Highway 16 West Improvements This Summer
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.