BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 5 Northbound Paving 38kms north of Hope from Zopkios Brake check to Henning Bridge, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through September 4. Lane closure will be in effect. 60 km/hr work zone in effect, watch for flaggers and equipment Updated on Tue Jul 28 at 6:06 am PDT. (ID# -54131)
Highway 5 Southbound Paving south of Merritt, Henning Bridge to Great Bear Snowshed, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sept 4. Lane closure will be in effect. 60 km/hr work zone in effect, watch for flaggers and equipment. Updated on Tue Aug 18 at 8:47 am PDT. (ID# -54130)
Highway 5A Both directions Construction 15 km north of Exit 290, Junction with Highway 5, Merritt (North) through Sat Oct 31 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Aug 17 at 8:04 am PDT. (ID# -54402)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Coalmont Road Both directions Paving 28 km north of Princeton to 7 km north of Tulameen (2.1 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 1 through Sep 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Aug 28 at 11:01 am PDT. (ID# -54574)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 14. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jul 14 at 10:35 am PDT. (ID# -53272)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Nov 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jul 8 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# -51365)
Highway 1 Westbound Blasting along the West Cut of the Hoffman's Bluff Project 10km West of Chase, BC starting August 7th 9:00am through til Tue Sep 15th 9:15 am. Full Road Closure for 15 minutes while blasting occurs. Updated on Thu Aug 6 at 9:19 am PDT. (ID# -54271)
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 3 Both directions Rock slope stabilization 9 km west of Keremeos 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Aug 20 through Oct 9. Lane closures will be in effect with possible delays to 20 minutes. 60 KM/HR Construction Speed Zone in effect 24 hours a day. No Delays From Noon Friday, September 04 Through To 7 AM Tuesday, September 8 For The Labour Day Long Week End. Updated on Thu Aug 20 at 6:13 am PDT. (ID# -54382)
Highway 3 Both directions Mowing from Osoyoos to 23 km east of Osoyoos (23 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Sep 4. Updated on Mon Aug 31 at 9:01 am PDT. (ID# -54575)
Highway 33 Both directions Construction at Junction with Big White Road 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Aug 21 at 11:51 am PDT. (ID# -54433)
Highway 33 Both directions Construction at Kelowna, east of Hollywood Road, 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu starting Sep 7 through Sep 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Aug 27 at 11:07 am PDT. (ID# -54558)
Highway 3A between Keremeos and Highway 97 Junction Eastbound Electrical Maintenance 8 km east of Keremeos 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Sep 1. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Aug 31 at 1:45 pm PDT. (ID# -54598)
Highway 6EW Both directions Paving from Cherryville to 10 Kms west of Lumby 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Aug 24 through Oct 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Aug 24 at 6:06 am PDT. (ID# -54432)
Highway 6EW Westbound Paving from Cherryville to Lumby (28.9 km), through Wed Sep 30 at 7:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Aug 24 at 6:30 am PDT. (ID# -54251)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction at Kelowna, east of Dilworh and Banks Road, 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu starting Sep 7 through Sep 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Aug 27 at 10:53 am PDT. (ID# -54557)
Highway 97C Westbound Maintenance from Trepanier Creek Bridge to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (26 km), through Wed Sep 2 at 3:30 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Aug 31 at 8:29 am PDT. (ID# -54587)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South (12 km). Please be advised, Monday to Saturday, expect single-lane alternating traffic control with 15 minute delays from 6:00am to 6:00pm, and Monday to Friday, up to 2 hour closures from 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm for rock blasting & construction. Please check the closure hotline 1-844-371-3824 for real-time updates on Westside Road Closures. Updated Tuesday August 11th, 2015

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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