BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Highway 16. Seasonal shutdown at Usk 19 km east of Terrace. Cable car is in service. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:41 PM PST. (DBC-1608)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Construction work between Port Edward Turnoff and Shames Mountain Rd (38 km west of Terrace). Until Fri Dec 21. From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST daily. Single Lane Alternating Traffic. Last updated Tue Nov 27 at 3:01 PM PST. (DBC-3605)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Port Edward Turnoff and Shames Mountain Rd for 23.1 km (7 to 30 km east of Prince Rupert). Last updated Mon Dec 10 at 3:41 PM PST. (DBC-3918)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Maintenance planned between Carman Hill Rd and Mapes Rd for 1.9 km (Cluculz Lake). Starting Fri Dec 21 at 7:00 AM PST until Fri Dec 21 at 5:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Mon Dec 17 at 3:44 PM PST. (DBC-4143)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Strong crosswinds between Hodges Ave and Skidgate Ferry Terminal for 102.0 km (Masset to Skidegate). Debris on roadway. Last updated Mon Dec 17 at 4:19 PM PST. (DBC-4146)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 5 and Boundary South Rest Area for 76.1 km (Tete Jaune Cache to 1 km west of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Snowing. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:06 AM PST. (DBC-4149)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Slushy sections between SA26/25 Maintenance Boundary and Fielding St for 86.2 km (47 km east of Terrace to New Hazelton). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 9:24 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12387)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Fog patches between Port Edward Turnoff and Cedarvale Ferry Rd for 143.9 km (46 km east of Prince Rupert to 47 km east of Terrace). Water pooling. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:40 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12696)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 62 and Empire St for 301.7 km (New Hazelton to 20 km east of Fraser Lake). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:50 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12722)

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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