Metric signs on roads in the U.S.
This Web page is devoted to examples of signs showing metric measurements (mostly on roads) in the U.S.
Viewers are encouraged to send examples of other metric signs, including information on where the signs are located and when the photographs were taken, to the USMA Webmaster.
There are two ways to view the signs:
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Not all signs shown meet current standards; see the MUTCD standards for metric road signs in the U.S..
Only states with sign photos are clickable. Some items cross state lines, so the same signs may appear on more than one state's page.
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Big Sur, CA
Metric distance sign on Route 1, Los Padres National Forest, Gorda, CA.
Willow River State Park, WI
Metric distance sign for Willow Falls Trail in Willow River State Park near Hudson WI.
Colonial Parkway, VA
Metric distance sign
on the Colonial Parkway that extends from Yorktown to Jamestown VA.
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester NY
Metric and customary distance sign in the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester NY.
Locust Valley, NY
Metric and customary distance sign in Locust Valley, NY.
Metric and customary distance sign during road construction in Pacifica, CA.
Mt. Diablo State Park, CA
Metric and customary distance sign in Mt. Diablo State Park, CA.
Highway 101 near L.A. and I-15 in the Mojave Desert, CA
Metric and customary distance signs, one northwest of Los Angeles on Highway 101 and a similar one on I-15 in the Mojave Desert, CA.
Imperial Express SuperChair elevation sign
A metric elevation sign at the top of the Imperial Express SuperChair ski lift at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge CO.
Corkscrew Swamp, Naples, FL
Metric distance signs on the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp, Naples, FL.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, GA
Metric distance sign at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park outside Atlanta GA.
I-89 between Montpelier and Waterbury VT
Metric distance sign on I-89 between Montpelier and Waterbury VT.
Harriman Trail, Sun Valley ID
Distance marker on the Harriman Trail in Sun Valley ID.
Eliza Furnace Trail, Pittsburgh PA
Distance markers along the Eliza Furnace Trail in Pittsburgh PA.
Street name sign at the intersection of Metric Blvd and Centimeter Cir in Austin, TX.
Pope County, IL
Street name sign with metric distance measurement in Pope County, IL.
Santa Barbara, CA
Metric and customary speed limit sign seen while driving into the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
Metric distance sign at Natural Bridges National Monument, UT.
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Metric speed limit signs at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.
East Syracuse, NY
Metric and customary Adopt-a-Highway sign sponsored by East Syracuse-Minoa High School in East Syracuse, NY.
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
Metric and customary height sign inside the Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis.
Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana
Metric and customary elevation sign at Logan Pass, the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway at the Continental Divide, in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Tennessee: Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Knoxville
Metric and customary distance signs on I-24 eastbound near Chattanooga, I-75 southbound near Cleveland, TN, and I-75 southbound near Knoxville.
Yellowstone National Park
Metric and customary elevation sign atop Wyoming's Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park.
Death Valley, CA
Metric and customary elevation sign at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the U.S., in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Photograph taken in March 2004 by Paul Sallmen of Burnaby, BC.
Newton County, GA
Metric and customary speed limit sign in Newton County GA. Image provided by Thomas Udell, P.E. (Picture taken 2004.)
Metric and customary hospital distance sign at the intersection of Rockaway Turnpike and Central Avenue in Lawrence, NY. Image provided by Tom Li. (Picture taken 2005 June.)
JFK Airport, New York City
Metric and customary speed limit sign at the beginning of the exit ramp at Terminal 3 of JFK Airport (Jamaica NY [Queens]). Note that the symbol for kilometers incorrectly has a capital K, and that the division symbol (slash) and hour (h) are missing from the metric side. Image provided by Tom Li. (Picture taken 2004 August.)
Metric and customary speed limit signs. (Pictures taken 2004 July.) There are many of these signs on Highway 37 bypass on the northwest side of Mitchell, SD.
Alabama route 177
A kilometer marking post located along northbound Alabama route 177, one of the few remaining kilometer markers that once graced all Interstate, U.S., and State highways within Alabama. (Picture taken by Andy Field and Alex Nitzman in 2002, Webmasters of Welcome to South East Roads @ AARoads.com.)
Old Westbury, NY
Metric distance sign located at the intersection of I.U. Willets Road and Guinea Woods Road in Old Westbury NY, just off Exit 30 of the Northern State Parkway. Image provided by Tom Li. (Picture taken 2004 May.)
I-293 near Manchester, NH
Metric distance signs on I-293 near Manchester, NH. Images courtesy of USMA member John Woelflein.
Metric distance sign on the Durham Freeway (NC Highway 147) somewhere around mile marker 9 between downtown and Research Triangle Park. Image courtesy of Jimmey Storey.
Metric-oriented restaurant signs from USMA members Jim Elwell, who supplied a photograph of a sign for La Caille restaurant in Salt Lake City UT, and Joe Mayer, the owner of the White Oaks Restaurant in Westlake OH (a western suburb of Cleveland OH). Both signs appeared in the 2002 Nov/Dec issue of Metric Today.
Dover/Smyrna bypass, Delaware State Route 1
Metric signs for the Dover/Smyrna bypass section of Delaware State Route 1 were installed in metric to conform with what were, in 1993, the current Federal Guidelines. It was Delaware's first metric highway, including kilometer markers! The kilometer marking posts and the corresponding exit numbers remain, but the other signs were revised to miles. Information provided by Michael Williams, Community Relations Officer, DelDOT Public Relations. Images courtesy of the DelDOT Website.
Whalers Way in Fort Collins, CO
Metric distance on traffic-calming (speed bump) signs on Whalers Way (street) in Fort Collins CO. (Pictures taken 2003 September.) These are the only two such signs in the city, one at each end of this stretch of road.
U.S. 7 between Manchester and Bennington, VT
Metric elevation sign, southbound on U.S. 7 between Manchester and Bennington VT. Image courtesy of James D. Teresco.
Metric distance signs on Maine Turnpike, I-95 North, and at the western terminus of I-195. Images courtesy of James D. Teresco.
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