BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News
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Use this link for Highway 1, 3 & 97C Conditions
Okanagan Road Conditions
Events for Thompson Nicola
|Highway 1 Both directions||Rock Scaling 15 km north of Lytton 6:00 am to 5:00 pm through Aug 14. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. No work Thu Jul 30 until Tue Aug 4. Updated on Thu Jul 30 at 4:16 pm PDT. (ID# -53705)|
|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 Aug 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 57 km south of Merritt from Henning Bridge to Great Bear Snowshed (134.5 km), 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 Jul 28 at 8:53 am PDT. (ID# -54130)|
Events for Okanagan Shuswap
|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 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 6EW Both directions||Paving 18 km west of Lumby from Ricardo Road to Lumby, 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Sat through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Tue Jul 14 at 9:48 am PDT. (ID# -53553)|
|Highway 6EW Westbound||Paving from Cherryville to Lumby (28.9 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Sat Aug 1 at 6:01 am PDT. (ID# -53936)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Ultra 515 Triathlon event 6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Aug 3. Minor delays expected. Sat Aug 1 Watch for cyclists on Hwy 97 Kaleden Jct to Osoyoos, Hwy 3 Osoyoos to Keremeos, Hwy 3A Keremeos to Kaleden. Sun Aug 2 Watch for Cyclists Hwy 97 Okanagan Falls to Osoyoos, Hwy 3 Osoyoos to Princeton, Hwy 5A Princeton to Guildford Lake. Mon Aug 3 Watch for Runners on Road #40 Princeton to Summerland. Updated on Sat Aug 1 at 5:09 am PDT. (ID# -54213)|
|Highway 97 Northbound||Construction at Summerland between Lakeshore Road and Thornber Street, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Aug 14. A 24hr lane closure in the northbound right lane will be in effect for 600m (heading north) from 100m South of Thornber. Updated on Fri Jul 17 at 2:42 pm PDT. (ID# -53958)|
|Highway 97 Southbound||Construction on Highway 97 Southbound at Junction with Airport Road in Kelowna 9:00 pm to 6:00 am daily starting Aug 4 through Aug 6. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jul 30 at 4:09 pm PDT. (ID# -54204)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Ditching from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km), 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily through Aug 7. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Jul 31 at 2:23 pm PDT. (ID# -54211)|
|Highway 97C Eastbound||Electrical Maintenance at Junction with Highway 97 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tue Aug 4. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu Jul 30 at 1:32 pm PDT. (ID# -54193)|
|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 10 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 on Wed Feb 4 at 4:31 pm PDT. (ID# -50305)|
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.All Season vs. Snow tires Which do you need?