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 Asphalt paving 12 km east of Kamloops from Kokanee Way to Monte Creek. 24 hour lane closures Mon-Sat starting May 16 through Jun 15. Speed zone in effect, please obey all signs and flag persons. Updated on Tue May 10 at 12:07 pm PDT. (ID# -58187)
Highway 5 Both directions Construction 38 km north of Kamloops 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri through May 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon May 2 at 7:07 am PDT. (ID# -57917)
Highway 5A Both directions Asphalt Paving over 30 km from Merritt to the north end of Nicola Lake, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting May 11 through Jun 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 10 minute delays. Speed zone in effect, please obey all signs and flag persons. Updated on Tue May 10 at 12:52 pm PDT. (ID# -58182)
Highway 8 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 1 km west of Merritt city centre, at Voght Street 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 17 at 7:14 am PDT. (ID# -58324)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance 2 km west of Sicamous to Sicamous (2 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mon May 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri May 27 at 1:56 pm PDT. (ID# -58584)
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 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 Single lane alternating traffic Highway 3, about half of a kilometer West of Hedley. Electrical maintenance will be in effect daily from 2016-05-25 until 2016-06-07 from 0900 until 1900. Expect delays. Updated on Tue May 24 at 7:31 am PDT. (ID# -58430)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 1.8 km east of Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna at Aurora Crescent starting Mon May 30 at 9:00 pm through Tue May 31 at 5:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue May 17 at 11:36 am PDT. (ID# -58350)
Highway 5A Both directions Single lane alternating traffic Highway 5A, 30 KM North of Princeton. Highway Maintenance will be in effect 2016-05-24 until 2016-06-03 from 0700-1700 daily. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri May 20 at 7:43 pm PDT. (ID# -58429)
Highway 6EW Eastbound Brushing 14 km east of Vernon near School Road starting Mon May 30 at 9:00 am through Tue May 31 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu May 26 at 4:07 pm PDT. (ID# -58560)
Highway 6EW Eastbound Brushing 23 km east of Lumby near North Fork Road starting Mon May 30 at 9:00 am through Tue May 31 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu May 26 at 4:02 pm PDT. (ID# -58559)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Peachland across from Greta Ranch 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Jun 6 through Jun 13. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu May 26 at 11:57 am PDT. (ID# -58551)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 3.6 km north of Junction with Highway 97C near Hebert Road through Wed Jun 8 at 6:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 25 at 7:10 pm PDT. (ID# -58464)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Vernon at 34th Avenue 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sat Jun 11. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 25 at 12:04 pm PDT. (ID# -58518)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at Vernon between 41st and 43rd Avenue 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jun 2. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri May 27 at 8:07 am PDT. (ID# -58478)
Highway 97 Northbound Maintenance at Vernon between 23rd and 25th Avenue 7:00 pm to 5:30 am Mon-Fri through Jun 15. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon May 2 at 6:24 pm PDT. (ID# -57569)
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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