BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 1 Both directions Rock Scaling 10 km east of Lytton North Access 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Apr 4 at 11:38 am PDT. (ID# -57132)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Work on Highway 1 at Valleyview Overpass until further notice. Paving will occur April 27, 2016. Reduce speed is in effect, drive with caution, obey traffic signs and expect delays. Updated on Tue Apr 26 at 4:05 pm PDT. (ID# -56968)
Highway 5 Both directions Spray patching 50 km south of Merritt to 40 km south of Merritt (10 km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 4. Lane closure with 20 minute delays in effect. Updated on Sat Apr 30 at 7:42 am PDT. (ID# -57921)
Highway 5 Both directions Construction 38 km north of Kamloops 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 2 through May 31. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 29 at 4:34 pm PDT. (ID# -57917)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

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 Maintenance at Princeton near Ridgewood Drive 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Mon-Thu starting May 2 through May 5. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 28 at 9:31 am PDT. (ID# -57880)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna between Prior and Gibbs Road starting Thu May 5 at 9:00 pm through Fri May 6 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 28 at 10:12 am PDT. (ID# -57881)
Highway 6EW Both directions Electrical Maintenance 22.5 km east of Lumby 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily through May 20. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 12 at 8:34 am PDT. (ID# -57223)
Highway 6EW Both directions Construction 66 km east of Lumby 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through May 9. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 28 at 9:36 am PDT. (ID# -57703)
Highway 97 Both directions Special event involves 3-minute maximum lock-ups along Highway 97 at various lookout/viewpoints and across the William R Bennett Bridge, with full traffic control. Motorists to obey all signs and drive with caution through these areas.
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 2 km north of Junction with Highway 97C 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri through May 20. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Apr 18 at 9:00 pm PDT. (ID# -57445)
Highway 97 Both directions Brushing at Lake Country 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri starting May 2 through May 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Apr 27 at 9:52 am PDT. (ID# -57843)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Vernon between 29th and 32nd Avenue, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 3 through May 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Apr 27 at 9:29 am PDT. (ID# -57839)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance 27 km north of Vernon south of Salmon River Road, starting Tue May 10 at 9:00 am through Wed May 11 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Apr 27 at 9:42 am PDT. (ID# -57841)
Highway 97 Both directions Annual Falkland Parade at Falkland 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Sun May 22. Lane closure will be in effect and a detour in place. Updated on Wed Apr 20 at 1:59 pm PDT. (ID# -57637)
Highway 97 Northbound Maintenance at Vernon between 23rd and 25th Avenue, 7:00 pm to 5:30 am Mon-Fri starting May 2 through Jun 15. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 19 at 10:55 am PDT. (ID# -57569)
Highway 97 Southbound Construction 300 m south of Peachland 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 2 through May 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 29 at 11:34 am PDT. (ID# -57914)
Highway 97 Southbound Electrical Maintenance at Osoyoos 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 4 through May 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Apr 29 at 11:40 am PDT. (ID# -57915)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 11 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri until further notice. There will be 2 hour closures from 9:30AM - 11:30AM and 12:30PM - 2:30PM for rock blasting. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates.The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Feb 29 at 3:02 pm PST. (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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