BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 8 Both directions Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect 10 km west of Merritt, at 10 Mile Bridge. Local traffic only, no pedestrians, no bicycles. Please minimize your trips. Maintenance crews will continue emergency work throughout the day. Expect delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:03 am PDT. (ID# 283419)
Little Fort Ferry Both directions Little Fort Ferry at North Thompson River is out of service due to high water and debris flows until further notice. Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:37 am PDT. (ID# 281407)
Lytton Ferry Both directions Closed in both directions at Fraser River because of Ferry Out of Service. Due to high waters until further notice. Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:03 am PDT. (ID# 283416)
McLure Ferry Both directions McLure Ferry closed in both directions at North Thompson River effective immediately due to high water and debris flows until further notice. Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:37 am PDT. (ID# 283484)
Highway 1 Eastbound Rock Scaling 5 km east of Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) through Fri Jun 22 at 5:30 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon May 14 at 6:49 am PDT. (ID# -69063)
Highway 12 Both directions Paving at 24 kilometers north of Lytton 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu May 3 at 9:09 pm PDT. (ID# -68901)
Highway 5 Both directions Watch for potholes on Road from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:02 am PDT. (ID# 271175)
Highway 5 Both directions Watch for rocks on Road from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:02 am PDT. (ID# 283510)
Highway 5 Both directions Construction 13 km north of Barriere 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 13 at 6:05 pm PDT. (ID# -68423)
Highway 5 Southbound Paving from Exit 286, Coldwater Interchange, South Merritt to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (29.8 km), through Sun Jul 15 at 7:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri May 11 at 2:32 pm. Will not be paving Victoria Day Weekend. (ID# -68972)
Highway 5A Both directions Watch for Rocks on Road from Gulliford Lake Rest Area to Junction with Highway 97C - Aspen Grove (23.4 km). Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:02 am PDT. (ID# 283509)
Highway 97C Both directions Rest Area is open. Tipped or flush toilets are out of service but portapotty toilets are available at Loon Lake Road Exit until further notice. Updated on Thu May 17 at 7:00 pm PDT. (ID# -69089)
Highway 97C Eastbound Electrical Maintenance from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Loon Lake Road Exit (15.2 km), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily starting May 8 through May 22. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Tue May 8 at 12:26 pm PDT. (ID# -68807)
Highway 97D Both directions Construction 10 km east of Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sun May 6 at 10:27 am PDT. (ID# -68935)
Highway 97D Both directions Maintenance 10 km east of Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake until further notice. Please watch for reduced speed of 50 KM/HR. Updated on Wed Oct 11 at 3:43 pm PDT. (ID# -64229)
Highway 97D Both directions Bridge Wash Out 10 km east of Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 22 at 3:03 am PDT. (ID# 283412)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 3 Both directions Hwy 3 is open 14kms west of Keremeos, road conditions subject to change due to ongoing flooding conditions. Highway may close without notice. Check Drive BC for up to date conditions and anticipate alternate routes. Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:10 am PDT. (ID# 283443)
Highway 33 Both directions The road is open to two-way traffic in both directions until 6 PM Tuesday May 22. Updated on Fri May 18 at 5:03 pm PDT. (ID# -69090)
Westside Road Both directions Will be open in both directions starting 3 PM Friday, May 18 and will return to single lane alternating traffic 3 km north of Fintry on Tuesday, May 22. Please watch for crews and expect 10-15 minute delays Tuesday to Friday between 7 AM and 6 PM. Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:24 am PDT. (ID# 283439)
Westside Road Both directions Wash Out 6.5 km south of Junction with Highway 97 North. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:24 am PDT. (ID# 283446)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous at Perry River Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jul 15. 24 hour construction speed zone in effect. Updated on Wed Apr 4 at 10:48 am PDT. (ID# -68235)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction at Keremeos 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Detours in place either direction to Bypass Road to Hwy 3 or Hwy 3A. Updated on Mon Feb 19 at 6:23 am PST. (ID# -67596)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction at Osoyoos 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Feb 22 at 11:08 am PST. (ID# -67701)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance 10 km south of Junction with Westside Road between Boucherie and Ross Road 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri starting Apr 3 through Jun 29. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 3 at 10:41 pm PDT. (ID# -68190)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 5 km south of Junction with Westside Road 9:00 pm to 6:00 am daily through May 31. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu May 3 at 9:05 pm PDT. (ID# -68897)
Highway 97 Both directions If any wide load vehicles (wider then 5 metres or more) are traveling between Westside road to Daimler road in West Kelowna, from May 1 to July 1, 2018 between 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Please contact the Traffic Management company at 250-718-1357 or 250-318-0679. Updated on Tue May 8 at 9:25 am PDT. (ID# -68988)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Kelowna between Highway 33 and Edwards Road 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Sun - Thu until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Over width loads MUST call Carrie Lutz (604-842-3255) in advance for route access approval. Updated on Thu Aug 11 at 7:26 am PDT. (ID# -58631)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance 27 km north of Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Thu starting May 23 through May 24. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 2 at 11:31 am PDT. (ID# -68850)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction between Pelmewash Parkway intersection and Gatzke Road, starting Mon Apr 9 at 12:01 am through Thu May 31 at 11:59 pm. Lane closure will be in effect.Updated on Wed Apr 11 at 11:19 am PDT. (ID# -68323)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 30 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South, LaCasa to Muir Road from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Dec 1. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Call toll free 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Mon Apr 16 at 1:36 pm PDT. (ID# -68464)

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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