Highway map showing the current and historic system of US routes
30 60 $30.00 - $60.00
This map, printed on paper, shows the US highway system (originally commissioned in 1926, predating the Interstate highway system by about 30 years). Line color differentiates 1- and 2-digit "parent" routes, 3-digit "child" routes, and decommissioned routes. Current and historic endpoints are labeled. Available in two sizes; more details below.
This map shows the entire system of US routes.* One- and two-digit main routes (or "parent" routes) are depicted with purple lines; three-digit branch routes (or "child" routes) are shown in blue; decommissioned routes are red. Locations of current and historic endpoints are labeled. Hover over the images above to see examples.
*Note: US highways are not the same as Interstate highways. The focus of this map is the US route system, which was originally commissioned in 1926, and which predates the Interstate highway system by about 30 years. Main (one- and two-digit) Interstate routes are shown on this map, but only for reference, and they are not labeled.
The map is printed on 20 lb. bond paper (which is the same thickness as typical office copy paper). The map was originally designed for the 3' x 4' configuration, and the labels are more legible at that size. If the map will be displayed on a wall, the 3' x 4' size is the best option in most cases. At the 2' x 3' size, the labels are still legible, but one needs to be closer to the map in order to read it. The smaller size makes the 2' x 3' map easier to transport.
Prices shown here are valid for U.S. customers only. Your map will be rolled in a cardboard tube in order to avoid creases, shipped via UPS, and it should reach almost any address within three days. Alternatively, if there is a Staples office supply store near you, you can save on shipping charges by opting to pick up your printed map at the store. When ordering, use the "Delivery" pop-up menu to choose "I will pick up at Staples". Then, in the "Review and submit order" section, use the "Note to seller" field to indicate the address of the specific Staples store you want to use.