Coquihalla Conditions for Hwy 5 Coquihalla highway & Hwy 97C Okanagan connector for today.
Highway 5 – Road Conditions
|Highway 5, northbound. Road sweeping between Exit 183: Othello Rd and Exit 192 for 7.1 km (8 to 15 km north of Hope). Until Fri Dec 9. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST on weekdays. Lane Closure.|
minor construction | last updated Fri Nov 18 at 3:55 PM PST.
|Highway 5, northbound. Utility work at Exit 200: Shylock Rd (12 km south of Great Bear Snowshed). Until Fri Dec 2 at 4:30 PM PST. Right lane closed. Work is from 150m before Shylock Rd to 15m after Ladner Creek Rd.|
minor construction | last updated Wed Nov 16 at 12:00 PM PST.
|Highway 5. Utility work between Exit 195 and Exit 200: Shylock Rd (13 km south of Great Bear Snowshed). Until Fri Dec 2 at 4:30 PM PST. Lane Closure. Work is for cable placing and splicing. Maximum road closure will be 3 minutes.|
minor construction | last updated Wed Nov 16 at 11:45 AM PST.
|Highway 5, northbound. Utility work between Exit 202: Portia and Exit 228: Coquihalla Lakes Rd for 26.6 km (9 km north of Coquihalla Summit to 11 km south of Great Bear Snowshed). Until Fri Dec 2 at 4:30 PM PST. Right lane closed.|
minor construction | last updated Wed Nov 16 at 11:13 AM PST.
|Highway 5, northbound. Utility work at Exit 228: Coquihalla Lakes Rd (9 km north of Coquihalla Summit). Until Fri Dec 2 at 4:30 PM PST. Lane Closure. Cable placing and splicing. Road closure for 3 minutes.|
minor construction | last updated Wed Nov 16 at 11:03 AM PST.
|Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between Exit 250: Larson Hill and Exit 336: Walloper for 74.3 km (29 km south of Merritt to 8 km north of Surrey Lake Summit). Compact snow.|
minor road condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136381)
|Highway 5. Slushy with slippery sections between Exit 202: Portia and Exit 231: Mine Creek Rd for 25.2 km (6 km south of Great Bear Snowshed to 12 km north of Coquihalla Summit).|
minor road condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136309)
|Highway 5, southbound. Electrical maintenance between Shuswap Rd and River St for 1.0 km (Kamloops). Right lane closed.|
minor construction | last updated Thu Nov 24 at 4:15 PM PST.
|Highway 5. Construction work between East Kamloops and McMurphy Pullout; SA Boundary for 172.5 km (18 km south of Avola to Kamloops). For a month. Expect delays due to congestion. Several construction sites causing a number of traffic disruptions from Tete Jaune Cache to Kamloops. Expect frequent delays and speed zones.|
minor construction | last updated Thu Nov 24 at 4:15 PM PST.
|Highway 5. Limited visibility with fog between Exit 315: Helmer Rd and West Kamloops for 32.4 km (8 km north of Surrey Lake Summit to Kamloops). Watch for slippery sections.|
minor weather condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 10:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136291)
|Highway 5. Limited visibility with fog between East Kamloops and Mount Olie St for 91.5 km (Kamloops to 2 km south of Little Fort). Watch for slippery sections.|
minor weather condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 10:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136396)
Highway 97C – Road Conditions
|Highway 97C. Wildlife advisory in effect between Highland Valley Copper Mine and North Rd for 21.0 km (19 to 40 km south of Ashcroft). Watch for Wild Horses.|
minor incident | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 3:15 AM PST.
