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 Both directions Highway 1 at Thompson River Drive, Construction 25 km east of Cache Creek, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat, starting August 5 through Sep 19.. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic for construction of the left turn lane. Please note no work will be undertaken during Labour Day weekend, from Saturday August 30 to Monday September 1. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 2:19 pm PDT. (ID# -49115)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Spences Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Oct 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Please note construction hours on Fri Aug 29 will be from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, with no construction from Sat Aug 30 to Mon Sep 1, and will resume on Tue Sep 2 at 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Updated on Tue Aug 26 at 6:07 am PDT. (ID# -49367)
Highway 1 Westbound Construction 201 m west of Exit 368, Junction with Highway 5A, in Kamloops to 5 km east of Exit 362, Junction with Highway 5 Coquihalla, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sept 3 through Sep 4. Lane closure in effect. Motorists are advised to drive with caution. 70km/hr speed zone in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 3:02 pm PDT. (ID# -49469)
Highway 97C Eastbound Construction 10 km east of Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tue Sep 2. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 1:12 pm PDT. (ID# -49468)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 97 Both directions Closed in both directions 4 km north of Junction with Airport Road in Kelowna because of a Vehicle Incident. Assessment in progress no estimated time of opening. Detour available through Glenmore road. Next update at Noon. Updated on Sat Aug 30 at 10:51 am PDT. (ID# 171476)
Coalmont Road Both directions Maintenance at Coalmont Road #83 1km North of Princeton through Tue Sep 9 at 6:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Aug 28 at 6:06 am PDT. (ID# -49444)
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. There will be no delays from 12:00 PM on Friday August 29th through to Tuesday September 2nd at 6:00 AM. Updated on Thurs Jul 31 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# -48429)
Highway 33 Both directions Construction at Junction with Big White Road 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri until further notice. The road may be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Watch for Traffic Control Persons and heavy equipment, expect 15-minute delays. No delays Aug 1st through August 4th. Updated on Thu Jul 31 at 3:44 pm PDT. (ID# -41145)
Highway 6EW Both directions Livestock on Road at Monashee Summit. Updated on Sat Aug 30 at 7:12 am PDT. (ID# 171392)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Junction with Westside Road to Sneena Road project through Fri Oct 17 at 11:59 pm. Please obey construction speed zone through temporary re-alignment. Updated on Wed Apr 30 at 10:24 am PDT. (ID# -47293)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Kelowna through Sun Aug 31 at 6:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Aug 1 at 8:03 pm PDT. (ID# -48980)
Highway 97 Southbound Seal Coating from Abbott Street to Campbell Road (2 km), 9:00 pm to 5:30 am daily through Sep 5. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 2:26 pm PDT. (ID# -49470)
Highway 97A Both directions Special Event at Armstrong 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sat Aug 30. There will be limited access to Armstrong and detour available at Lansdowne road or Otter Lake crossing. Updated on Sat Aug 30 at 7:12 am PDT. (ID# -49473)

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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