Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Transportation on the North Coast and Northwest 2019 -- Highway 16 corridor

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to the Highway 16 corridor and other roads of the Northwest.



December 3 -- Terrace area and visiting motorists readjust their driving skills as Roundabout opens NCR


November 14 -- Washout along Highway 16 makes for one lane, alternating traffic between Prince Rupert and Terrace  NCR


October 23 -- Nass Bridge opens (video)
October 23 -- North Coast Inland Areas host for range of transportation projects  NCR
October 1 -- Time to make the Shift ... into Winter Driving mode  NCR


September 27 -- Bulkley Nass gets new road maintenance contractors after improving highway standards
September 27 -- Bulkley Nass Highways (video)
September 27 -- Dawson Road Maintenance Awarded Bulkley-Nass Service contract
September 27 -- New roads maintenance firm to take on Bulkley-Nass duties this winter  NCR
September 26 -- As summer season ends, BC Transit modifies its Port Edward service  NCR
September 20 -- Safer crosswalk takes shape along Second Avenue Corridor  NCR
September 5 -- Work underway for Second Avenue West cross walk removal  NCR


August 30 -- Much anticipated launch of Prince Rupert to Terrace Airport shuttle could come next week NCR
August 29 -- Ministry of Transportation issues Highway 16 'extraordinary load' advisory for early morning hours  NCR
August 29 -- There will be no YOU in UBER in Prince Rupert; as ride sharing giant limits its plans to Vancouver for upcoming launch  NCR
August 1 -- Dead Zone: RDKS asks province for signage on Highway 37
August 1 -- How to handle the BC highways this long weekend (audio)


July 31 -- Province looks for operator to take over BC Bus North 
July 31 -- Smithers gives update on Active Transportation Plan
July 31 -- Preventing crashes over the long weekend
July 31 -- Smithers Council turns down request to formally ask ICBC to correct rural urban rate inequity
July 29 -- Prince Rupert RCMP say driver facing charges after multiple crashes
July 29 -- Truck crash at Fairview docks
July 26 -- Kitamaat Village Road gets critical repairs
July 26 -- Terrace-based taxi service starts in Kitimat
July 25 -- $7.9 million project will cover 27 kilometres of highway
July 25 -- Expect delays from Terrace roundabout construction
July 23 -- Northern BC to get 390 kilometres of highway improvements
July 22 -- Know the rules before towing a recreational trailer
July 22 -- Downed hydro lines close Highway 37A
July 22 -- Major road work underway in northern BC
July 18 -- BC Bus North has proven services in north needed, says Transportation Minister
July 17 -- Smooth sailing expected on 14 major roads in Prince Rupert by end of summer
July 16 -- BC to boost the number or EV charging stations along Highways 16 & 97
July 16 -- Province expands on vehicle charging station plans for 2019  NCR
July 15 -- BC Government seeks bids for Operators of BC Bus North  NCR
July 13 -- Province holds bid for operators wanting northern inter-city bus routes
July 12 -- Operators asked to bid on northern inter-city bus routes
July 10 -- Paving starts for portion of Skeenaview Drive
July 10 -- B.C. prepares for era of Uber and times for Lyfts ... but will Prince Rupert be along for the ride?  NCR
July 9 -- New road in Terrace to be named after local mainstay behind its creation
July 5 -- Terrace Roundabout update (video)
July 5 -- Work about to begin on Terrace Roundabout
July 5 -- Ministry of Transportation says construction to start soon on Terrace roundabout
July 5 -- New provincial survey asks for public feedback on Ministry of Transportation services
July 3 -- Pedestrian injured, then ticketed, after collission near Sande Overpass in Terrace
July 3 -- District of Houston to buy new plow/sand truck
July 3 -- Sande Overpass accidents sends pedestrian to hospital
July 3 -- Vehicle incident slows traffic on Sande Overpass in Terrace         


