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 5 Both directions Brushing 33 km south of Barriere to 3 km south of Barriere (30 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily through Oct 24. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Oct 21 at 6:03 am PDT. (ID# -50133)
Highway 5A Both directions Construction 23 km north of Merritt 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Oct 24. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Oct 21 at 7:13 am PDT. (ID# -50123)
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 97C Eastbound Construction 13 km east of Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Oct 26. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Oct 20 at 6:08 am PDT. (ID# -50114)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

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 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 at North Fork Bridge 30Km East of Sicamous 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wed Oct 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Oct 15 at 11:50 am PDT. (ID# -50084)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance on Highway 1 at Malakwa Bridge 20 Km East of Sicamous 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thu Oct 23. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Oct 15 at 11:45 am PDT. (ID# -50083)
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 3 Westbound Paving 15 km west of Princeton to 30 km west of Princeton (15 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Oct 23. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Oct 20 at 9:37 am PDT. (ID# -50122)
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 33 Both directions Construction at highwy 33 east prior and gibbs road at Kelowna starting Thu Oct 23 at 9:00 am through Fri Oct 24 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Mon Oct 20 at 4:06 pm PDT. (ID# -50132)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna through Wed Oct 22 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Oct 20 at 4:52 pm PDT. (ID# -50131)
Highway 6EW Both directions Watch for livestock on Road from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated on Tue Oct 21 at 12:17 pm PDT. (ID# 171980)
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 Bridge Construction at highway 97 south bound between Westlake and Ross Road at Kelowna starting Wed Oct 22 at 9:00 am through Fri Oct 24 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane with no delays. . Updated on Tue Oct 21 at 11:41 am PDT. (ID# -50141)
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 Mon Oct 20 at 3:57 pm PDT. (ID# -50130)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna Highway 97 and Airport Way starting Thu Oct 23 at 7:00 pm through Fri Oct 24 at 6:00 am. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 16 at 2:15 pm PDT. (ID# -50106)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna Highway 97 and Highway 33 starting Mon Oct 22at 7:00 pm through Tue Oct 23 at 6:00 am. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 16 at 2:00 pm PDT. (ID# -50103)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna Highway 97 and Spall Road starting Mon Oct 21at 7:00 pm through Tue Oct 22 at 6:00 am. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 16 at 2:00 pm PDT. (ID# -50103)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Highway 97 Carney to Highway 33 in Kelowna starting Thu Oct 23 at 10:00 pm through Fri Oct 24 at 6:00 am. Updated on Thu Oct 16 at 11:36 am PDT. (ID# -50101)
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 Maintenance at Lake Country 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wed Oct 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Tue Oct 14 at 1:37 pm PDT. (ID# -50074)
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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