The Ministry of Transportation has activated four new webcams and installed six new bus shelters along Highway 16 to further boost public safety.
Installing new transit shelters and activating new webcams is part of the government’s $5-million Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan.
There are four new webcams with a total of 13 camera views:
- Highway 16 in Burns Lake at North Francois Highway – West, East, and South views
- Highway 16 in Telkwa at Hankin Road – North, West, East, and South views
- Highway 16 at Nautly Road in Fort George – Nechako – North, West, and East views
- Highway 16 at Highway 27 in Fort George – Nechako – North, West, and East views
These highway cameras complement the three new webcam views that were activated on Highway 16 at Main Street in Smithers over the summer.
The webcams help to increase the safety and visibility of pedestrians and motorists along Highway 16, as well as boost awareness. Images on the webcams are refreshed frequently and photo times vary.
In addition, all-weather bus shelters have been installed in several communities located along Highway 16 this year, to support existing transit services, new transit services and school bus services. Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Moricetown, Gitaus and Kitimat have received new bus shelters, which are designed for durability in all weather conditions, with protective shelter from rain and snow, a bench and good visibility from the street.
Victoria and the federal government, through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), are investing $1.5 million over two years; $1 million of this funding is being provided by INAC.