BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

Highways 1, 6, 33, 97A, 97 Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna, Westbank, Vernon ...

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 1 Eastbound Construction Exit 367, Pacific Way in Kamloops through Fri Jul 3 at 11:59 pm. Off-ramp closure in effect. Updated on Wed May 27 at 4:23 pm PDT. (ID# -52986)
Highway 5 Northbound Sweeping from Exit 221, Fall Lake to Exit 250, Larson Hill (28 km), 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Jun 2. Updated on Tue Jun 2 at 6:38 am PDT. (ID# -53081)
Highway 5 Northbound Highway 5 Northbound, Asphalt resurfacing 43 km north of Merritt from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting May 7 through Jun 13. Speed limit reduced to 60 kilometers. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri May 8 at 8:24 am PDT. (ID# -52433)
Highway 5 Southbound Seal Coating at Kamloops 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily through Jun 3. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Sun May 31 at 7:28 pm PDT. (ID# -53033)
Highway 5 Southbound Sweeping 1 km south of Kamloops to 10 km south of Kamloops (9 km), 6:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Jun 2. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Jun 2 at 6:30 am PDT. (ID# -53079)
Highway 5 Southbound Construction on Voght Street and Exit 290, Merritt 7:00 am to 7:00 pm dailystarting Jun 1 through Jun 4. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Updated on Mon Jun 1 at 6:35 am PDT. (ID# -53024)
Highway 97C Both directions Sweeping from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (49.5 km), 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Jun 2. Updated on Tue Jun 2 at 6:34 am PDT. (ID# -53080)
Highway 97C Westbound Crack sealing westbound lane, 50 km east of Merritt to Merritt, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Jun 2 through Jun 12. Lane closure up to 20 minutes will be in effect. Updated on Tue Jun 2 at 6:33 am PDT. (ID# -53065)
Lytton Ferry Both directions Lytton Ferry is out of service due til further notice due to high water. Updated on Tue Jun 2 at 3:01 am PDT. (ID# 191745)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Coalmont Road Both directions Ditching 8 km north of Princeton to 3 km north of Coalmont (10.5 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Jun 5. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 1 at 10:24 am PDT. (ID# -53062)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction on 14km West of Chase on Trans Canada Highway No. 1 starting Tue Mar 24 at 7:00 am through Sun Jun 28 at 5:30 pm. Minor intermittant delays. Updated on Tue Mar 24 at 8:56 am PDT. (ID# -51621)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Nov 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 10 at 3:24 pm PDT. (ID# -51365)
Highway 1 Westbound Electrical Maintenance 8 km east of Salmon Arm 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Jun 1 through Jun 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 1 at 8:06 am PDT. (ID# -53028)
Highway 3 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 12 Km to 50 km west of Princeton 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 27 through Jun 15. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 27 at 9:14 am PDT. (ID# -52962)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 25 km west of Princeton 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 15 2016. Lane closure in effect, work area is restricted to 60 Km's. Updated on Tue Mar 17 at 11:57 am PDT. (ID# -51515)
Highway 3 Both directions Slippery Sections. Watch for gravel and sand on road 14 km west of Princeton. Updated Tue Jun 2 at 2:07 am PDT. (ID# 191789)
Highway 3 Eastbound Mowing from Keremeos to 30 km east of Keremeos (30 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Jun 4. Updated on Mon Jun 1 at 10:26 am PDT. (ID# -53063)
Highway 33 Both directions Maintenance at Highway 33 South from Rutland Road to Mackenzie Road in Kelowna starting Wed Jun 3 at 9:00 pm through Thu Jun 4 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 min delays. Updated on Wed May 20 at 11:00 am PDT. (ID# -52818)
Highway 6EW Both directions Water Pooling from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Tue Jun 2 at 6:16 am PDT. (ID# 191790)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 12 km south of Oliver 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wed Jun 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri May 22 at 2:52 pm PDT. (ID# -52870)
Highway 97 Both directions Bridge Construction on Highway 97, Penticton Channel Parkway from Warren Avenue to Skaha Lake Road, through Tue Jun 30 at 11:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Jan 16 at 3:19 pm PST. (ID# -50804)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 3 km south of Junction with Westside Road, Westlake to Ross Road from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri through Jun 3. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed May 20 at 8:49 pm PDT. (ID# -52667)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Hwy 97 in Kelowna starting Mon Jun 1 at 9:00 pm through Tue Jun 30 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to slow moving single lane traffic. Updated on Wed May 20 at 10:23 am PDT. (ID# -52811)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri through Jun 3. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed May 20 at 8:48 pm PDT. (ID# -52668)
Highway 97 Both directions Paving 10 km north of Junction with Highway 33, in Kelowna 8:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Sat through Jun 5. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 5 at 7:34 pm PDT. (ID# -52532)
Highway 97 Both directions Water Pooling 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Tue Jun 2 at 6:46 am PDT. (ID# 191791)
Highway 97 Southbound Maintenance 27 km north of Vernon starting Tue Jun 2 at 9:00 am through Wed Jun 3 at 3:00 pm. Updated on Mon May 25 at 1:43 pm PDT. (ID# -52915)
Highway 97 Southbound Construction 9 km south of Junction with Westside Road at Gellatly Road, starting Wed Jun 3 at 9:00 pm through Thu Jun 4 at 6:00 am. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri May 29 at 3:36 pm PDT. (ID# -53027)
Highway 97A Both directions Electrical Maintenance on Hwy 97A North of Old Salmon Arm Road in Enderby 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tue Jun 2. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Mon Jun 1 at 10:26 pm PDT. (ID# -53066)
Highway 97A Both directions Construction 500 m south of Sicamous 6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 14 at 2:04 pm PDT. (ID# -52020)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 10 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South through Fri Apr 1 2016 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Vehicles wider than 3.5m should access Westside Road via the north end (Vernon). Updated on Wed Apr 29 at 12:15 pm PDT. (ID# -52398)
Westside Road Both directions Construction from Junction with Highway 97 South to 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South (12 km). Please be advised, Monday to Friday, expect single-lane alternating traffic control with 10 minute delays from 7:00am to 5:00pm, and up to 2 hour closures from 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm for rock blastingconstruction. Please check the closure hotline 1-844-371-3824 for real-time updates on Westside Road Closures. Updated on Wed Feb 4 at 4:31 pm PST. (ID# -50305)

