How To: Label lines with a line marker symbol at specified intervals
Instructions provided create routes from lines and specify hatch marker symbols at specified intervals. It is not currently possible to set a label or a line marker symbol to recognize distances along a line.
Follow the steps below.
Create a new Route feature class in the same geodatabase as the line feature class using ArcCatalog.
Right-click the geodatabase and select New > Feature Class.
Type a name for the new feature class.
Select This feature class will store ESRI simple features, and click Next.
If the geodatabase is a personal geodatabase, skip the next step and click Next.
Select a configuration keyword and click Next.
Click the field to the right of Allow NULL values, click the drop-down arrow and select No to prevent null shapes from being stored.
Click the field to the right of Geometry Type, click the drop-down arrow and select Line for the feature type.
Click the field to the right of Contains M values, click the drop-down arrow and select Yes.
Click the Spatial Reference Properties button.
Click Select, Import, or New to set the coordinate system for the feature class.
When finished setting the coordinate system click OK to return to the New Feature Class dialog.
Paste the original line feature class into the newly created routes feature class in ArcMap and save the edits.