BC Highway 5 Road Conditions
Road Conditions Report
|Highway 5. Rest area closed at Thunder River Rest Area (12 km north of Blue River). Due to maintenance work. Next update time Thu May 26 at 10:00 AM PDT.|
minor incident | last updated Mon May 9 at 9:40 AM PDT.
|Highway 5, in both directions. Construction work between Exit 202 and Exit 290: Merritt for 84.3 km (Merritt to 11 km south of Great Bear Snowshed). Watch for traffic control. Expect Major delays due to congestion. Expect delays and traffic to be stopped periodically daily. Obey all signage. Speeds reduced through entire corridor and will be enforced. Next update time Mon Jun 6 at 9:00 AM PDT.|
minor construction | last updated Mon May 9 at 8:50 AM PDT.
|Highway 5, northbound. Maintenance between the start of Highway 5 and Exit 202 for 23.0 km (12 km south of Great Bear Snowshed to Hope). Until Wed Jun 8 at 9:00 PM PDT.|
minor construction | last updated Wed May 4 at 6:10 PM PDT.
|Highway 5, northbound. Maintenance at Puett Ranch Rd (Kamloops). Lane Closure. Right lane closed.|
minor construction | last updated Tue May 10 at 11:54 AM PDT.
The Southern Yellowhead highway is the name for the northern section of Highway 5.
Highway 5 follows the North Thompson River north from Kamloops along a parallel course with the Canadian National Railway. It passes the road to Adams Lake before entering the town Barriere. North of Barriere it goes past the highway 24 junction in Little Fort. North of Little Fort, while continuing to follow the North Thompson River and the CN Railway, Highway 5 reaches Clearwater. From Clearwater Highway 5 proceeds northeast through Vavenby and Avola going to Blue River. heading through the Columbia Mountains to Valemount and Tête Jaune Cache and then crosses the Fraser River after which it immediately meets Highway 16.