BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News
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Okanagan Road Conditions
Events for Thompson Nicola
|Highway 24 Both directions||Brushing 25 km west of Junction with Highway 5 North, in Little Fort 4:00 am to 12:00 pm daily through Jul 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Fri Jul 18 at 4:10 pm PDT. (ID# -48857)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Construction 14.5 km north of Vavenby 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily starting Jul 14 through Jul 29. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Updated on Mon Jul 14 at 6:10 am PDT. (ID# -48810)|
|Highway 5 Northbound||Paving starting at Great Bear Snowshed 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting Jul 23 through Jul 25. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Updated on Wed Jul 23 at 6:01 am PDT. (ID# -48895)|
|Highway 5 Northbound||Construction from Exit 217, Zopkios to 13.2 km north of Exit 217, Zopkios (13.2 km), 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily through Jul 25. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jul 14 at 6:15 am PDT. (ID# -48813)|
|Highway 5 Northbound||Construction 3.8 km south of Exit 276, Comstock to 2.2 km north of Exit 276, Comstock (6 km), 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily through Jul 25. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jul 14 at 6:11 am PDT. (ID# -48811)|
|Highway 5 Southbound||Paving 1 km north of Falls Lake to Exit 217, Zopkios (11.8 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting Jul 25 through Jul 28. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri Jul 18 at 10:39 am PDT. (ID# -48896)|
Events for Okanagan Shuswap
|Coalmont Road Both directions||Rock Scaling from Princeton to Coalmont (15.5 km), 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Sat through Aug 29. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Jul 14 at 6:17 am PDT. (ID# -48816)|
|Highway 1 Both directions||Construction 14 km west of Chase 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat starting Jul 8 2013 through Jul 31 2014. There will be 5 minute delays. Updated on Fri Jul 5 at 4:39 pm PDT. (ID# -42438)|
|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 Wed Jul 2 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# -48429)|
|Highway 33 Both directions||Construction at Junction with Big White Road 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Watch for Traffic Control Persons and heavy equipment, expect 15-minute delays. No delays June 28 through July 1. Updated on Thu Jun 26 at 8:44 am PDT. (ID# -41145)|
|Highway 6EW Both directions||Livestock on Road 30 km west of Monashee Summit to Monashee Summit (30 km). Updated on Thu Jul 24 at 7:08 pm PDT. (ID# 171160)|
|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||Maintenance at Kelowna starting Fri Aug 1 at 9:00 pm through Sun Aug 31 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jul 23 at 2:42 pm PDT. (ID# -48980)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Construction at Kelowna starting Thu Jul 31 at 9:00 pm through Fri Aug 1 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jul 23 at 2:21 pm PDT. (ID# -48979)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Maintenance at Kelowna through Thu Jul 31 at 6:00 am. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Jul 1 at 8:52 pm PDT. (ID# -48532)|
|Highway 97B Both directions||Paving at Salmon Arm through Mon Jul 28 at 7:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jul 22 at 6:01 am PDT. (ID# -48744)|
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.All Season vs. Snow tires Which do you need?