BC Kootenay Highways - Road Report News

Highway 3A, 3B, 6, 31, 31A, 93, 95, 95A through Nelson, Grand Forks, New Denver, Nakusp, Salmo, Creston, Castlegar ...Use this link for Highway 3 Conditions and the following link for Kootenay Lake Ferry

Current Kootenay Highway Road Conditions

Events for West Kootenay

Highway 21 Highway 21. Utility work planned between Mallory Rd and 40th St for 1.2 km (3 to 4 km south of Creston). Starting Wed Oct 23 at 12:00 PM PDT until Wed Oct 23 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 9:50 AM PDT. (DBC-12785)
Highway 22 Both Directions Highway 22, in both directions. Roadside brushing between Old Rossland Ave and 22nd St for 25.7 km (Trail to Castlegar). Until Sun Oct 20. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekends. Expect minor delays. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 4:36 PM PDT. (DBC-12767)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Maintenance planned between 15th Ave and 18th Ave S for 0.3 km (Creston). Starting Tue Oct 22 until Thu Oct 24. From 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Watch for crews and equipment working. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 1:19 PM PDT. (DBC-12760)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Utility work planned between Canyon-Lister Rd and Lakeview Arrow Creek Rd for 2.6 km (6 to 4 km east of Creston). Starting Tue Oct 22 at 10:00 AM PDT until Tue Oct 22 at 11:30 AM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 9:37 AM PDT. (DBC-12783)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Utility work planned between Collis St and Payne St for 0.5 km (Creston). Starting Tue Oct 22 at 12:30 PM PDT until Tue Oct 22 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 9:42 AM PDT. (DBC-12784)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction between Paulson Detour Rd; Paulson Detour Rd and Paulson Detour Rd; Paulson Detour Rd (15 km east of Christina Lake). Until Fri Nov 15. Single lane alternating traffic. Monday to Sunday: 24 hours per day Lane width reduced to 4.2 meters. Last updated Fri May 31 at 10:12 AM PDT. (DBC-6980)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between West Avalanche Gate and Cook St for 56.4 km (10 km west of Kootenay Pass to Creston). Last updated Sun Oct 20 at 8:39 AM PDT. (DBCRCON-33024)
Highway 31 Both Directions Highway 31, in both directions. Rock scaling between Toad Rock Rd and Hanson Rd (9 km north of Balfour). Until Fri Nov 1 at 5:30 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 5:30 AM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Wed Oct 2 at 1:19 PM PDT. (DBC-12215)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Tree pruning planned between Busk Rd and Hanson Rd for 10.3 km (Balfour). Starting Mon Oct 21 until Fri Nov 1. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control personnel. Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 1:43 PM PDT. (DBC-12762)
Highway 31A Highway 31A. Bridge construction between Stenson Creek FSR and Rossiter Creek FSR for 0.8 km (20 to 21 km east of New Denver). Until Thu Oct 31. Single lane alternating traffic. 24/7 / Whitewater and Lyle Creek Bridges / expect possible 20 minute delay. Last updated Tue Jul 23 at 4:13 PM PDT. (DBC-10326)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Tree pruning between Kane Rd and Starlight Rd for 2.9 km (13 km east of Nelson to 13 km west of Balfour). Until Thu Oct 31. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for traffic control. Expect minor delays. 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Friday. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 1:44 PM PDT. (DBC-12761)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Utility work planned between Kuskonook Rest Area and Cory Rd for 8.0 km (8 km north of Creston to 8 km south of Kuskonook). Starting Tue Oct 22 at 8:00 AM PDT until Tue Oct 22 at 9:00 AM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 9:35 AM PDT. (DBC-12782)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Maintenance planned between 4th St and 6th St for 0.3 km (Salmo). Starting Mon Nov 4 until Fri Nov 8. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control personnel. 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday thru Friday. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 1:50 PM PDT. (DBC-12763)
Other Roads Both Directions Columbia Avenue/Highway 22. Columbia Avenue/Highway 22, in both directions. Utility work between 18th Avenue and 24th Avenue in Castlegar. Until Fri Dec 20. Expect minor delays up to 15 minutes with intermittent single lane alternating traffic. Please plan your trip accordingly. Last updated Fri Sep 27 at 2:40 PM PDT. (DBC-12249)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

