BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Both directions Construction 9.5 km east of Rainbow Pass to 12.4 km west of Agate Creek Bridge (3.6 km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 27. Updated on Mon Apr 23 at 9:36 am PDT. (ID# -68587)
Highway 16 Both directions Sweeping from Port Edward Turnoff to 27.7 km east of Rainbow Pass (40.5 km), 7:00 am to 3:00 pm daily through Apr 27. Watch for slow moving vehicle. Updated on Wed Apr 18 at 10:56 am PDT. (ID# -68527)
Highway 16 Both directions Sweeping from Wakefield Road, 30 kilometers west of Houston to Houston (31.4 km), 7:30 am to 2:00 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 27. Watch for slow moving vehicles. Updated on Mon Apr 23 at 11:03 am PDT. (ID# -68625)
Highway 16 Both directions Ditching at Perow, 21 kilometers east of Houston 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thu Apr 26. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 26 at 8:13 am PDT. (ID# -68706)
Highway 16 Both directions Bridge Maintenance 4 km west of Top of Priestly Hill 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thu Apr 26. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 26 at 8:14 am PDT. (ID# -68708)
Highway 16 Both directions Maintenance at Fort Fraser 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily on Apr 26. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 26 at 6:36 am PDT. (ID# -68698)
Highway 16 Both directions Sweeping 7.5 km west of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Prince George to Prince George (8 km), 6:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu through May 14. Updated on Wed Apr 11 at 6:28 pm PDT. (ID# -68369)
Highway 16 Westbound Maintenance 1.8 km east of Prince George to 2.1 km east of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Prince George (260 m), 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 27. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Apr 16 at 2:47 pm PDT. (ID# -68451)

Highway 16 Weather Locations

Prince Rupert     Terrace     Smithers     Prince George     Vanderhoof

General Route Information

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BC Ferries takes Highway 16 from the Queen Charlotte Islands across the Hecate Strait for 172 km (107 mi) due northeast to its landing at Prince Rupert.

From Prince Rupert, Highway 16 begins its winding route east through the Coast Mountain Ranges. Following the Skeena River, the highway travels for 151 km (94 mi) to the city of Terrace. Highway 37 merges onto Highway 16 in Terrace, and the two highways share a common alignment for 91 km (57 mi) northeast to the Kitwanga junction, where Highway 37 diverges north. Another 43 km (27 mi) northeast, Highway 16 reaches New Hazelton, where it then veers southeast along the Bulkley River. 68 km (42 mi) later, the highway reaches the town of Smithers, proceeding southeast another 64 km (40 mi) to the village of Houston.

At Houston, Highway 16 begins a parallel course along the Nechako River, proceeding 81 km (50 mi) east to its junction with Highway 35 at Burns Lake. 128 km (80 mi) east, after passing through the hamlet of Fraser Lake, Highway 16 reaches its junction with Highway 27 in the town of Vanderhoof. 97 km (60 mi) east of Vanderhoof, Highway 16 reaches its B.C. midpoint as it enters the city of Prince George at its junction with Highway 97. Highway 16 leaves Prince George after coursing through the city for 9 km (6 mi) .

Passing through Mt. Robson Provincial Park.120 km (75 mi) east of Prince George, Highway 16 reaches the community of Dome Creek, where it converges with the Fraser River and turns southeast. It follows the Fraser River upstream for 82 km (51 mi) to McBride, then continues upstream for another 64 km (40 mi) to its junction with Highway 5 at Tête Jaune Cache. 14 km (9 mi) east of Tête Jaune Cache, Highway 16 enters Mount Robson Provincial Park, coursing through the park for 63 km (39 mi) to the boundary between British Columbia and Alberta within Yellowhead Pass.

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