BC Highway 3 Conditions - Road Report News

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Highway 1 Highways 5 & 97c

Events for Highway 3

Highway 3 Both Directions Paving from Goatfel to 3 km east of Yahk (12.3 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 28. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Caution uneven pavement and milled surfaces. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri Jul 20 at 10:43 am PDT. (ID# -70545)
Highway 3 Both Directions Paving 2 km east of Creston to Junction Hwy 95. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting July 19 through Sep 28. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Caution, uneven pavement. Expect minor delays. Updated on Thu Jul 19 at 6:05 am PDT. (ID# -70476)
Highway 3 Eastbound Construction 38 km east of Princeton starting Fri Jul 13 at 7:00 am through Sat Jul 28 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 10 minute delays. Updated on Fri Jul 13 at 2:13 pm PDT. (ID# -70412)
Highway 3 Both Directions 3 kms west of Castlegar, rock hammering and rock removal. 2 way traffic control in effect. Mon-Sat, 8am-7pm, July 10-August 2. Expect up to 10 mins delays. Obey construction zone speed limits. Watch for crew and equipment on the road. Updated on Tue Jul 10 at 7:23 am PDT. (ID# -70338)
Highway 3 Both Directions Seal Coating 40 km west of Creston on Kootenay Pass. There will be 24 hour traffic control for the duration of the project. Traffic will be pilot car controlled to a maximum work zone length of 12 Km. Expect 15 to 20 minute delays. Watch for crews and equipment working. Updated on Mon Jul 9 at 8:48 am PDT. (ID# -70304)
Highway 3 Both Directions Erie Creek Bridge, on Hwy 3 near Salmo, will be restricted to single lane traffic 24 hours per day starting July 8 until September 5. Updated on Sun Jul 8 at 2:21 pm PDT. (ID# -70277)
Highway 3 Both Directions Rock slope stabilization 20 km east of Manning Park Lodge 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily July 4 through Aug 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Jul 4 at 6:50 am PDT. (ID# -70223)
Highway 3 Both Directions [Truncated] Construction of the District of Sparwood Middletown Crossing Project 500 m in all directions at Junction with Highway 43 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. speed is reduced to 50 km in construction zone for duration of the project. Traffic pattern changes including lane width reduction and shoulder removal. Please watch for crews, equipment and flaggers. Expect minor delays. Intermittent single lane alternating traffic during construction hours. Updated on Mon Jul 9 at 3:03 p
Highway 3 Both Directions Maintenance 7.5 km west of Elko until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Mar 7 at 11:03 am PST. (ID# -67817)
Highway 3 Eastbound Special Event on Highway 3 between Similkameen Falls and Sumallo Grove from August 10th 2018 at 10:00 AM until August 12th 2018 at 10:00 AM. Motorists are asked to use caution and watch for runners on the road. Please obey all signage and flaggers. Updated on Fri Jun 22 3:20 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_17762)
Highway 3 Both Directions Line Painting in Manning Park approximately 40km east of Hope is taking place from July 16 2018 to July 27 2018 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. Updated on Wed Jul 18 8:01 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_17881)
Highway 3 Eastbound Electrical Maintenance East of Allison Pass will be in effect 20/07/2018 at 9:00:00 AM until 4:00:00 PM. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jul 12 9:57 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_17896)
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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