BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

Highways 1, 6, 33, 97A, 97 Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna, Westbank, Vernon ...

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 1 Both directions Construction 5 km west of Spences Bridge 11:00 am to 7:30 pm on Fri Sep 26. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Mon Sep 15 at 3:12 pm PDT. (ID# -49676)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Savona 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tue Sep 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Mon Sep 15 at 3:53 pm PDT. (ID# -49679)
Highway 1 Both directions Night paving in Valleyview, Kamloops 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Fri through Sep 26. Lane closure and 60km/h speed zone in effect. Watch for grooved pavement and obey all traffic control personnel. Updated on Thu Sep 11 at 6:18 pm PDT. (ID# -49588)
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 24 Both directions Brushing 19 km west of Junction with Highway 5 North, in Little Fort 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mon Sep 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Sep 15 at 12:01 pm PDT. (ID# -49675)
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 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)
Highway 8 Both directions Special Event south of Spences Bridge 6:00 am to 7:30 pm on Mon Sep 22. Lane closure in both directions will be in effect for maximum of 5-10 minutes with full traffic control and signage in place. Updated on Thu Sep 11 at 9:24 am PDT. (ID# -49626)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

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 Westbound Mowing from Princeton to 15 km west of Princeton (15 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 24 through Sep 25. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:57 am PDT. (ID# -49750)
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 Highway 33 East of Barber Road and Hollywood Crescent in Kelowna starting Mon Sep 22 at 9:00 am through Tue Sep 23 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Thu Sep 18 at 2:09 pm PDT. (ID# -49738)
Highway 33 Both directions Ditching from McColloch Road to Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna (38.9 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 24. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:46 am PDT. (ID# -49747)
Highway 5A Both directions Paving from Princeton to 15 km north of Princeton (15 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 25. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:53 am PDT. (ID# -49748)
Highway 5A Both directions Mowing 20 km north of Princeton to 30 km north of Princeton (10 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 23. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:55 am PDT. (ID# -49749)
Highway 6EW Both directions Livestock on Road at Monashee Summit. Updated on Sun Sep 21 at 7:19 pm PDT. (ID# 171392)
Highway 97 Both directions Mowing from Osoyoos to Junction with Highway 3A (47.9 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 25. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 1:30 pm PDT. (ID# -49755)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 9 km south of Penticton through Wed Oct 1 at 4:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Sep 10 at 8:03 am PDT. (ID# -49576)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance Highway 97 at Penticton starting Tue Sep 23 at 8:00 am through Tue Oct 7 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with breif delays . Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:33 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 Penticton to Summerland (14.7 km), starting Wed Sep 24 at 7:30 am through Thu Sep 25 at 3:00 pm. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:45 am PDT. (ID# -49746)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance Rte 97 at Jones Flat Road at Summerland 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Mon Sep 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with no delays. Updated on Thu Sep 18 at 10:03 am PDT. (ID# -49724)
Highway 97 Both directions Ditching from Peachland to Junction with Highway 97C (5.4 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Fri Sep 26. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 1:27 pm PDT. (ID# -49754)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Junction with Westside Road to Sneena Road project through Fri Oct 17 at 11:59 pm. Please obey construction speed zone through temporary re-alignment. Updated on Wed Apr 30 at 10:24 am PDT. (ID# -47293)
Highway 97 Both directions Line Painting from Campbell Road to West Approach and Abbott Street Intersection through Mon Sep 22 at 5:30 am. Lane closure in effect, North and Southbound Lanes. WIDE LOADS use caution and please call the operator on shift at 250-769-2925. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:40 am PDT. (ID# -49745)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance Hwy 97 and University Way at Kelowna 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wed Sep 24. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 11:28 am PDT. (ID# -49742)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Highway 97 Carney to Hwy 33 in Kelowna starting Thu Sep 25 at 10:30 am through Fri Sep 26 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Sep 18 at 10:12 am PDT. (ID# -49725)
Highway 97 Both directions Paving from Junction with Highway 97C to 30 km north of Junction with Highway 97C (30 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 25. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 1:23 pm PDT. (ID# -49752)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction at Okanagan Highway 97 9-18km North of Lake Country Mon Sep 15 at 9:00 am through Tue Sep 30 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure in effect, no delays. Updated on Mon Sep 15 at 8:44 am PDT. (ID# -49563)
Highway 97A Both directions Maintenance at 97A & tomkinson South of Grindrod 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tue Sep 23. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic expect delays. Updated on Thu Sep 18 at 9:10 am PDT. (ID# -49723)
Highway 97C Both directions Maintenance from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Junction with Highway 97 (32.2 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Sep 22 through Sep 25. Updated on Fri Sep 19 at 1:26 pm PDT. (ID# -49753)

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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