BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Both directions Mowing from Port Edward Turnoff to Rainbow Pass (12.8 km), through Fri Jun 30 at 4:00 pm. Updated on Tue Jun 27 at 8:15 am PDT. (ID# -64805)
Highway 16 Both directions Construction 18 km east of Port Edward Turnoff 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 20. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 16 at 6:42 am PDT. (ID# -63889)
Highway 16 Both directions Construction zone 2 km east of Telkwa 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. Speed reduction to 50 km/h in affect during working hours, and 70 km/h outside of working hours.
Highway 16 Both directions Crack sealing from Burns Lake to Top of Priestly Hill (27.3 km), through Mon Jul 31 from 6:00am to 6:00pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Tue Jun 13 at 9:48 am PDT. (ID# -64578)
Highway 16 Both directions Bridge Maintenance from Fraser Lake to Fort Fraser (20.8 km), 7:30 am to 2:30 pm daily on Jun 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 8:50 am PDT. (ID# -64924)
Highway 16 Both directions Construction 14.3 km east of Vanderhoof to 20.3 km east of Vanderhoof (6 km), 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 12 at 8:53 am PDT. (ID# -63483)
Highway 16 Both directions Paving 20 km east of Vanderhoof to 46 km east of Vanderhoof (26 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 9:37 am PDT. (ID# -64907)
Highway 16 Both directions Construction from Jutland Rd to Bunce-Gauthier Rd in Prince George 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat starting May 27 through Oct 31. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri May 26 at 2:42 pm PDT. (ID# -64127)
Highway 16 Both directions Mowing at McBride 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily through Jun 30. Updated on Wed Jun 21 at 10:28 am PDT. (ID# -64765)
Highway 16 Both directions Maintenance 8 km east of Junction with Highway 5, in Tete Jaune Cache until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed May 24 at 9:43 am PDT. (ID# -64077)
Highway 16 Westbound Maintenance at 11th Ave in Prince George 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Jun 29. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 6:08 am PDT. (ID# -64855)

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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