June 30 -- Feds announce funds to replace Kitimat's Haisla Bridge
June 25 -- Terrace re-ups agreement with BC Transit
June 24 -- Feds Announce Haisla Bridge replacement in Kitimat
June 24 -- Feds announce funds to replace Kitimat's Haisla bridge
June 24 -- Replacement for Haisla Bridge announced as part of $275 million federal investment in LNG Canada
June 21 -- Scheduled roadwork for Smithers June 20-July 17
June 20 -- Roadwork projects to get underway in Smithers
June 20 -- Summer roadwork in Smithers to kick off today
June 19 -- Burns Lake to spend $904,000 on road paving
June 14 -- LB Paving awarded Houston bid
June 13 -- Seal coating announced for Kispiox Valley Road and Highway 16
June 12 -- Donaldson announces seal coating for portions of Highway 16, Kispiox
June 11 -- Ministry of Transportation hopes to bring upgraded inspection station to Terrace area
June  7 -- Kitimat could get a cycling path network
June 7 -- Will Terrace's new roundabout feature this art installation?
June 6 -- WWII's influence on the Skeena River Highway construction


May 31 -- Road closures take place next week
May 30 -- Smithers-Telkwa bike route achieves major milestone
May 29 -- Former Telkwa mayor says Smithers is overpaying on ICBC insurance
May 24 -- Elderly woman hit by a car on Main Street
May 23 -- Woman struck by vehicle at Highway 16 and Main
May 22 -- BCUC investigation into gas prices set to get underway  NCR
May 16 -- What to expect in road construction season in Terrace
May 16 -- NEB explains factors effecting high BC gas prices
May 16 -- Work crews continue with Ministry of Transportation's 2nd Avenue West Safety improvements  NCR
May 15 -- Smithers moves forward with Active Transportation Plan
May 15 -- Enhanced lighting installations underway at Second Avenue crosswalk
May 14 -- Keep highway money in region, officials say
May 10 -- Exstew River recreation site will once again be closed over May Long weekend   NCR
May 10 -- Haisla Taxi could be forced to shut down
May 10 -- Expect delays for the foreseeable future ... as Mile 28 crossing project between Prince Rupert and Terrace goes to the shelf  NCR
May 9 -- RCMP issued 49 speeding tickets in one day
May 8 -- Drivers urged to watch for students on Highway 16 cleanup
May 3 -- Driver taken to hospital after dump truck rolls over, spills waste in Thornhill
May 3 -- Complete Streets for Prince Rupert to seek City's endorsement as a Healthy Living Community on the Move  NCR
May 1 -- BC taxpayers paying multimillions to subsidize three northern BC bus services
May 1 -- Port Edward Transit Fare changes to into effect today  NCR


April 26 -- Governments' 50/50 split buys time for Northern BC bus service
April 26 -- Search resumes for evidence in hit and run death of Cameron Kerr
April 25 -- Highway 16 through Burns Lake to be resurfaced
April 25 -- Teegee Bus Service (video)
April 25 -- Road resurfacing to improve efficiency and safety for drivers near Burns Lake
April 25 -- Highway 16 repaving planned for Burns Lake
April 25 -- Highway Paving
April 25 -- BC and federal government to split rural bus route funding for two years
April 24 -- More electric vehicle charging stations proposed
April 24 -- Northern bus service has provincial and federal support
April 24 -- Garneau Bus Money (video)
April 24 -- BC Bus North continuing for second year
April 24 -- Road painting season is here
April 24 -- While expiration date looms, province extends BC Bus North services
April 23 -- Monthly bus passes on Port Edward route go up $24
April 23 -- Changes to Prince Rupert to Port Edward bus fares
April 18 -- Prince Rupert's Gas Prices settle in at $1.389/litre as long weekend beckons  NCR
April 18 -- Gas prices steady in Smithers
April 17 -- Houston Council lays out federal gas tax spending plan
April 17 -- Gas prices spike in northern BC ahead of the long weekend
April 16 -- Bus service from Prince George to Surrey set to start
April 15 -- Mile 28 Highway 16 overpass seems stalled in the planning stage  NCR
April 14 -- New northern bus route schedule announced
April 12 -- Highway 16 crash highlights dangers of distracted driving  NCR
April 11 -- Distracted Driving Blamed for highway crash
April 11 -- Distracted driving behind Highway 16 crash near New Hazelton
April 10 -- Council allocates money for highway improvement project
April 10 -- Left turn lane coming east of Houston
April 4 -- Province announces $3.4 million for northern forestry improvement projects
April 2 -- Charge North moves closer to reality (video)
April 1 -- Sande Overpass in Terrace clear after morning logging truck incident
April 1 -- Logging truck flips over on Sande overpass
April 1 -- Logging Truck MVA in Terrace (video)
April 1 -- Sande Overpass open after delays caused by tipped logging truck


