BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News
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Okanagan Road Conditions
Events for Thompson Nicola
|Highway 1 Westbound||Maintenance 10 km west of Lytton North Access 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tue Aug 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Aug 25 at 9:03 am PDT. (ID# -60258)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Construction from Box Canyon Chainup Area to Great Bear Snowshed both directions, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Nov 15. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 26 at 12:08 am PDT. (ID# -60264)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Construction 24.8 km south of Barriere 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri through Oct 31. Construction speed zone in effect, please obey signs. Updated on Wed Aug 17 at 1:53 pm PDT. (ID# -60150)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Construction 12 km north of Clearwater through Wed Aug 31 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jul 29 at 1:38 pm PDT. (ID# -59887)|
|Highway 5 Northbound||Maintenance 500 m north of Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily on Aug 31. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Mon Aug 22 at 9:45 am PDT. (ID# -60190)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Asphalt milling and paving from Logan Lake to 12kms past Highland Valley Copper Mine entrance. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Aug 10 through Sep 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. up to 10 minute delays. Watch for grooved pavement, speed zone in effect, please obey all signs and flag people. Updated on Wed Aug 10 at 6:10 am PDT. (ID# -60005)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Water line installation on Nicola Avenue in Merritt from Voght to Cleasby Street. 24 hour lane closure in effect 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 9. Watch for grooved pavement and varying lane closures throughout the site. Obey all construction signs and watch for flaggers. Updated on Mon Aug 22 at 6:11 am PDT. (ID# -60176)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Construction 4 km west of Pennask Summit through November 15. 24 hour Lane closure in effect and 60 km/h speed zone in effect daily 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Note: construction has stopped for the BC Day holiday weekend and will resume Tuesday, August 2. Updated on Thu Jul 28 at 6:44 pm PDT. (ID# -59529)|
Events for Okanagan Shuswap
|Highway 3 Both directions||Closed at Princeton for eastbound traffic and 30 km east of Princeton at Sterling Creek Bridge for westbound traffic because of Forest Fire. Obey traffic control personnel. Consider using an alternate route. Estimated time of opening: not available. Next update: 7:30 PM. Updated on Sat Aug 27 at 6:37 pm PDT. (ID# 220694)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Construction 29 km west of Princeton 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 31. 60 Km Speed Zone in effect. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Apr 20 at 8:57 am PDT. (ID# -57625)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Construction 25 km west of Princeton 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 15. 60 Km Speed Zone in effect. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 19 at 4:35 pm PDT. (ID# -57589)|
|Highway 3 Eastbound||Brushing 40 km east of Princeton through Hedley 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mon Aug 29. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Aug 24 at 9:59 am PDT. (ID# -60227)|
|Highway 6EW Both directions||Livestock on Road from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated on Sat Aug 27 at 2:39 pm PDT. (ID# 220678)|
|Highway 6EW Eastbound||Construction at 30th Street and Highway 6 Vernon 12:00 am to 11:59 pm daily through Nov 18. Left turn lane closure in effect. Updated on Sun Jul 17 at 11:02 pm PDT. (ID# -59566)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Construction 5.3 km north of Junction with Highway 97C between Bering and Butt Road 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mon Aug 29. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Aug 25 at 3:55 pm PDT. (ID# -60263)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Construction 8.4 km north of Junction with Highway 97C at Ross Road intersection 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm on Wed Aug 31. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Aug 26 at 10:03 am PDT. (ID# -60273)|
|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 Northbound||Maintenance at Junction with Highway 33, in Kelowna 12:00 am to 3:00 am on Thu Sep 1. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 26 at 1:53 pm PDT. (ID# -60277)|
|Highway 97A Both directions||Construction at Sicamous near the Trans Canada Highway 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri through Sep 30. There is a detour in place using Eagle Pass Way for traffic. Updated on Fri Aug 26 at 10:34 am PDT. (ID# -60274)|
|Westside Road Both directions||Construction 11 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South there are no planned closures until September 7th, 2016. Please expect periodic single lane alternating traffic with approximate 10 minute delays for maintenance. On September 7, 2016 the 2 hour closures from 9:30AM - 11:30AM and 12:30PM - 2:30PM for rock blasting will resume. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates.. Updated on Mon Jul 4 at 10:39 am PDT. (ID# -56583)|
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.All Season vs. Snow tires Which do you need?