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

Harrop Ferry Both Directions Harrop Ferry, in both directions. Possible ferry delays at Harrop Ferry (Harrop). Until Fri Oct 19 at 5:00 PM PDT. Road repairs on both sides of the Harrop Ferry. Next update time Fri Oct 19 at 3:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 15 at 11:33 AM PDT. (DBC-1905)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Road maintenance work between Highway 6 NS and West Creston Rd (7 km west of Kootenay Pass Summit). Until Wed Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MST daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 10:41 AM MST. (DBC-1686)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Paving operations between 12th Ave and Highway 95; Curzon Junction for 36.9 km (Creston to 2 km west of Yahk). Until Fri Oct 26. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MST on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect milled surfaces and uneven pavement. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:14 AM MST. (DBC-1714)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Construction work between Hulme Creek Rd and Rock Creek Cutoff Rd (Rock Creek). Until Wed Oct 31 at 5:00 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for crews and equipment working. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:47 AM PDT. (DBC-1727)
Highway 3A Both Directions Highway 3A, in both directions. Paving operations between Rosedale Rd and Highway 6 NS; Dogwood Dr for 17.0 km (Castlegar to Playmor Junction). Until Wed Oct 31 at 5:00 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Please reduce speed on milled surfaces, and obey traffic control personnel and signage. Last updated Tue Oct 16 at 3:54 PM PDT. (DBC-1963)
Kootenay Lake Ferry Both Directions Kootenay Lake Ferry, in both directions. Possible ferry service interruption planned at Kootenay Lake Ferry (Kootenay Lake). Starting Mon Oct 22 at 8:00 AM PDT until Fri Oct 26 at 2:45 PM PDT. There will be possible ferry delays. Osprey 2000 ferry receiving maintenance. MV Balfour ferry running on regular winter schedule. Vehicle capacity reduced to 28 vehicles. Alt route via Highway 3, Kootenay Pass. Next update time Mon Oct 22 at 8:30 AM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 15 at 3:48 PM PDT. (DBC-1824)
Other Roads Both Directions Applegrove Rd. Applegrove Rd, in both directions. Bridge construction between Applegrove Rd and Lower Fauquier Rd near Fauquier. Until Fri Oct 19 at 11:45 PM PDT. Road closed. Detour via Lower Fauquier Rd. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:43 AM PDT. (DBC-1723)

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 24/7 from April 23 - Nov 15. A larger blast requiring an extended closure may occur during daylight hours with possible delays up to 90 mins. In general delays are under 30 mins. Reduced speed zones in effect. Be prepared to stop. Watch for truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. No work on long weekends. Updated on Mon Oct 15 at 8:22 am PDT. (ID# -68582)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Golden View Rd and Glenogle Rd for 3.6 km (2 to 6 km east of Golden). Until Sat Oct 20 at 6:00 PM MDT. From 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 1:05 PM MDT. (DBC-1690)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Bridge maintenance between Beaver Valley Rd and Wiseman Rd (10 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Wed Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Expect minor delays. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:57 AM MDT. (DBC-1708)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Jumping Creek Rd and Hemlock Grove Boardwalk for 3.0 km (3 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Wed Oct 31. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 AM PDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:49 AM PDT. (DBC-1711)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Maintenance between Rogers Pass Summit Rd and Beaver Valley Rd (3 km east of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Wed Oct 31. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Snowshed repairs 24/7 operations daily, 30km/hr speed reduction. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:45 AM PDT. (DBC-1725)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Three Valley Siding and Three Valley Frtg (18 km west of Revelstoke). Until Fri Nov 16. From 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM PDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 1:22 PM PDT. (DBC-1729)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Road construction work between Yoho Valley Road turn and Alberta/BC border. Until Fri Nov 30. From 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM MDT daily. Expect minor delays. Last updated Mon Oct 15 at 9:25 AM MDT. (DBC-1730)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Road construction work between De Jordie Rd and Forde Station Rd (20 km west of Golden). Until Fri Nov 30 at 7:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Starting on Sat Oct 14 at 7:00PM MDT through Sat Oct 20, work will be ongoing 24hrs/day for culvert installations. Single Lane Alternating Traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Please obey signs and traffic control. Last updated Thu Oct 11 at 4:54 PM MDT. (DBC-1733)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Ditching between Beaverfoot-Wapta Conn and the end of Highway 1 for 45.3 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Yoho National Park to 1 km west of British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field). Until Wed Oct 31. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Work is underway daily in various locations within the Yoho National Park. Reduced speed limits to 50km/hr. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 1:17 PM MDT. (DBC-1734)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Maintenance between Golden View Rd and Glenogle Rd for 15.0 km (Golden to 9 km west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park). Until Sat Oct 27. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Fri Oct 12 at 11:41 AM MDT. (DBC-1822)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Corbin Main and Jumping Creek Rd (5 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Fri Oct 26. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily. Expect 20 - minute delays. Last updated Mon Oct 15 at 8:39 AM PDT. (DBC-1894)
Highway 23 Both Directions Highway 23, in both directions. Road construction work between Wallis Rd and Downie St (64 km south of Mica Dam). Until Wed Oct 31 at 5:00 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 12:20 PM PDT. (DBC-1735)
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 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Rock slope stabilization planned between Helena Ave and Morrissey Rd (18 km west of Fernie). Starting Mon Oct 22 until Fri Oct 26. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. (Elko Tunnel). Last updated Thu Oct 18 at 2:16 PM MDT. (DBC-2066)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Road maintenance work between Madsen Rd and the end of Highway 93 for 92.9 km (1 km north of Radium Hot Springs to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Wed Oct 31. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 12:39 PM MDT. (DBC-1722)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Bridge construction at Kootenay National Pk (7 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Wed Oct 31. Expect minor delays. A two way detour bridge is installed. Expect speed reduction to 30 km/hr. Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 12:53 PM MDT. (DBC-1728)
Highway 95 Both Directions Highway 95, in both directions. Paving operations between Curzon Junction Hwy 3 and BC/Idaho Border. Until Sun Oct 21 at 7:00 PM MST. Single lane alternating traffic. Please watch for uneven pavement and milled surfaces. Last updated Fri Oct 12 at 12:12 PM MST. (DBC-1732)
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry Both Directions Upper Arrow Lake Ferry, in both directions. Possible ferry service interruption between Shelter Bay and Galena. Fueling of the M/V Columbia will cause delays of up to 30 minutes between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm every Friday until further notice. Last updated Wed Oct 10 at 2:24 PM PDT. (DBC-1736)

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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