|Highway 97C. Watch for slippery sections between Junction Hwy 97 and Pennask Summit for 33.0 km (West Kelowna to Pennask Summit).|
minor road condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 6:52 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136421)
|Highway 97C. Watch for slippery sections between Pennask Summit and Merritt for 72.8 km (Pennask Summit to Merritt). Compact snow.|
minor road condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136422)
|Highway 97C. Watch for slippery sections between Merritt and the end of Highway 97C for 105.2 km. Compact snow.|
minor road condition | last updated Sat Nov 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-136387)
General Route Information – Coquihalla Conditions
Coquihalla Summit (el. 1244 m.) is a highway summit along the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia, Canada. It is the highest point on the highway between the cities of Hope and Merritt. It is located just south of the former toll booth plaza on the Coquihalla Highway, about 50 km north of Hope, and 65 km south of Merritt and is the divide between the Coquihalla River and the Coldwater River. Coquihalla conditions today
The ascent to the Coquihalla Summit is very steep, especially from the south. The ascent is particularly steep after passing northbound through the Great Bear snow shed.
Highway 5 begins in the south at its junction with Highway 3 at an uninhabited location known as “Othello,” 7 km (4 mi) east of Hope (named after a nearby siding on the Kettle Valley Railway, which used many Shakespearean names). The exit numbers on the Coquihalla are a continuation of those on Highway 1 west of Hope. 35 km (22 mi) north of Othello, after passing through five interchanges, Highway 5 reaches the Great Bear snow shed, which is a landmark on the route. 13 km (8 mi) north of the snow shed, after passing through another interchange and the 1244 m (4,147 ft) Coquihalla Pass, Highway 5 reaches the former toll booth; it was the only highway in British Columbia to have tolls. The toll for a typical passenger vehicle on the highway was C$10. 61 km (38 mi) and five interchanges later, the Coquihalla enters the city of Merritt at its south junction with Highway 5A and Highway 97C.
The Coquihalla conditions has three more interchanges and one mountain pass, the Clapperton Creek Summit, in its remaining 72 km (45 mi) between Merritt and its end at a junction with Highways 1 and 97 within the Afton area of Kamloops. Highway 5 continues east for 7 km (4 mi) concurrent with Highways 1 and 97 through Kamloops. This stretch of road, which carries 97 South and 5 North on the same lanes (and vice versa), is the only other wrong-way concurrency in British Columbia, along with 99 North and 12 South, near the town of Lillooet.
After separating from Highways 1 and 97, Highway 5 proceeds north for approximately 19 km (12 mi), temporarily leaving Kamloops city limits as a four-lane highway, before re-entering the city at the Rayleigh community and continuing north. It becomes a two-lane highway at Heffley Creek and the exit to Sun Peaks resorts, both of which indicate the final northern boundary of Kamloops.
Highway 5 follows the North Thompson River north from Heffley Creek for approximately 54 km (34 mi), along a parallel course with a branch of the Canadian National Railway, passing through Barriere, to a junction with Highway 24 at Little Fort. 30 km (19 mi) north of Little Fort, while continuing to follow the North Thompson and the CN Railway, Highway 5 reaches the community of Clearwater. It proceeds northeast for another 107 km (67 mi), passing Vavenby en route, to the community of Blue River, and then 109 km (68 mi) further north through the Columbia Mountains, passing by the community of Valemount to its northern terminus at Tête Jaune Cache, where it meets Highway 16. Check Coquihalla conditions
Highway 97C begins near Trepanier, at a location on Highway 97 known as Drought Hill. The section of Highway 97C east of Merritt is mostly freeway, with a speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph) and between 4 and 6 lanes, and has very few exits along its route. Its highest altitude is the Pennask Summit (1728 m, 5760 ft, above sea level). Highway 97C travels on this freeway 82 km (51 mi) northwest to Aspen Grove, where it converges with Highway 5A.
Highways 97C and 5A share the 28 km (17 mi) long route between Aspen Grove and Lower Nicola, where Highway 5A diverges immediately east and Highway 8 begins.
North of the Highway 8 junction, Highway 97C goes north for 42 km (26 mi) to Logan Lake, then northwest for 57 km (35 mi) to Ashcroft on the Canadian National Railway. Highway 97C then travels 6 km (4 mi) west from Ashcroft to where it converges with Highway 1, which takes Highway 97C north for its final 5 km (3 mi) to its end at Highway 97 in Cache Creek. Information Obtained from Wikipedia and Drive BC