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 Mon Sep 29 at 7:59 am PDT. (ID# -49887)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Spences Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Oct 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Updated on Tue Sep 16 at 12:18 pm PDT. (ID# -49367)
Highway 5 Both directions Bridge Maintenance and Resurfacing at Kamloops East Bridge (Red Bridge) through Wed Oct 15. Bridge is closed to all vehicle traffic. Bridge is open to pedestrian/bicycle traffic with minor delays. Updated on Mon Sep 15 at 7:35 am PDT. (ID# -49590)
Highway 5 Both directions Rock Scaling at Fishtrap Canyon starting 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Fri through Nov 14. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 12:01 pm PDT. (ID# -49895)
Highway 8 Both directions Special Event 26 km east of Spences Bridge 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Wed Oct 8. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Wed Sep 24 at 1:07 pm PDT. (ID# -49834)
Highway 8 Both directions Special Event 26 km east of Spences Bridge 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tue Oct 7. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Wed Sep 24 at 1:06 pm PDT. (ID# -49833)
Highway 8 Both directions Special Event 26 km east of Spences Bridge 6:00 am to 7:30 pm on Mon Oct 6. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Wed Sep 24 at 1:04 pm PDT. (ID# -49832)
Highway 8 Both directions Special Event 26 km east of Spences Bridge through Thu Oct 2 at 7:30 pm. Lane closure in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 5:05 am PDT. (ID# -49830)
Highway 8 Both directions Construction 5.5 km east of Spences Bridge through Wed Oct 15 at midnight. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Tue Sep 16 at 11:22 am PDT. (ID# -49693)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance 17 km West of Chase on the Trans Canada Hwy 1 starting Wed Oct 1 at 7:30 am through Fri Oct 3 at 4:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 3 to 5 minute delays. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 11:06 am PDT. (ID# -49933)
Highway 1 Westbound Construction 14 km west of Chase 7:00 am to 8:00 pm daily through Oct 4. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Sep 30 at 10:50 am PDT. (ID# -49914)
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 Ditching 9 km east of Osoyoos 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Oct 2. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 7:53 am PDT. (ID# -49862)
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 Electrical Maintenance highway 33 West of Kelowna starting Thu Oct 2 at 9:00 am through Fri Oct 10 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 1:28 pm PDT. (ID# -49896)
Highway 33 Both directions Maintenance at Highway 33 between Three Forks Park and Dion Road in Kelowna through Thu Oct 2 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Sep 24 at 8:50 am PDT. (ID# -49808)
Highway 6EW Both directions Livestock on Road at Monashee Summit. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 4:01 pm PDT. (ID# 171392)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Highway 97 at Penticton starting Mon Oct 6 at 8:00 am through Sat Dec 6 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with brief delays. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 11:56 am PDT. (ID# -49936)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance Highway 97 at Penticton through Tue Oct 7 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Sep 23 at 7:54 am PDT. (ID# -49743)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Penticton through Tue Oct 21 at 9:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sun Sep 21 at 5:03 am PDT. (ID# -49701)
Highway 97 Both directions Mowing from Osoyoos to 6 km south of Junction with Highway 97C (99.6 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily through Oct 2. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 8:01 am PDT. (ID# -49863)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction between Westside Road and Campbell Road in Kelowna. Traffic shift from detour to original alignment. Lane closures and traffic pattern changes in effect Sun Sept 28th 7:00 pm through Sat Oct 4 at 6:00 am. Wide loads use caution through work zone, contact 778-214-0221. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 9:56 am PDT. (ID# -49806)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction Highway 97 3.0km East of West Kelowna starting Mon Oct 6 at 7:00 pm through Mon Oct 20 at 7:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Sep 25 at 11:15 am PDT. (ID# -49851)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Harvey Ave and Gordon St in Kelowna Mon Sep 29 at 10:00 pm through Fri Oct 10 at 6:00 am. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 9:05 pm PDT. (ID# -49805)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Kelowna starting Wed Oct 1 at 9:00 pm through Fri Oct 31 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Sep 22 at 9:56 am PDT. (ID# -49772)
Westside Road Both directions Construction at Junction with Highway 97 South 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Oct 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect 10 minute delays. Updated on Mon Sep 29 at 6:06 am 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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