BC Highway 3 Conditions - Road Report News

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Highway 1 Highways 5 & 97c

Events for Highway 3

Highway 3 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Road maintenance work between Highway 1 and Exit 177: Highway 5 for 3.8 km (Hope). Until Fri May 31, 2019. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily. Fraser Valley Variable Speed Limit System construction. No work on long weekends; please watch for roadside workers. Last updated today at 8:46 PM PDT. (DBC-1177)
Highway 3 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Maintenance at Rock Lake Rd (13 km east of Jaffray). Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:50 AM MDT. (DBC-1703)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Stump Rd and Hidden Valley Rd for 52.6 km (6 km west of Curzon Junction to 9 km east of Moyie). Last updated Fri Nov 2 at 5:54 AM MST. (DBC-2741)
Highway 3 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Road construction work between Hulme Creek Rd and Rock Creek Cutoff Rd for 0.5 km (Rock Creek). Until Fri Nov 23. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for crews and equipment working. Last updated Tue Nov 6 at 10:49 AM PST. (DBC-2952)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Road maintenance work planned between Betania Rd and Bate Ave for 14.5 km (5 to 20 km east of Jaffray). Starting Tue Nov 13 at 8:00 AM MST until Wed Nov 14 at 4:00 PM MST. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM MST on Tuesday and Wednesday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Hydroseeding 10km east of Jaffray to Elko. Watch for slow moving vehicle and obey traffic control. Last updated Wed Nov 7 at 4:33 PM MST. (DBC-3005)
Highway 3 Eastbound Highway 3, eastbound. Utility work between Exit 173: Old Hope Princeton Way and Exit 177: Highway 5 (2 km east of Hope). Until Wed Nov 14. From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST on weekdays. Right lane closed. Watch for traffic control. Last updated Thu Nov 8 at 11:17 AM PST. (DBC-3045)
Highway 3 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Snowing between Highway 6 NS and West Creston Rd (20 km west of Kootenay Pass Summit). Last updated Fri Nov 9 at 10:24 AM MST. (DBC-3089)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Snowing between Lakeview Arrow Creek Rd and Wright Rd for 23.8 km (7 km east of Creston to 5 km west of Curzon Junction). Last updated Fri Nov 9 at 12:10 PM MST. (DBC-3094)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Ravenhill Rd and BC Mine Rd for 78.3 km (20 km east of Osoyoos to 1 km west of Eholt Summit). Last updated Mon Nov 12 at 4:42 AM PST. (DBCRCON-6713)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Lafferty Pit Rd and Archibald Creek Rd for 78.7 km (15 km east of Christina Lake to 8 km west of Salmo). Last updated Mon Nov 12 at 6:51 AM PST. (DBCRCON-6823)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Tailings Rd and Wright Rd for 100.3 km (14 km east of Salmo to 6 km west of Curzon Junction). Last updated Mon Nov 12 at 11:48 AM PST. (DBCRCON-6824)
Datashare

Morrissey Jct
Approx 10 km south of Fernie at Morrissey Jct, looking north..

Hosmer
Hwy 3, in Hosmer, north of Fernie, looking north-east

General Route 3 Information

The Crowsnest Highway's total length in British Columbia is 837 km (520 miles), and its total length within Alberta is 326 km (202 miles). The Crowsnest Highway's western terminus is at Hope, B.C., where it branches off from Highway 1. The highway goes east for 7 km (4 miles) to its junction with Highway 5, then through Allison Pass and Manning Provincial Park for 127 km (79 miles) towards the town of Princeton. In this stretch between Hope and Princeton, known locally as the Hope-Princeton Highway, there are several significant ascents. The first is the steep climb to the Hope Slide, followed later by the remainder of the climb up to Allison Pass at an elevation of 1,342m (4,473 ft). After the summit of Allison Pass, the road descends for 40 km (25 mi) before beginning another long climb up Sunday Summit (1,284m, 4,280 ft). Soon after Sunday Summit is the descent into Princeton, where Highway 5A begins.

After Princeton, the Crowsnest goes southeast for 67 km (42 miles), through Hedley, to the village of Keremeos, where a junction with a length of highway designated as 3A is located. Another 46 km (29 miles) southeast, and the Crowsnest reaches the town of Osoyoos and a junction with Highway 97. The highway then proceeds to hug the Canada-U.S. border east through a stretch of switchbacks. 52 km (32 miles) east of Osoyoos, the Crowsnest reaches its junction with Highway 33 at Rock Creek, then the highway heads east for 70 km (44 miles) to its junction with Highway 41 at a location called Carson. Another 26 km (16 miles) east, passing through Grand Forks en route, the Crowsnest meets Highway 395 at the southern end of Christina Lake.

Further east from Christina Lake, the Crowsnest travels for 47 km (29 miles) through Bonanza Pass to its junction with Highway 3B at Nancy Greene Lake. It is another 26 km (16 miles) east to the junction with Highway 22 at Castlegar, and another 2 km (1¼ miles) east to a junction with another stretch of Highway designated as 3A, also within Castlegar. Leaving Castlegar, the Crowsnest reaches its eastern junction with Highway 3B 26 km (16 miles) east. Highway 6 converges with the Crowsnest at Salmo, 11 km (7 miles) east of the 3B junction, and the two highways proceed south for 14 km (9 miles) to the Burnt Flat Junction, where Highway 6 diverges south.

East of Burnt Flat, the Crowsnest heads through the Kootenay Pass on a stretch known as the Kootenay Skyway, or Salmo-Creston Skyway. 67 km (42 miles) east of Burnt Flat, the Crowsnest reaches the town of Creston, just past junctions with Highways 21 and 3A. 40 km (25 miles) later, at Yahk, Highway 95 merges onto the Crowsnest. The two highways share a common alignment for 72 km (46 miles) northeast along the Moyie River to a junction with Highway 95A at Cranbrook. Another 6 km (4 miles) east, Highway 95 diverges north from the Crowsnest and Highway 93 merges onto the Crowsnest from the north. Highway 93 and the Crowsnest share a common alignment for the next 53 km (32 miles) southeast to Elko, where Highway 93 diverges south. 31 km (19 miles) north of Elko, the Crowsnest reaches Fernie, then it goes north another 30 km (18 miles) to its junction with Highway 43 at Sparwood, and another 19 km (11 miles) east, the highway reaches the boundary with Alberta at Crowsnest Pass.

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