Okanagan Weather Locations

Osoyoos     Penticton     Kelowna     Vernon     Rock Creek

General Route Information

Highway 97 The Okanagan Highway is a 269 km (167 mi) long section of Highway 97 between the international border and Monte Creek on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is named for the Okanagan region of British Columbia, through which it largely passes. It begins in the south at the international border crossing north of Oroville, and travels 4 km (2½ mi) north to its junction with the Crowsnest Highway at Osoyoos. The highway travels north for 47 km (29 mi), passing through the community of Oliver, before arriving at the locality of Kaleden, where Highway 3A diverges west.

13 km (8 mi) north of Kaleden, Highway 97 arrives at the city of Penticton. North of Penticton, Highway 97 follows the western shore of Okanagan Lake for 45 km (28 mi), through the communities of Summerland and Peachland, before reaching its junction with Highway 97C just south of Westbank. From there, Highway 97 passes through West Kelowna, Westbank, Lakeview, and reserve lands belonging to the Westbank First Nation until, 15 km (9 mi) northeast of the 97C junction, Highway 97 begins to cross Okanagan Lake via the William R. Bennett Bridge. The highway enters the city of Kelowna upon landfall on the east shore of the lake. 6 km (4 mi) east into the city centre, the highway reaches its junction with Highway 33.

Four kilometres (2½ mi) north of the Highway 33 junction, Highway 97 leaves the urbanised area of Kelowna (the municipal boundary is actually a further 12 km, 7 mi, north). For the next 43 km (27 mi), the route travels well east of Okanagan Lake, passing through the community of Winfield, then alongside the west shore of Wood Lake to Oyama. Both of these communities lie within the municipality of Lake Country. Highway 97 then passes along the west shore of Kalamalka Lake before entering the city of Vernon and a junction with Highway 6. The highway then travels north for 10 km (6 mi) to a junction with Highway 97A at Swan Lake, at which point it veers northwest. 81 km (17 mi) further, Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada Highway at Monte Creek, following Highway 1 for 105 km (65 mi) west to Cache Creek. As it travels westward, Highways 1 and 97 parallel the Thompson River, passing through the city of Kamloops, where there are junctions with Highways 5 and 5A.

Highway 33 is a minor two-lane highway in the Okanagan region of the province. Highway 33, which is 129 km (80 mi) long, connects Rock Creek, on the Crowsnest Highway, north to Kelowna, ( Kelowna Cam )on the Okanagan Highway, partially following the West Kettle River. It is also the main access to the Big White Ski Resort. The only other visible community on Highway 33 is Beaverdell, 48 km (30 mi) north of Rock Creek. Highway 33 opened in 1970.

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