US Route 57 is quite the anomaly among US routes. For one thing, it is quite short for a two-digit route, only about a hundred miles long, and entirely within the state of Texas. Additionally, it bears an odd number, which would normally imply a north-south heading. However, US Route 57 is clearly an east-west highway. The number also implies that it should be much further to the east than it is. All of these oddities can be explained by how the route came to come by its number, though. In Piedras Negras, across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, US 57 becomes Mexico’s Federal Highway 57. US 57–Mexico 57 is the only such numbering continuation across the international border.
We’ve recreated the Texas US Route 57 sign to the exact standards historically used by the state of Texas. Our sign is an exact duplicate of the ones used in 1970, when the highway was first established. Original signs of this style often cost many hundreds of dollars—if they ever come to market, that is. Our replica, at just a fraction of the price, simply makes too much financial sense to pass up.
Our high-quality signs are flat printed on 14-gauge steel, with completely accurate layout and fonts. We’ve made this one available in four sizes, from 12 inches up to 36 inches. It is non-reflective and a perfect display piece, indoors or outdoors. If you’d like a sign like this with a different state name or route number, just contact Jake! We can also make signs with embossed lettering or embedded reflectors.