Airport Way Both Directions Airport Way, in both directions. Tree pruning between Sunnyside Rd and Westerburg Rd for 0.6 km (1 to 2 km south of Revelstoke). Until Fri Oct 25. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Expect delays. Expect 20 - minute delays. CSRD (Revelstoke Airport) conducting tree and vegetation removal from aircraft flight path across Airport Way. Last updated Tue Oct 8 at 4:31 PM PDT. (DBC-12543)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Construction work between Illecillewaet Brake Check and Jumping Creek Rd for 0.2 km (5 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Thu Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Sep 6 at 8:34 AM PDT. (DBC-10794)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Ditching between Loop Brook Campground and Beaver Valley Rd. Until Fri Nov 8 at 5:00 PM PDT. Rock scaling. Expect stops 8AM-5PM PSTand 30 km/h work zone. Larger blast requiring extended closure once per week Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM PST, possible 60 min delay. Other times 20 min delays. Watch for crews, lane changes and obey traffic control. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 12:46 PM PDT. (DBC-11700)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Maintenance between 11th St N and Yoho Bridge for 7.8 km (Golden). Until Mon Oct 28. From 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Estimation of dates, weather permitting. Last updated Sat Sep 28 at 12:18 PM MDT. (DBC-12264)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Maintenance planned between Golden Donald Upper Rd and Park Bridge for 6.4 km (5 to 11 km east of Golden). Starting Mon Oct 21 at 7:00 AM MDT until Sat Oct 26 at 7:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Right lane will be closed. Last updated Tue Oct 8 at 4:24 PM MDT. (DBC-12537)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Avalanche control work planned between Three Valley Avalanche Gate and Clanwilliam OH Bridge for 7.9 km (16 to 9 km west of Revelstoke). Starting Wed Oct 23 at 9:00 AM PDT until Wed Oct 23 at 5:00 PM PDT. Road will be closed intermittently. Expect upto 20 minute delays. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 8:46 AM PDT. (DBC-12594)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Maintenance planned between Bowolin Rd and Victoria Rd W for 41.5 km (26 km east of Sicamous to Revelstoke). Starting Mon Oct 28 at 7:00 AM PDT until Fri Nov 1 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Last updated Wed Oct 16 at 1:44 PM PDT. (DBC-12712)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Bridge maintenance planned between Griffin Lake Avalanche Gate and Three Valley Avalanche Gate for 4.0 km (18 to 22 km west of Revelstoke). Starting Mon Oct 21 at 6:00 AM PDT until Tue Oct 22 at 2:30 PM PDT. From 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM PDT on Monday and Tuesday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 6:11 PM PDT. (DBC-12769)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Rock scaling at Yoho National Park 20 km west of Field. Until Fri Oct 25. From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. 24/7 work zone. A larger blast requiring an extended closure may occur with possible delays up to 90 mins. Other times 30 min delays. Reduced speed zones. Be prepared to stop. Watch for truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. No stops on long weekends. Last updated Mon Aug 12 at 5:40 AM MDT. (DBC-6641)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Rock scaling between Revelstoke Dam Access Rd and Wallis Rd for 1.6 km (Revelstoke). Until Wed Oct 30. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily. Expect minor delays. BC Hydro will be working a 10 day on 4 day off schedule. Expect 20 minute delays. Last updated Thu Aug 29 at 2:29 PM PDT. (DBC-11412)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction between Fernie Ski Hill Rd and Vanlerberg Rd (3 km west of Fernie). Until Fri Nov 15. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Expect minor delays. Please obey construction speed limits and traffic control personnel. Last updated Tue Apr 23 at 9:38 AM MDT. (DBC-7381)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Heavy rain between Junction Rd and BC/AB Border for 81.2 km (1 km west of Elko to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 4:14 PM MDT. (DBCRCON-32980)
Highway 43 Highway 43. Heavy rain between the start of Highway 43 and Alpine Way for 33.7 km (Sparwood to Elkford). Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 4:14 PM MDT. (DBCRCON-32981)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Construction work at Kimpton Creek Trailhead 85 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border. Until Thu Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Culvert Replacement. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hr in work zone, flag persons, lane closures and delays up to 15 minutes. Last updated Wed Aug 21 at 6:13 PM MDT. (DBC-11192)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Paving operations between Simpson River Trail and Marble Canyon Campground for 29.5 km (36 to 7 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Thu Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control. Paving Operations South of Marble Canyon Campground to North of Vermilion Crossing and South of Dolly Varden Day Use Area to West of John McKay Creek. Last updated Sat Jun 29 at 9:00 AM MDT. (DBC-9734)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Construction work at Marble Canyon Campground (7 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Thu Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control. Culvert Replacement 150m south of Marble Canyon Campground Access. Expect speed reductions as low as 30 km/h in work zone, flag persons, lane changes, width reductions and delays up to 15 minutes. Last updated Sat Jun 29 at 8:53 AM MDT. (DBC-9735)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Bridge construction between Simpson River Trail and Kootenay National Pk (34 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Thu Oct 31 at 7:00 PM MDT. Expect delays. Wardle Creek Bridge Replacement 9km south of Vermillion Crossing. Expect speed reductions as low as 30 km/hr in work zone, flag persons, lane changes, width reductions and delays up to 15 minutes. Last updated Sat Jun 29 at 8:46 AM MDT. (DBC-9736)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Paving operations between Highway 93 and Brisco Rd for 27.9 km (Brisco to Radium Hot Springs). Until Mon Nov 11 at 7:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Expect minor delays. Last updated Tue Aug 20 at 3:48 PM MDT. (DBC-11132)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Electrical maintenance between Westside Rd and Birchlands Rd for 42.1 km (11 km north of Brisco to 19 km south of Golden). Until Fri Oct 25 at 5:30 PM MDT. From 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Mon Oct 7 at 4:55 PM MDT. (DBC-12499)

