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 5 Both directions Paving at Kamloops 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jul 6. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jun 13 at 9:36 am PDT. (ID# -58949)
Highway 5 Both directions Paving 10 km north of Kamloops 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jul 6. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jun 13 at 9:10 am PDT. (ID# -58948)
Highway 5 Northbound Maintenance from Merritt to 10 km north of Merritt (10 km), 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wed Jun 29. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Jun 29 at 9:45 am PDT. (ID# -59348)
Highway 97C Westbound Construction 4.1 km west of Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily through Jun 30. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Jun 28 at 9:02 am PDT. (ID# -59306)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Construction 14 km west of Salmon Arm through Fri Jul 8 at 4:00 pm. Updated on Wed Jun 29 at 1:52 pm PDT. (ID# -59353)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Sicamous and Highway 97A intersections 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri through Sep 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jun 17 at 1:22 pm PDT. (ID# -59075)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance 30 km east of Sicamous starting Mon Jul 25 at 7:00 pm through Tue Jul 26 at 7:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 20 at 11:52 am PDT. (ID# -59130)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction 1 km east of Chase 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Sat through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 25 at 9:43 am PDT. (ID# -58251)
Highway 1 Westbound Mowing 20 km east of Sicamous to 10 km east of Sicamous (10 km), 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Wed Jun 29. There will be a lane closure. Updated on Wed Jun 29 at 8:17 am PDT. (ID# -59340)
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 Canada Day Parade at Osoyoos 10:45 am to 12:00 pm on Fri Jul 1. Lane closure will be in effect with a detour in place. Updated on Fri Jun 3 at 9:09 am PDT. (ID# -58732)
Highway 5A Both directions Brushing 30 km north of Princeton 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Thu through Jun 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 20 at 6:05 am PDT. (ID# -59044)
Highway 6EW Both directions Construction at Middleton Way Vernon starting Thu Jul 7 at 9:00 pm through Fri Jul 8 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jun 29 at 9:58 am PDT. (ID# -59349)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance 500 m south of Oliver 5:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thu Jun 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jun 28 at 10:07 am PDT. (ID# -59308)
Highway 97 Both directions Special Event at Oliver, Annual Sunshine Parade from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm on Sat Jul 9. Lane closure with a detour will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jun 2 at 10:37 am PDT. (ID# -58688)
Highway 97 Both directions Mowing 4 km north of Junction with Highway 97C to 7.5 km north of Junction with Highway 97C (3.5 km), 9:30 am to 3:30 pm daily through Jun 29. Updated on Tue Jun 28 at 8:51 am PDT. (ID# -59305)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Kelowna between Highway 33 and Edwards Road 8:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Over width loads MUST call Carrie Lutz (604) 842-3255 in advance for route access approval. Updated on Mon May 30 at 3:21 pm PDT. (ID# -58631)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at 25th Avenue and 43rd Avenue, Vernon starting Thu Jul 7 at 9:00 pm through Fri Jul 8 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jun 29 at 9:40 am PDT. (ID# -59347)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Falkland 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Thu through Jun 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 27 at 8:04 am PDT. (ID# -59134)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction at Pandosy Road Kelowna starting Wed Jul 6 at 9:00 pm through Thu Jul 7 at 6:00 am. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Mon Jun 27 at 1:24 pm PDT. (ID# -59285)
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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