History of the Yellowhead Route of the Trans-Canada in British Columbia
In the '60s and early '70s, Highway 16 was extended east from Prince George to McBride, right to the Alberta border. The province also reconstructed of Highway 5 from Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cache. These projects build and paved 704 kilometres of road for a total cost of about $97 million.
In 1964, 728 kilometres of Highway 16 was rebuilt & paved between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
After an extensive 10-year reconstruction program, paving was completed on the 409-kilometre John Hart Highway between Prince George and Dawson Creek in 1976. A new road and a bridge over the Peace River were also built to connect Chetwynd and Hudson's Hope, and the road from Hudson's Hope to Fort St. John was rebuilt and paved.
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