March 28 -- Don't take those winter tires off just yet, regulations in place until end of April
March 28 -- Winter tire restrictions expanded through April on northern highways
March 28 -- Province adds more days to the winter tire regulation
March 28 -- Winter tire regulations extended to April 30
March 28 -- Winter tire regulations extended to April 30 on some BC roads
March 28 -- EV owner wants faster charging stations in the city
March 27 -- Houston to be part of electric charging network
March 25 -- Road dust advisory in effect for Burns Lake
March 25 -- Highway 16 Action Plan driving progress
March 22 -- If travel plans are in your future, keep those Winter tires on just a bit longer ... it's the law! NCR
March 20 -- Houston secures portion of funding for highway improvements
March 18 -- Major concern for Highway 16 travellers could be addressed in federal budget 
March 12 -- Highway 16 Delays possible Wednesday; as CN conducts avalanche prevention work  NCR
March 11 -- Highway 16reopens to single-lane traffic
March 11 -- Crashes, slippery conditions along Northwest highways
March 7 -- RCMP 'very disappointed' with volume of speeding traffic through construction zone
March 6 -- Electric vehicle charger could be installed in Houston
March 7 -- Highway 16 Transportation passenger program and MLA Rice receive accolades in Legislature statement  NCR
March 6 -- Major upgrade needed at Houston's Benson Road rail crossing
March 5 -- Driver shows need for EV charger change


February 22 -- Out with the old, in with the new: Highway 16 program through Prince Rupert back on track  NCR
February 22 -- Road Advisory in effect as Avalanche Risk could see Highway 16 closed at times today NCR
February 22 -- City of Terrace to participate in provincial electronic vehicle network
February 21 -- Crews begin Highway 16 upgrades
February 20 -- Man injured in train incident near Smithers airlifted to Vancouver
February 20 -- Two attendants; no patients injured during ambulance collision near Prince Rupert
February 19 -- Grader Operator critically injured in Train collision near Telkwa
February 19 -- Collision between train and road grader near Smithers sends one to hospital
February 19 -- One in critical condition after train hist grader near Smithers
February 19 -- Travel advisory issued for Haida Gwaii
February 19 -- PrinceRupert ambulance goes into the ditch; as Mid morning weather made for poor driving conditions on Highway 16   NCR
February 19 -- Ambulance crashes along Highway 16
February 12 -- Log trailer breaks off truck on Terrace overpass
February 11 -- Prince Rupert Council to explore options with  BC Transit fare increase planned for Port Edward service  NCR
February 6 -- Quest for funding continues, as NCRD hears update for electric charging system plan for Highway 16  NCR
February 5 -- Highway 16 opened
February 5 -- Highway 16 open to single lane alternating traffic
February 5 -- Highway 16 East of Burns Lake CLOSED due to vehicle fire  NCR
February 5 -- Ministry says Highway 16 remains closed with local detour in place
February 5 -- Vehicle fire closes Highway 16
February 5 -- Rig fire closes Highway 16
February 1 -- Travel advisory for Highway 16 between Smithers and New Hazelton
February 1 -- Thornhill Roundabout (video)


January 31 -- Highway 16 transit use inconsistent
January 24 -- High demand for traffic controllers entice students to Terrace
January 16 -- Council has two conversation topics for the Ministry of Highways  NCR
January 15 -- Collision near Terrace sees semi-truck end up on train tracks
January 11 -- Province celebrates success of Highway 16 Transportation program  NCR
January 11 -- Travel advisories mark some Northwest Highways inland today  NCR
January 9 -- Weather a factor for flipped vehicle near Oliver Lake
January 7 -- New home found for transportation ministry weigh scales
January 5 -- Woman, 80, left in lurch after snowy weather affects B.C. Bus North Service
January 2 -- Dense fog descends on Terrace and Kitimat
January 2 -- Snowfall prompts warnings for Prince George area highways

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