparently, that is accurate mileage.
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