BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Eastbound Highway 16, eastbound. Utility work between Victoria St and River Rd for 3.1 km (Prince George). Until Thu Aug 29 at 4:00 PM PDT. Right lane closed. Last updated Wed Aug 7 at 11:05 AM PDT. (DBC-10741)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Utility work between 3rd Ave and 1st Ave for 0.2 km (Prince George). Until Thu Aug 29 at 4:00 PM PDT. Right lane closed. Last updated Wed Aug 7 at 11:11 AM PDT. (DBC-10742)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Road maintenance work between Level Crossing and Exstew Gate (37 km west of Terrace). Until Sat Aug 31 at 5:00 PM PDT. From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Mon Aug 12 at 2:22 PM PDT. (DBC-10867)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Crack sealing is underway between Giscome Rd and BC AB Border for 330.3 km (British Columbia and Alberta Border to 4 km west of Tabor Mountain). Until Fri Sep 27 at 7:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Tue Aug 13 at 7:38 AM PDT. (DBC-10904)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Crack sealing is underway between Skeena Crossing Rd and Highway 62; New Hazelton Hi-Level Rd for 25.0 km (Gitsegukla to New Hazelton). Until Fri Aug 30. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT daily. Pilot car controlled with up to 20 minute delays. Last updated Thu Aug 15 at 4:08 PM PDT. (DBC-10993)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Road construction work at McKilligan Rd (7 km east of Houston). Until Fri Sep 6. From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Thu Aug 15 at 4:11 PM PDT. (DBC-10994)
Highway 16 Westbound Highway 16, westbound. Utility work between Blackwater Rd and W Beaverley Rd for 5.0 km (Prince George). Until Sat Sep 7 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays. Last updated Fri Aug 16 at 11:06 AM PDT. (DBC-11021)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Mowing between E Cedar Ave and Ocean View Dr for 60.9 km (1 km east of Port Clements to Skidegate). Until Fri Aug 30 at 4:00 PM PDT. From 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Last updated Sun Aug 18 at 6:13 PM PDT. (DBC-11063)
Highway 16 Westbound Highway 16, westbound. Utility work between Westgate Ave and Bunce Rd for 2.2 km (Prince George). Until Thu Aug 29 at 5:00 PM PDT. Right lane closed. Last updated Wed Aug 21 at 3:40 PM PDT. (DBC-11188)
Highway 16 Westbound Highway 16, westbound. Utility work planned between Cowart Rd and Westgate Ave for 2.3 km (Prince George). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 7:00 AM PDT until Mon Sep 16 at 4:00 PM PDT. Right lane will be closed. Last updated Wed Aug 21 at 3:50 PM PDT. (DBC-11190)
Highway 16 Eastbound Highway 16, eastbound. Utility work between Highway 97 and Victoria St for 0.9 km (Prince George). Until Fri Sep 6 at 4:00 PM PDT. Right lane closed. Last updated Thu Aug 22 at 12:46 PM PDT. (DBC-11211)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Utility work at Spruce St (Prince George). Until Thu Sep 26 at 3:00 PM PDT. Right lane closed. Last updated Thu Aug 22 at 12:51 PM PDT. (DBC-11212)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Roadside brushing planned between E Cedar Ave and Beitush Rd for 10.2 km (4 km east of Port Clements to 5 km west of Tlell). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 8:00 AM PDT until Fri Aug 30 at 3:30 PM PDT. From 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT on weekdays. Last updated Fri Aug 23 at 10:16 AM PDT. (DBC-11247)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Ditching between E Cedar Ave and Beitush Rd for 10.6 km (4 km east of Port Clements to 5 km west of Tlell). Until Fri Aug 30. From 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT on weekdays. Last updated Fri Aug 23 at 10:14 AM PDT. (DBC-11248)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Crack sealing is planned between 2nd Ave and Giscome Rd for 17.9 km (Prince George to 4 km west of Tabor Mountain). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 6:00 AM PDT for the next week. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Sun Aug 25 at 3:58 PM PDT. (DBC-11280)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Seal coating between Cedarvale Ferry Rd and Skeena Crossing Rd for 22.9 km (5 km west of Kitwanga to Gitsegukla). Until Fri Aug 30. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Speed reduced to 50 km/hr. Pilot car controlled 24 hr/day. Last updated Sun Aug 25 at 6:28 PM PDT. (DBC-11282)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Bridge construction between Naikoon Pk and Beitush Rd (5 km west of Tlell). Until Mon Sep 30. Single lane alternating traffic 24 hours a day. Last updated Tue Jun 18 at 11:32 AM PDT. (DBC-9440)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Paving operations between Savory Rd and Nautley Rd for 33.7 km (Endako to 2 km west of Fort Fraser). Until Sun Sep 15. From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays. Watch for and obey traffic control personnel. Last updated Thu Jul 4 at 4:34 PM PDT. (DBC-9847)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Construction work at Highway 37 (Terrace). Until Mon Sep 30. Expect Minor Delays at the Highway 16/37 Intersection (4-Way Stop). Last updated Mon Jul 22 at 10:04 AM PDT. (DBC-9959)

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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