BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 5 Both directions Maintenance from Exit 228, Coquihalla Lakes Road to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (29.1 km), through Thu Apr 30 at 6:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Apr 8 at 8:37 am PDT. (ID# -51853)
Highway 5 Northbound Highway 5 Northbound, Paving from Exit 276 Comstock to Exit 286 Coldwater Interchange, South Merritt (9.8 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through May 15. 60 kilometer per hour speed zone in effect. The road is reduced to single lane traffic. 24 hour lane closures, obey all signs. Expect minor delays. Updated on Thu Apr 23 at 9:08 am PDT. (ID# -52260)
Highway 5 Southbound Highway 5 Southbound, Paving 1 km south of Merritt from Coldwater Interchange to Comstock Road. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through May 15. The road is reduced to single lane traffic. 24 hour lane closures and 60 kilometer per hour speed zone is in effect. Please obey all signs. Expect minor delays. Updated on Thu Apr 23 at 9:35 am PDT. (ID# -52262)
Highway 97C Both directions Slippery Sections from Sunset Main Road Exit to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (10 km). Updated Fri Apr 24 at 11:19 pm PDT. (ID# 191540)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Construction 1 km east of Pritchard 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Apr 27. The road is reduced to 50 Km speed zone with some minor delays. Updated on Thu Apr 23 at 6:08 am PDT. (ID# -52242)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 3 km east of Pritchard through Fri May 22 at 6:00 pm. Updated on Thu Apr 23 at 1:17 pm PDT. (ID# -52265)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction on 14km West of Chase on Trans Canada Highway No. 1 starting Tue Mar 24 at 7:00 am through Sun Jun 28 at 5:30 pm. Minor intermittant delays. Updated on Tue Mar 24 at 8:56 am PDT. (ID# -51621)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 2 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Apr 27 through May 8. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 21 at 9:58 am PDT. (ID# -52196)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Nov 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 10 at 3:24 pm PDT. (ID# -51365)
Highway 1 Both directions Water Pooling 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 2:03 am PDT. (ID# 191498)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 25 km west of Princeton 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 15 2016. Lane closure in effect, work area is restricted to 60 Km's. Updated on Tue Mar 17 at 11:57 am PDT. (ID# -51515)
Highway 33 Both directions Slushy Sections from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 3:04 am PDT. (ID# 191510)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections 7 km east of Lumby to Cherryville (21.9 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 2:02 am PDT. (ID# 191500)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 2:03 am PDT. (ID# 191511)
Highway 97 Both directions Paving from Osoyoos to 26 km north, near Tucelnuit Road, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through May 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Tue Apr 14 at 7:08 am PDT. (ID# -51934)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Warren Avenue, Penticton 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Apr 27 through Apr 28. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 24 at 11:40 am PDT. (ID# -52291)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Penticton starting Mon Apr 27 at 9:00 pm through Tue Apr 28 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Tue Apr 21 at 3:39 pm PDT. (ID# -52207)
Highway 97 Both directions Bridge Construction on Highway 97, Penticton Channel Parkway from Warren Avenue to Skaha Lake Road, through Tue Jun 30 at 11:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Jan 16 at 3:19 pm PST. (ID# -50804)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance from Campbell Road to Abbott Street (2 km), through Mon Apr 27 at 6:00 am. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Apr 24 at 2:02 pm PDT. (ID# -52293)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Kelowna through Thu Apr 30 at 6:00 am. Updated on Wed Apr 1 at 11:26 pm PDT. (ID# -51642)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 14 km north of Falkland to 45 km north of Falkland (31 km), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Apr 27 through Apr 29. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Apr 20 at 3:14 pm PDT. (ID# -52174)
Highway 97A Both directions Construction 500 m south of Sicamous 6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 14 at 2:04 pm PDT. (ID# -52020)
Highway 97A Both directions Water Pooling from Mara to Junction with Highway 1, in Sicamous (20.3 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 2:03 am PDT. (ID# 191499)
Highway 97C Both directions Slushy Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Apr 25 at 3:04 am PDT. (ID# 191512)
Westside Road Both directions Construction from Junction with Highway 97 South to 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South (12 km). Please be advised, Monday to Friday, expect single-lane alternating traffic control with 10 minute delays from 7:00am to 5:00pm, and up to 2 hour closures from 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm for rock blastingconstruction. Please check the closure hotline 1-844-371-3824 for real-time updates on Westside Road Closures. Updated on Wed Feb 4 at 4:31 pm PST. (ID# -50305)

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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