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 Both Directions Seal Coating from Kootenay Pass Summit to 10 km west of Junction with Highway 3A (8.1 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting Jun 18 through Jun 21. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 11 at 8:35 am PDT. (ID# -69685)
Highway 3A Both Directions Construction on Shoreacres Bridge beginning on Wednesday April 11 and completing in late June. The bridge will have single lane alternating traffic in effect. Expect delays. Watch for crews and equipment working. Updated on Tue Apr 10 at 11:15 pm PDT. (ID# -68208)
Highway 6 NS Both Directions Bridge construction, 37 km south of Nakusp 7:00 am to 5:30 pm daily starting May 22 through Jul 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Watch for crews and equipment working. Updated on Sun May 20 at 8:32 am PDT. (ID# -69037)
Highway 6 NS Both Directions Bridge construction in New Denver 7:00 am to 5:30 pm daily starting May 15 through Jul 15. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Watch for crews and equipment working. Updated on Tue May 15 at 6:12 am PDT. (ID# -69034)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

Highway 1 Both Directions Rock Scaling: Yoho National Park, 8 km west of the AB/BC border. Work will be underway 24/7 from April 23 to November 15. A larger blast requiring an extended closure may occur between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Saturday with possible delays up to 90 minutes. In general delays are under 30 minutes. Reduced speed zones in effect. Be prepared to stop. Watch for hauling truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Updated on Thu May 31 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# -68582)
Highway 1 Both Directions Ditching 15 km west of Revelstoke 7:00 am to 11:00 am on Wed Jun 20. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 14 at 2:50 pm PDT. (ID# -69834)
Highway 1 Both Directions Mowing and slow moving vehicle 42 km west of Revelstoke to Revelstoke (42 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jun 21. 20 minute delay expected. Updated on Tue Jun 12 at 10:10 am PDT. (ID# -69775)
Highway 1 Both Directions Parks Canada is undertaking snowshed column repairs east of Rogers Pass in both east and westbound lanes daily until October 31. The work is 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Mon-Sat. There is no work on long weekends. Expect speed reduction to 30 km/hr. Lane width reductions in effect: 4.8m WB until August 31; 4.5m lane width EB from June 4th to August 31. Expect single lane traffic 24/7 and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Tue Jun 5 at 9:00 am PDT. (ID# -69472)
Highway 1 Both Directions Parks Canada is undertaking road safety improvements in IIllecillewaet Curve, and pavement repairs in various locations in Glacier National Park until October 12. Working hours are 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. No work near IIllecillewaet Campground on Sundays. Expect speed reductions and delays up to 20 minutes. Be prepared to stop. No work on long weekends. . Updated on Thu May 24 at 12:28 pm PDT. (ID# -69341)
Highway 1 Both Directions Electrical Maintenance 45 km east of Revelstoke to 48 km east of Revelstoke (3 km), 7:00 pm to 9:00 am daily through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri May 25 at 12:00 am PDT. (ID# -69299)
Highway 1 Both Directions Parks Canada is completing highway twinning in Yoho National Park, from the AB/BC border, continuing west for 6 km. Working hours are 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily starting May 11 through Jul 21. There will be no work on long weekends. Expect speed reductions, occasional lane closures and delays up to 20 minutes. Please obey flagging personnel. Updated on Fri Jun 1 at 8:24 am PDT. (ID# -69064)
Highway 1 Both Directions Parks Canada is undertaking pavement and barrier repairs at various locations along the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, from May 3 - June 28. Working hours are 7 am- 7 pm, daily. No Work on long weekends. Expect speed reductions and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Wed May 9 at 10:54 am PDT. (ID# -68815)
Highway 1 Both Directions Bridge rehabilitation 45 km west of Golden 7:00 am to 5:00 pm MT Mon-Sat starting Apr 25 through Oct 31. Expected delays of up to 20 minutes. Updated on Wed Apr 25 at 12:33 pm PDT. (ID# -68682)
Highway 1 Both Directions Construction 20 km west of Golden from April 17 through to November 30. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm MT Monday through Saturday. Drivers may experience minor delays. Drivers are advised to watch for traffic control personnel and obey all signage through the construction zone. Updated on Tue Apr 17 at 3:14 pm PDT. (ID# -68503)
Highway 1 Both Directions Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 Both directions - Bridge Maintenance 9 km west of Field 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily through Jul 31. Expect speed reductions, lane changes and reductions and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Fri Apr 20 at 11:56 am PDT. (ID# -68079)
Highway 1 Both Directions Fallen rock from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated on Sun Jun 17 at 6:03 pm PDT. (ID# 283313)
Highway 23 Both Directions Sweeping from Revelstoke to Mica Dam (144.9 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jun 21. 20 minute delay and slow moving equipment expected. Updated on Tue Jun 12 at 10:11 am PDT. (ID# -69774)
Highway 23 Both Directions Bridge Maintenance 13 km north of Revelstoke to 120 km north of Revelstoke (107 km), 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jun 28. 20 minute delay expected. Updated on Tue Jun 12 at 9:19 am PDT. (ID# -69772)
Highway 23 Southbound Southbound lane closed at 42-mile (82km north of Revelstoke) due to uneven lane settlement. Reduce speed through site. Southbound traffic to yield to Northbound traffic. Updated on Sun Jun 17 at 6:03 pm PDT. (ID# 283294)
Highway 23 Both Directions Watch for rocks on Road from Revelstoke Dam to Mica Dam (141.5 km). Updated on Sun Jun 17 at 6:02 pm PDT. (ID# 283346)
Highway 3 Both Directions 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 starting May 29 through Nov 30. 50km speed zone in effect during construction hours. Please watch for crews, equipment and flaggers. Expect minor delays during ongoing project. Updated on Tue May 29 at 2:12 pm PDT. (ID# -69439)
Highway 3 Both Directions Construction 2 km west of Moyie for the Moyie CPR Wall starting Mon Apr 16 at 12:01 am through Sat Jun 30 at 11:59 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating, traffic lights will be in effect 24/7 expect delays. Please obey all signs and slow down. Updated on Thu Apr 12 at 9:10 am PDT. (ID# -68386)
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 93 Both Directions Parks Canada is replacing the Haffner Creek bridge near Marble Canyon June 4 - October 31. Work underway 7am-7pm Monday - Saturday. A 2way detour bridge will be installed. Expect speed reduction to 30 km/hr and possible delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Mon Jun 4 at 9:48 am PDT. (ID# -69576)
Highway 93 Both Directions Paving from West boundary of Kootenay National Park to British Columbia and Alberta border (96 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Thu May 31 at 6:54 am PDT. (ID# -69445)

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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