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 3 Highway 3. Construction work between College Creek FSR and Mannix Rd (2 km west of Castlegar). Until Fri Jul 26. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for traffic control. Expect delays. Watch for equipment and reduced speed zones. Last updated Fri May 31 at 12:56 PM PDT. (DBC-8664)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Electrical maintenance planned between Canyon-Lister Rd and Lakeview Arrow Creek Rd for 2.6 km (4 to 7 km east of Creston). Starting Tue Jun 18 at 6:00 AM PDT until Tue Jun 18 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Wed Jun 12 at 8:43 AM PDT. (DBC-9256)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Electrical maintenance planned between 38th Ave and Canyon-Lister Rd for 1.4 km (3 to 4 km east of Creston). Starting Tue Jun 18 at 8:00 AM PDT until Tue Jun 18 at 3:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Wed Jun 12 at 8:45 AM PDT. (DBC-9257)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Electrical maintenance planned between Highway 3A and Payne St for 0.7 km (Creston). Starting Tue Jun 18 at 7:00 AM PDT until Tue Jun 18 at 3:30 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Jun 14 at 1:46 PM PDT. (DBC-9331)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Paving operations between Woodbury Village Rd and Kootenay Lake Provincial Pk for 38.4 km (16 km south of Meadow Creek to 14 km south of Kaslo). Until Sat Aug 17. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 20 mins. Reduce speed on milled surfaces. Watch for crew and equipment, obey all signs and traffic control. Last updated Sat Jun 8 at 1:43 AM PDT. (DBC-9105)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Electrical maintenance planned between Birch Rd and Larch Rd for 7.7 km (22 to 15 km south of Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing in Crawford Bay). Starting Thu Jun 20 at 9:00 AM PDT until Thu Jun 20 at 3:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Jun 14 at 8:07 AM PDT. (DBC-9309)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

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 Sat Jun 15 at 10:09 PM MDT. (DBC-6641)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Road construction work between Donald Rd and Forde Station Rd for 5.0 km (23 to 18 km west of Golden). Until Mon Jul 15. From 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Expect minor delays. Please obey construction speed limits and traffic control personnel. Last updated Fri May 31 at 10:20 AM MDT. (DBC-7076)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Electrical maintenance between MacDonald Showshed and Lanark Snowshed for 1.4 km (2 to 1 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Fri Jun 28. From 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM PDT on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Single lane alternating traffic. Snowshed lighting replacement project. Night Work only, 7pm to 7am, Monday night to Friday morning. Last updated Tue May 7 at 1:11 PM PDT. (DBC-7971)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work at Illecillewaet Campground (3 km west of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Thu Aug 1 at 7:00 PM PDT. From May until August, expect road construction in the Illecillewaet Curve (24km from the park east boundary) and paving of a 10 km section daily from 7am-7pm. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hr, lane closures, and delays up to 20 minutes. No work on long weekends. Last updated Sat Jun 15 at 9:09 PM PDT. (DBC-8339)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. There will be ditching between Woolsey Creek FSR; East Boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park and Albert Canyon Chain Up Area (1 km east of East Boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park). Starting Wed Jun 19 at 6:00 AM PDT until Wed Jun 19 at 1:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Environmental remediation 32km east of Revelstoke. Last updated Fri Jun 14 at 12:32 PM PDT. (DBC-9327)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Utility work between Mt Begbie Rd and Big Eddy Rd for 1.8 km (Revelstoke). Until Wed Jul 31. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Fri May 17 at 5:27 PM PDT. (DBC-8289)
Highway 23 Both Directions Highway 23, in both directions. Rock scaling planned between Revelstoke Dam Access Rd and Wallis Rd (Revelstoke). Starting Tue Jun 18 until Fri Jun 28. From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Rock Scaling at Revelstoke Dam. Last updated Mon Jun 10 at 1:31 PM PDT. (DBC-9167)
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. Bridge maintenance between Kootenay National Pk and Marble Canyon Campground (7 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Mon Jun 24. Expect speed reduction to 30km/h and travel on a detour bridge. Last updated Wed May 1 at 2:21 PM MDT. (DBC-3830)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Maintenance planned at Settlers Rd (19 km north of Radium Hot Springs). Starting Mon Jun 17 at 7:00 AM MDT until Sun Jun 23 at 7:00 PM MDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Watch for traffic control personnel. Reduced speed zone of 50kph. Maximum delays of 15 minutes. Last updated Wed Jun 12 at 7:55 AM MDT. (DBC-9238)

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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