Kootenay Weather Locations

Salmo     Creston     Castlegar     Nelson      Radium Hot Springs       Grand Forks

General Route Information

Kootenay Pass, known locally as "the Salmo-Creston" is a mountain pass in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It is utilized by the Crowsnest Highway to transverse the Selkirks, connecting the communities of Salmo and Creston. At its opening the highway route was also dubbed the Kootenay Skyway

Highway 3A The 154 km (96 mi) long Kootenay section of Highway 3A begins at Castlegar, and travels 20 km (12 mi) northeast to South Slocan, where Highway 6 merges onto Highway 3A. The two highways proceed east for 22 km (14 mi) to Nelson, where Highway 6 diverges south. 34 km (21 mi) northeast of Nelson, Highway 3A reaches Balfour, on the western shore of Kootenay Lake. The Kootenay Lake ferry takes Highway 3A across Kootenay Lake to Kootenay Bay. Highway 3A then follows the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake for 78 km (48 mi) all the way south to Creston, where it terminates.

Highway 6 has a total length of 407 km (253 mi). It begins at the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Nelway, where it connects with State Route 31. It travels north for 10 km (6 mi) to the Burnt Flat Junction, where the Crowsnest Highway merges onto it from the east. The Crowsnest carries Highway 6 north for 14 km (9 mi) to the town of Salmo, where the Crowsnest diverges west. From Salmo, Highway 6 goes north for 41 km (25 mi), mostly following the Salmo River, to the city of Nelson, where access to the Whitewater Ski Resort is located. Highway 3A merges onto Highway 6 at Nelson, and the two highways travel west for 21 km (13 mi) along the Kootenay River, passing through the communities of Taghum and Bonnington Falls, to where Highway 3A diverges southwest just west of South Slocan.

From South Slocan, Highway 6 follows the Slocan River north for 79 km (49 mi) to the community of New Denver, where Highway 31A meets Highway 6. 48 km (30 mi) northwest of New Denver, Highway 6 reaches its junction with Highway 23 at the resort community of Nakusp. Highway 6 then turns southwest and proceeds to follow the east bank of the Columbia River for 57 km (35 mi) to Fauquier, on the east shore of Lower Arrow Lake.

From Needles, Highway 6 takes a winding path northwest through the Monashee Mountain range, passing through the community of Cherryville on its exit from the mountains, until it reaches the community of Lumby, 110 km (68 mi) away. Highway 6 then proceeds west on its final 26 km (16 mi) through the town of Coldstream, to its ending at a junction with Highway 97 at Vernon

Highway 23, which is 250 km (155 mi) long, begins in the south at Nakusp, where it meets Highway 6. Highway 23 winds north along the eastern shore of Upper Arrow Lake for 49 km (30 mi) to its junction with Highway 31 at Galena Bay. The Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry continues Highway 23 across the Upper Arrow Lake to a location known as Shelter Bay. North of Shelter Bay, Highway 23 follows the west bank of the Columbia River for 49 km (30 mi) to where it meets the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 23 follows the Trans-Canada east through the city of Revelstoke for 1 km (about ½ mi), finally turning north after leaving Revelstoke.

North of Revelstoke, Highway 23 entirely follows the east bank of Revelstoke Lake for 151 km (94 mi), past the old townsite of Mica Creek to its northern end at the Mica Dam facility.

Highway 31 is a slightly minor north-south highway through the Selkirk Mountains. The highway first gained its number in 1973, and it is one of the few numbered highways in the province that is not fully paved. Highway 31 has a total distance of 109 miles (175km)— 23 miles (37km) along Kootenay Lake between Balfour (a junction with Highway 3A) and Kaslo (a junction with Highway 31A) and 86 miles (138km) between Kaslo and Galena Bay, where it ends at Highway 23

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