BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Both Directions Mowing from Tlell to Port Clements (22.2 km), 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri until further notice. Updated on Tue Jun 12 at 3:17 pm PDT. (ID# -69781)
Highway 16 Both Directions Parks Canada is undertaking a bridge replacement at Meadow Creek Bridge in Jasper National Park, 10 km east of the BC/Alberta border until October 31, 2018. A single lane detour bridge is in place, with speed reductions of 30 km/hr and a width restriction of 4.8 M. Expect delays and drive with care. Updated on Fri Jun 8 at 10:22 am PDT. (ID# -69699)
Highway 16 Westbound Bridge Maintenance 5 km east of Prince George at Yellowhead Bridge starting Tue Jun 5, 24 hours per day, through Tue Aug 7. Westbound lanes will be closed with two way traffic in effect in the Eastbound lanes. Use caution. Updated on Mon Jun 4 at 6:09 am PDT. (ID# -69363)
Highway 16 Both Directions Paving 5.5 km west of Bednesti to 21.5 km west of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Prince George (35.3 km), through Sat Sep 29, 24 hours per day. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay, pilot car controlled. Updated on Fri May 25 at 11:17 am PDT. (ID# -69142)
Highway 16 Both Directions Construction 9.2 km west of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Prince George to 7.4 km west of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Prince George (1.8 km), 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 15. Expect minor delays. Updated on Tue May 15 at 9:11 am PDT. (ID# -69141)
Highway 16 Both Directions Construction 20 km east of Port Edward Turnoff 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting May 10 through Jul 1. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Thu May 10 at 6:19 am PDT. (ID# -69032)

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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