BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 5 Both directions Line Painting from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Kamloops (177 km), 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily through Jul 27. Updated on Sun Jul 24 at 10:37 pm PDT. (ID# -59647)
Highway 5 Southbound Paving from Box Canyon Chainup Area to Exit 202, Portia Interchange (9.5 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri on Jul 27. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 10:05 pm PDT. (ID# -59834)
Highway 97C Both directions Line Painting from Highland Valley Mine Overpass to Logan Lake (17 km), 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily starting Jul 27 through Jul 28. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 7:50 pm PDT. (ID# -59651)
Highway 97C Both directions Line Painting from Highland Valley Mine Overpass to Logan Lake (17 km), 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily starting Jul 27 through Jul 28. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 7:50 pm PDT. (ID# -59650)
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. Updated on Mon Jul 11 at 12:24 pm PDT. (ID# -59529)
Highway 97C Both directions Line Painting from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (73.1 km), 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily starting Jul 27 through Jul 28. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 7:50 pm PDT. (ID# -59649)
Highway 97C Westbound Construction 4 km west of Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jul 11 at 8:30 am PDT. (ID# -59519)
Highway 97D Both directions Line Painting from Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 5 at Lac Le Jeune (24.1 km), 7:00 pm to 7:00 am daily starting Jul 26 through Jul 27. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 10:21 pm PDT. (ID# -59648)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Adams Lake Ferry Both directions Road will be closed in both directions at Adams Lake because of Ferry Out of Service, starting Wed Aug 3 at 11:59 pm through Thu Aug 4 at 5:00 am. The ferry is shut down for maintenance. Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 12:50 pm PDT. (ID# -59814)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Sicamous and Highway 97A intersections 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jun 17 at 1:22 pm PDT. (ID# -59075)
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 Both directions Brushing at Princeton to Bromley Rock 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily starting Jul 25 through Jul 28. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 12:57 pm PDT. (ID# -59815)
Highway 3 Both directions Mowing 10 km west of Hedley to Keremeos (38.1 km), 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily through Jul 28. Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 9:01 am PDT. (ID# -59801)
Highway 5A Both directions Mowing from Princeton to Gulliford Lake Rest Area (37.2 km), 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily through Jul 28. Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 8:57 am PDT. (ID# -59800)
Highway 6EW Both directions Electrical Maintenance 10 km east of Lumby 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily through Jul 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jul 20 at 1:52 pm PDT. (ID# -59753)
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 Bridge Maintenance from Campbell Road to Abbott Street (2 km), 9:00 pm to 5:00 am daily through Jul 28. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Jul 26 at 9:14 am PDT. (ID# -59824)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Kelowna between Highway 33 and Edwards Road 8:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Over width loads MUST call Carrie Lutz (604) 842-3255 in advance for route access approval. Updated on Mon May 30 at 3:21 pm PDT. (ID# -58631)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at Campbell Road 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm daily on Jul 27. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 3:25 pm PDT. (ID# -59816)
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)

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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