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 Eastbound Road cycling relay from Kamloops to Junction with Highway 97 at Monte Creek (26 km), 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fri May 12. La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:21 am PDT. (ID# -63380)
Highway 1 Westbound Road cycling relay from Junction with Highway 97 at Monte Creek to Kamloops, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sun May 14. Road cycling relay from Kelowna to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sun May 14. La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:42 am PDT. (ID# -63385)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Maintenance of the Summit off ramp (exit 370) from Highway 1 westbound in Kamloops. Lane closure will be in effect Wednesday April 26 to Thursday Apr 27 from 8:00PM until at 6:00AM. Updated on Fri Apr 21 at 12:58 pm PDT. (ID# -63298)
Highway 5 Northbound Electrical Maintenance 10 km north of Barriere 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Apr 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 4 at 2:12 pm PDT. (ID# -62933)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Adams Lake Ferry Both directions Ferry will be closed in both directions at Adams Lake as the new ferry is being placed onto the cables. This will cause Adams lake ferry to be closed from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Mon May 8. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 4:22 pm PDT. (ID# -63350)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance 11 km west of Salmon Arm 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 28. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 6:29 am PDT. (ID# -63313)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous at Perry River Bridge from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Mon-Fri through May 19. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Apr 10 at 2:04 pm PDT. (ID# -62929)
Highway 3 Both directions Paving at Princeton to Bromley Rock from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through May 19. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 30 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 12:55 pm PDT. (ID# -63292)
Highway 33 Both directions Maintenance at Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna between Dion and Gallagher Road 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 1 through May 5. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Apr 20 at 11:30 am PDT. (ID# -63267)
Highway 6EW Both directions Maintenance at Vernon from Fruit Union Plaza to Kal Lake Road from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through May 15. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu Mar 30 at 8:16 am PDT. (ID# -62826)
Highway 6EW Both directions Maintenance 14 km east of Lumby through Wed Apr 26 at 11:59 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Fri Apr 21 at 7:34 am PDT. (ID# -63283)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Kelowna between Highway 33 and Edwards Road 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Sun - Thu until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Over width loads MUST call Carrie Lutz (604-842-3255) in advance for route access approval. Updated on Thu Aug 11 at 7:26 am PDT. (ID# -58631)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Vernon at south DND grounds to north end of town from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through May 15. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Mar 29 at 10:47 am PDT. (ID# -62830)
Highway 97 Both directions Paving 1 km south of Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Apr 26 through May 6. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Apr 20 at 11:35 am PDT. (ID# -63265)
Highway 97 Northbound Road cycling relay from Kelowna to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sun May 14. La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:39 am PDT. (ID# -63384)
Highway 97 Southbound Road cycling relay from Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek to Kelowna (137.1 km), 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fri May 12. La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:23 am PDT. (ID# -63381)
Highway 97 Southbound Road cycling relay from Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek to Kelowna, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fri May 12. La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:31 am PDT. (ID# -63383)
Highway 97A Both directions Heavy Traffic Volume 7 km north of Grindrod 2:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jul 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 4 at 10:26 am PDT. (ID# -62964)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 11 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. There will be 2 hour closures Monday to Friday from 9:30AM - 11:30AM and 12:30PM - 2:30PM for rock blasting. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Mon Mar 13 at 11:46 am PDT. (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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