Highway 97

Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 97A closed in North Okanagan for rock stabilization

The highway is expected to reopen around 11 a.m. Wednesday

 

Drivers on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland should expect minor delays starting on Monday, May 9, for planned road maintenance. (Photo: DriveBC)

Expect minor delays on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland starting May 9

Road sweeping is planned on Highway 97 in both directions until May 23

 

The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)

Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection near Penticton delayed

The Ministry of Transportation didn’t receive any bids from contractors for the project

 

A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)

Update: RCMP investigating car caught on video on wrong side of Highway 97

Police confirm they are looking into the vehicle driving on the wrong side Tuesday

A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)
Parts of Highway 97 will be closed next week because of planned construction work. (Photo: DriveBC)

Closure on Highway 97 near Oliver scheduled for next week

Construction work is planned between Seacrest Hill Road and Island Road starting March 28

Parts of Highway 97 will be closed next week because of planned construction work. (Photo: DriveBC)
The Oliver Fire Department responded to an incident on Friday night (Feb. 25) after a vehicle on Highway 97 went off the road and took out a power pole. (Oliver Fire Department’s Facebook)

Oliver Fire Department responds to incident on Highway 97 after vehicle takes out power pole

A section of the highway was closed on Friday as a result of the incident

The Oliver Fire Department responded to an incident on Friday night (Feb. 25) after a vehicle on Highway 97 went off the road and took out a power pole. (Oliver Fire Department’s Facebook)
A crash on Jan. 17 was the second on that day and another crash the following day at the dangerous corridor of Highway 97 and 3A. The MOTI is bringing safety changes to the intersection. (Facebook)

Safety improvements coming for dangerous Hwy. 97 intersection near Penticton

Ministry of Transportation said it will build a protected turning lane at Hwy. 3A

A crash on Jan. 17 was the second on that day and another crash the following day at the dangerous corridor of Highway 97 and 3A. The MOTI is bringing safety changes to the intersection. (Facebook)
Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)

Wildlife Advisory still in effect on Highway 97: DriveBC

Motorists have been asked to watch out for wild horses on the highway since New Year’s Eve

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)
(File photo)

Okanagan residents frustrated with AIM Roads over lack of snow removal

Ongoing issues with the contractor have come to a head with heavy snows on Dec. 6

(File photo)
One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Five fatal crashes in a week on Highways 3 and 97

Traffic has increased substantially due to floods closing other routes

One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)

When Highway 97 closes there are few alternatives left

Green Mountain Road is currently the only alternate to get around Kaleden

The trailer involved in the collision that closed Highway 97 earlier on Dec. 1 is being cleared from the scene. (Submitted - Casey Harder)
Area where crash took place. (Google)

Crash impacts Highway 97C near Logan Lake, evacuees told to avoid

The City of Merritt is asking evacuees not to go to Kelowna or Penticton

Area where crash took place. (Google)
Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)

Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

The highway near Olson Road is closed while investigators work to determine the cause

Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)
The Coquihalla Highway has been closed since Sunday, Nov. 14 when a bridge collapsed between Hope and Merrit. Access between the Okanagan and Lower Mainland has been severed by this and floods and mudslides on all other routes. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

Highway damage to delay utility bills and increase local traffic in Penticton

The bills are printed and mailed out from the Lower Mainland

The Coquihalla Highway has been closed since Sunday, Nov. 14 when a bridge collapsed between Hope and Merrit. Access between the Okanagan and Lower Mainland has been severed by this and floods and mudslides on all other routes. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Jodie Conti photo)

26-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Penticton

RCMP say she was speeding before her vehicle crossed the double solid line

A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Jodie Conti photo)
(Dave Ogilvie photo)

Driver in fatal Peachland Highway 97 crash suspected drunk, distracted, seatbeltless

Police say driver in his 40s died as a result of single-vehicle crash near Drought Road

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
A car crash has closed the westbound lanes between Highway 97 and Pennask Summit. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Westbound lanes between Highway 97 and Pennask Summit to West Kelowna fully open

The incident was reported by DriveBC at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10

A car crash has closed the westbound lanes between Highway 97 and Pennask Summit. (Screen shot)
Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)

Snow blankets Okanagan Connector near Elkhart Lake

Snow began to descend onto Highway 97C Wednesday evening

Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)
Highway 97 C Pennask Summitt 8 a.m.

Snow falls on the Okanagan Connector

The Pennask Summit is receving some snow Wednesday afternoon

Highway 97 C Pennask Summitt 8 a.m.
Snow is expected to fall in the region at 1,700 metres, and drivers on Highway 97C may see some snowflakes at Pennask Summit. (Black Press file photo)

Cold front to bring snow at Highway 97C between Peachland and Merritt

The snow is not expected to stick, however, and will melt quickly: Environment Canada

Snow is expected to fall in the region at 1,700 metres, and drivers on Highway 97C may see some snowflakes at Pennask Summit. (Black Press file photo)