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 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 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. Roadside brushing planned between Hemlock Rd and Wadds Rd for 0.5 km (4 to 5 km south of Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing in Crawford Bay). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 8:00 AM PDT until Tue Aug 27 at 4:00 PM PDT. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on Monday and Thursday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Tue Aug 20 at 8:21 AM PDT. (DBC-11110)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Road maintenance work between 3 km west of east Glacier National Park Boundary and 8 km west of east Glacier National Park Boundary. Until Thu Oct 10. From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zones, flag persons, lane changes, width reductions. Last updated Thu Aug 15 at 9:04 PM PDT. (DBC-10588)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Electrical maintenance between Rogers Pass Summit Rd and Beaver Valley Rd for 1.8 km (1 to 3 km east of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Fri Aug 30. From 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM PDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect tunnel lights to be off with speed reduced to 30 km/hr from 8PM to 7AM PDT daily with single lane alternating traffic, lane changes and traffic control. Last updated Fri Aug 16 at 4:28 PM PDT. (DBC-10604)
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 on weekdays and Saturday. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Aug 9 at 11:38 AM PDT. (DBC-10794)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Geotechnical investigation between Rogers Pass Summit Rd and Beaver Valley Rd (1 km east of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Thu Oct 10 at 7:00 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT daily. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zone, flag persons for any barrier concrete movements or lane changes. Last updated Mon Aug 12 at 4:27 PM PDT. (DBC-10889)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Rock scaling at 8km west of Field. Until Thu Aug 29 at 7:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Motorists can expect a speed reduction to 50 km/hr and regular delays of up to 30 minutes, and scheduled delays up to 90 minutes. Last updated Mon Aug 12 at 5:56 PM MDT. (DBC-10892)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Rock scaling between Kicking Horse Rest Area and Park Bridge for 1.7 km (9 to 11 km east of Golden). Until Mon Sep 23 at 8:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM MDT daily. Right lane closed. Shotcrete placement. Last updated Fri Aug 16 at 4:59 PM MDT. (DBC-11030)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Bridge maintenance planned between Quartz Creek Bridge (Structure) and Quartz Creek FSR (14 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 6:00 AM MDT until Tue Aug 27 at 9:30 AM MDT. From 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM MDT on Monday and Tuesday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Thu Aug 22 at 3:18 PM MDT. (DBC-11214)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Bridge maintenance planned between Taft Rd and Enchanted Forest Ftg Rd for 2.0 km (32 to 30 km east of Sicamous). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 6:00 AM PDT until Mon Aug 26 at 9:00 AM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Thu Aug 22 at 2:32 PM PDT. (DBC-11218)
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 Southbound Highway 23, southbound. Road sweeping planned between Denny's Way and Blanket Creek Provincial Pk for 22.9 km (Revelstoke). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 6:00 AM PDT until Mon Aug 26 at 12:00 PM PDT. Watch for slow moving vehicle coming. Last updated Sun Aug 25 at 2:29 PM PDT. (DBC-11279)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Limited visibility with smoke between White Cloud Pit Rd and Rosicky Rd (6 km west of Jaffray). From 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM MDT on Wednesday and Thursday. Last updated Wed Aug 21 at 11:39 AM MDT. (DBC-11170)
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 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. Maintenance planned at Parson River Xing (33 km south of Golden). Starting Thu Aug 29 until Fri Aug 30. CP Rail will be installing a new rail crossing on Parson River Crossing Rd. A local detour for Parson River Rd traffic will be in effect. Last updated Tue Aug 20 at 3:07 PM MDT. (DBC-11128)
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. Bridge maintenance planned at 10th Ave N (Golden). Starting Mon Aug 26 at 11:00 AM MDT until Tue Aug 27 at 3:00 PM MDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Thu Aug 22 at 3:25 PM MDT. (DBC-11216)
Other Roads Canyon Creek Rd. Canyon Creek Rd. Maintenance planned between Nicholson Rd and McBeath Rd near Golden. Starting Tue Sep 3 at 8:00 AM MDT until Fri Sep 6 at 5:00 PM MDT. Road closure planned. CP Rail will be replacing the railway crossing the week of September 3, 2019. The crossing will be closed for approximately 6hrs. Last updated Tue Aug 20 at 3:31 PM MDT. (DBC-11130)

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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