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240glt Oct 16, 2016 5:56 AM

Thanks for the pix. It's been ages since I've driven highway 3. Such beautiful country

DKaz Nov 22, 2016 10:07 PM

I will certainly take Hwy 3 to get to Vancouver someday...

Some Peachland Hwy 97 Bypass options, yet there's a lot about upgrading the existing corridor, maybe doing a bit of a reroute in south Peachland.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/dri...on-nov2016.pdf

mcpish Nov 25, 2016 10:15 PM

My video through the streets of Field BC, and the Kicking Horse campground in Yoho:

Video Link

urbancanadian Nov 30, 2016 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DKaz (Post 7630607)
I will certainly take Hwy 3 to get to Vancouver someday...

Some Peachland Hwy 97 Bypass options, yet there's a lot about upgrading the existing corridor, maybe doing a bit of a reroute in south Peachland.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/dri...on-nov2016.pdf

Thanks for posting. I'm a little confused - are they planning a bypass AND upgrades to the existing route? Or is upgrading the existing route just another option?

DKaz Nov 30, 2016 5:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urbancanadian (Post 7637343)
Thanks for posting. I'm a little confused - are they planning a bypass AND upgrades to the existing route? Or is upgrading the existing route just another option?

It seems the bypass options are for discussion only, while there is an actual concept for widening the existing corridor.

Metro-One Dec 1, 2016 1:34 AM

The more grade separation the better.

A bypass should be built, having a 4 lane highway through Peachland is a little sad IMO along the warterfront.

The only decent bypass option is the shortest one though.

kev_427 Dec 1, 2016 6:06 AM

I was at the open house and one of the representatives said that the current road will need to be four laned regardless of a bypass or not. Peachland is projected to have 7,700 people by 2040, so four lanes will be necessary for trips within the community.

i've always thought a bypass was overkill for peachland at this point, maybe in the future when communities further south are big enough to demand it.

240glt Dec 1, 2016 10:27 PM

^ it's the tourist traffic in the summer. Osoyoos to Peachland can be a parking lot during the summer months

splashflash Dec 11, 2016 3:13 AM

Lillooet-Pavilion Highway 10 Mile Slide
 
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/loc...lide-1.3974140

I was hoping for a bridge and improvements on the west side Lillooet-Big Bar road, but at least the route wlll be fixed.

Glacier Dec 12, 2016 10:15 PM

No question a bypass is needed. Someday Peachland will be as big as Vernon or West Kelowna or Lake Country or maybe Even Kelowna, and if they wait too long to build a bypass, there will never be one because the land available will be developed. There are already 60 lights between my place in the North Okanagan to the US border -- that's 1 every 3 km for 180km, which is totally unacceptable for one of the province's main highways.

They claim that they have improved the highway by 4-laning most of it, but with all the traffic lights, and no real bypasses, travel times aren't really any better than they were 50 years ago.

https://questioningthedata.wordpress...ays-all-wrong/

vango Jan 30, 2017 9:47 AM

Roadside rally: Salmon Arm residents call for changes to dangerous highway
http://globalnews.ca/news/3212913/ro...erous-highway/

Any plans for a bypass at Salmon Arm?

240glt Jan 30, 2017 3:58 PM

Doesn't help that coming into SA from the east you go down that big long hill and everyone is soeeding by the time they get to the bottom. So many BC towns are in the same predicament

I'm not sure how you'd bypass Salmon Arm.. if they were to twin & divide 97 from Sicamous to Vernon that might re-direct a lot of traffic to the Coquihalla on the way to the coast

Glacier Jan 30, 2017 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 7694597)
Doesn't help that coming into SA from the east you go down that big long hill and everyone is soeeding by the time they get to the bottom. So many BC towns are in the same predicament

I'm not sure how you'd bypass Salmon Arm.. if they were to twin & divide 97 from Sicamous to Vernon that might re-direct a lot of traffic to the Coquihalla on the way to the coast

It would make no difference. The two lane section is actually faster than the 4 lane section, at least until you get onto 97c. Not only is the distance further through Kelowna than Kamloops, but the number of traffic lights through Vernon and Kelowna is triple that of Vancouver via Kamloops. You think bypassing Salmon Arm is difficult, try Kelowna.

P.S. My alternative route is to bypass Salmon Arm on the south with a freeway, follow the Salmon River up to highway 97 with , and twin 97 to 1 at Kamloops.

240glt Jan 31, 2017 12:46 AM

^ that's true, lot more towns & traffic lights on 97, but to go south around Salmon Arm you'd have to dip down to Yankee flats, and from there you might as well bypass the entire Shuswap and join back up with the TCH at Monte Creek. That'd actually save quite a bit of time

Stingray2004 Jan 31, 2017 4:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 7694597)
I'm not sure how you'd bypass Salmon Arm.

In another thread, ~7 1/2 years ago, I posted details on same regarding a bridge crossing between Chase and Tappen:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=443

240glt Jan 31, 2017 5:40 PM

^ it's an interesting idea, but I know as I've done quite a bit or logging & fire road exploration in the area that the mountains aling the lake are quite tall. Not sure how you'd configure that.

Still think that looping south of Mt. Ida, and connecting up further west might be a more economical solution

craner Feb 4, 2017 12:47 AM

If they could somehow change the TCH routing to avoid the big "loops" between Sicamous and the hwy 97 jct it would save a lot of time ... but alas ... mountains.

civiloasis. Feb 4, 2017 9:43 PM

Big changes at Boucherie
Wayne Moore - Feb 4, 2017 / 5:00 am

http://www.castanet.net/content/2017...e_p3194096.jpg

Photo: BC Government

A new interchange at Boucherie Road and Highway 97 is moving ahead.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has issued a Request for Qualifications for a consultant on the project.

The competition closes Feb. 16.

http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Ke...s-at-Boucherie

Glacier Feb 5, 2017 1:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craner (Post 7700302)
If they could somehow change the TCH routing to avoid the big "loops" between Sicamous and the hwy 97 jct it would save a lot of time ... but alas ... mountains.

They could. In fact, the engineering report from 20 years ago said they should cut through the Turtle Valley (a wide and easy constructing valley), and avoid all the expensive blasting that is required to widen the road along Sorento, Chase, and the rest of the Shuswap Lake area.

The government, for some weird reason, does not want to bypass Sorrento and area. I can only assume that they don't want to bypass towns or something.

craner Feb 5, 2017 9:01 PM

^That's so rediculous and frustrating.
:hell:


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