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October 27, 2017 6:34 pm

Highway 16 West Improvements This Summer

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 6:57 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  Heading home  from the coast along  Highway 16  will see construction delays this summer,  but  the end result should make for  improved  driving  from  Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Two eastbound passing lanes on Highway 16 are going to tender and construction is expected to be completed this fall.

“Increasing passing opportunities for motorists will go a long way toward improving safety along Highway 16, as well as making the highway more reliable and efficient for commercial traffic,” says  Transportation Minister Todd Stone. “These upgrades are necessary because of the growing industrial development activity in the northwest and the expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert.”

A two-kilometre extension will be made to the existing passing lane on Highway 16 at Rainbow Hill, 30 kilometres east of Prince Rupert, and a new two-kilometre eastbound passing lane will be built on Highway 16 near Tyhee Lake, just east of Telkwa Village between Houston and Smithers. Improvements will also be made to the Bulkley View Rest Area.

Work on both projects is scheduled to start in June.


Heading home from the coast?

    Last time I looked Prince Rupert was on the coast, so heading home from the coast if you were visiting Prince Rupert. Now, the real question is who would actually want to visit Prince Rupert?

      Prince Rupert is a vastly underrated destination. Take a few days, travel out, charter a fishing boat for 2 days and you will remember it for the rest of your life. An afternoon wandering Cow Bay with some great fish and chips for lunch is also a great outing. Tour the old fisheries plant in Port Edwards, search out the old wartime bunkers on the side hills, visit the rapids at the entrance to Port Edwards.

      And not to be missed if you’re a fan of trees . The Araucaria Araucana tree on noble street . Rupert should treasure her/him . It must be going on a hundred . Another example of a successful immigrant. When you head down the hyway, just past the shames turn off , when you hit the straight . Look to your right and you’ll see an eastern North American walnut . The last of the trees planted by the hotel (long gone ) that serviced the steam paddle wheelers from down south . You do the math . Should be a Canadian treasure . Every thing is gone except Grave yard point and that tree .

Thank you so much Stone and the Libs. 4 kilometers of new passing lane on a goat trail that’s over 800 kilometers long is gonna make a huge difference. Once again a huge thanks. While you are at it double the highway to the top of mud river hill instead of ending it at Jenson.

    Libs are too stoopid to understand the realities of this area, or any others for that matter.

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