BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 5 Both directions Construction at Box Canyon Chainup Area/Great Bear Snowshed, 40 km north of Hope, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon to Fri until further notice. Traffic pattern change. Single lane traffic, 10 minute delays expected. Construction speed zone in effect, obey all signs, watch for narrow shoulders. Updated on Wed Jun 14 at 5:50 pm PDT. (ID# -64114)
Highway 5 Both directions Bridge Construction (Dry Gulch Bridge) 63 km south of Merritt 24 hours a day until further notice. Traffic pattern changed. Be advised narrow lanes in effect. Southbound lane restriction of 4.1m. Wide loads greater than 4.1m pullover at old toll booth and call Kingston site at 604-880-9663 for instruction. No access will be granted from Fridays at 10:00am to Sundays at 10:00am for wide loads greater than 4.1m wide. Expect delays, obey construction speed zone. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 5:26 pm PDT. (ID# -64794)
Highway 5 Northbound Construction 15 km north of Merritt 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Sat May 27 at 7:23 pm PDT. (ID# -64145)
Highway 5 Northbound Maintenance 7 km south of Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed May 17 at 4:31 pm PDT. (ID# -63958)
Highway 5A Both directions Construction 21 km south of Kamloops starting Tue Jun 27 at 7:00 am until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jun 27 at 6:25 am PDT. (ID# -64860)
Highway 97D Both directions Highway 97D is OPEN to single lane alternating traffic 10 km East of Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake. No vehicles over 3.2m wide. Updated on Tue May 30 at 2:25 pm PDT. (ID# -64229)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Westside Road Both directions Construction 11 km north of junction with Highway 97 South (West Kelowna junction) 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 4:04 pm PDT. (ID# -64847)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 21. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 26 at 8:46 am PDT. (ID# -64658)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction 15 km west of Sicamous 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thu Jun 29. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 8:29 am PDT. (ID# -64922)
Highway 3 Both directions Mowing 15 km east of Keremeos to 30 km east of Keremeos (15 km), 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thu Jun 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 5:59 am PDT. (ID# -64919)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction from Keremeos to 34 km east of Keremeos (34 km), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Thu through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 1 at 8:29 am PDT. (ID# -64183)
Highway 3 Both directions Canada Day Parade at Osoyoos 10:45 am to 12:00 pm on Sat Jul 1. Brief road closure will be in effect with a detour in place Updated on Tue Jun 13 at 3:39 pm PDT. (ID# -64586)
Highway 5A Both directions Maintenance 15 km north of Princeton to 30 km north of Princeton (15 km), 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thu Jun 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 5:58 am PDT. (ID# -64918)
Highway 6EW Both directions Electrical Maintenance 7 km east of Coldstream from Ricardo to Murphy Road 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Fri starting Jun 26 through Jun 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jun 27 at 6:25 am PDT. (ID# -64584)
Highway 6EW Both directions Seal Coating 48 km east of Lumby 6:30 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Jul 4 through Jul 19. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 11:39 am PDT. (ID# -64910)
Highway 97 Both directions Brushing 10 km north of Oliver starting Mon Jul 10 at 8:00 am through Tue Jul 11 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 26 at 9:28 am PDT. (ID# -64843)
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 Mowing from Kelowna to Lake Country (21.7 km), 5:00 am to 1:00 pm daily through Jun 29. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 9:23 am PDT. (ID# -64905)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Vernon between 33rd and 35th Avenue 7:00 pm to 3:30 am Mon-Fri starting Jul 11 through Jul 13. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Wed Jun 14 at 4:15 pm PDT. (ID# -64615)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at Penticton at Channel Parkway at Huth Avenue 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jul 5. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 9:28 am PDT. (ID# -64877)
Highway 97A Both directions Construction 1 km north of Enderby 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily through Jul 15. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Jun 15 at 7:30 pm PDT. (ID# -64558)
Highway 97A Both directions Electrical Maintenance 1 km north of Grindrod 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Fri starting Jun 26 through Jun 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jun 27 at 6:24 am PDT. (ID# -64639)
Highway 97A Both directions Construction 7 km north of Grindrod at Riverside Road 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Fri starting Jun 26 through Jun 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jun 27 at 6:26 am PDT. (ID# -64613)
Highway 97A Both directions Heavy Traffic Volume 7 km north of Grindrod 2:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jul 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 4 at 10:26 am PDT. (ID# -62964)

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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