BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Little Fort Ferry Both directions Closed in both directions at North Thompson River because of Ferry Out of Service, until further notice. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 7:13 pm PDT. (ID# -49887)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Spences Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Updated on Thu Oct 9 at 4:06 pm PDT. (ID# -49367)
Highway 5 Both directions Rock Scaling at Fishtrap Canyon starting 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sun through Nov 14. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect up to 20 minute delays. Updated on Fri Oct 3 at 3:30 pm PDT. (ID# -49895)
Highway 8 Both directions Paving 8 km west of Merritt city centre, over a 9 km section, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Speed zone 50km/h Updated on Tue Oct 21 at 12:54 pm PDT. (ID# -50143)
Highway 8 Both directions Construction on Hwy 8, 5.5 km east of Spences Bridge, on Rattlesnake & 3 Mile Bridges, through Sat Nov 15, 24 hours a day. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 1:16 pm PDT. (ID# -50163)
Highway 97C Eastbound Construction 13 km east of Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt 7:30 am to 5:00 pm daily through Oct 26. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Oct 22 at 1:46 pm PDT. (ID# -50114)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Coalmont Road Both directions Maintenance 15 km north of Princeton to Junction with Brookmere Road (44.4 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Oct 27 through Oct 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Oct 24 at 3:51 pm PDT. (ID# -50182)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance at Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Pritchard starting Mon Oct 27 at 7:30 am through Sat Nov 1 at 7:30 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Please watch for detour and obey construction speed zone. Updated on Fri Oct 24 at 4:34 pm PDT. (ID# -50185)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 at Tappen Overhead 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Mon Oct 27. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Oct 15 at 11:53 am PDT. (ID# -50085)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 at Bruhn at Sicamous 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Mon Oct 27. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Oct 15 at 11:56 am PDT. (ID# -50086)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 20 km west of Princeton between Friday Creek and Laidlaw Road 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect 5-minute delays. Updated on Thurs Jul 31 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# -48429)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 6 km east of Osoyoos starting Mon Oct 6 at 7:00 am through Fri Nov 14 at 7:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. 15 minute delay expected. Updated on Mon Oct 6 at 6:02 am PDT. (ID# -49982)
Highway 33 Both directions Construction on Hwy 33 at the junction with Big White Road 7:00 Big White road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. 20 minute delays for paving. Speed on Hwy 33 reduced to 60km
Highway 33 Both directions Paving at Kelowna through Sat Oct 25 at 4:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 3:37 pm PDT. (ID# -50171)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at highway 33 West of Kelowna 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sun Oct 26. The road will be reduced to single lane from 9am to 3pm. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 12:59 pm PDT. (ID# -50165)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at highway 33 between Toovie Road and Rutland Road in Kelowna starting Wed Oct 29 at 9:00 am through Fri Dec 5 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 12:53 pm PDT. (ID# -50164)
Highway 6EW Both directions Wildlife on Road from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated on Sat Oct 25 at 12:21 pm PDT. (ID# 172259)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at highway 97 1km of Skaha Lake Road in Penticton through Thu Oct 30 at 7:00 pm. Updated on Mon Oct 20 at 6:06 am PDT. (ID# -50087)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Penticton through Sat Dec 6 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Oct 6 at 7:08 am PDT. (ID# -49936)
Highway 97 Both directions WIDE LOADS Use caution. Please contact 250-469-0330 before coming accross the WRB Bridge. Bridge Maintenance from Campbell Road to Abbott Street (2 km), Starting Sunday October 26th at 9pm through Mon Oct 27 at 5:30 am. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 4:34 pm PDT. (ID# -50173)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at 97 Harey East of Barlee Road to Banks Road in Kelowna starting Wed Oct 29 at 9:00 pm through Thu Oct 30 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane traffic. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 1:14 pm PDT. (ID# -50167)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance West of Kelowna starting Sun Oct 26 at 5:00 am through Mon Oct 27 at 7:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sat Oct 25 at 6:41 am PDT. (ID# -50166)
Highway 97 Both directions Bridge Construction at hwy 97 north bound at West lake rd at Kelowna starting Fri Oct 24 at 9:00 am through Sat Oct 25 at 3:00 pm. Updated on Fri Oct 24 at 8:03 am PDT. (ID# -50130)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Kelowna through Fri Oct 31 at 6:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 8:29 pm PDT. (ID# -49772)
Highway 97 Both directions Paving at Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily on Oct 27. Updated on Fri Oct 24 at 9:09 am PDT. (ID# -50178)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Falkland starting Tue Oct 28 at 9:00 am through Wed Oct 29 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane with alternating traffic with minor delays. Updated on Wed Oct 22 at 10:56 am PDT. (ID# -50151)
Highway 97A Both directions Sidewalk repair and Maintenance at Enderby 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Oct 27 through Oct 31. Updated on Fri Oct 24 at 8:54 am PDT. (ID# -50177)
Highway 97C Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Oct 25 at 12:06 pm PDT. (ID# 172237)
Highway 97C Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Oct 25 at 12:06 pm PDT. (ID# 172239)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 12 km North of Highway 97 at West Kelowna starting 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 10 minute delays. Updated on Mon Oct 6 at 2:42 pm PDT. (ID# -49859)

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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