Our Roads - Regulations and Limits

Details of current permanent and temporary traffic regulation orders, plus information about abnormal loads and other road restrictions.

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic regulation orders are legal orders put in place to control speed, movement and parking of vehicles and control pedestrian movement on our roads. You can view any proposed traffic regulation orders we have for our roads at the moment below.  You can find out about any traffic regulation orders on Trunk Roads on the Transport Scotland website.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders currently in operation in Argyll and Bute are listed below:

Details of the order Location Dates Order In Operation

ARGYLL RALLY

SECTION 16A ORDER 

MOTOR SPORT ORDER

VARIOUS ROADS, COWAL 21st and 22nd of June 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (ARDENSLATE ROAD, KIRN,DUNOON)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2024

Ardenslate Road, Dixon Avenue

 

0001 hours on the First of July 2024 to 2359 hours on the Twenty Eighth of July 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (C69 GLEN DOUGLAS, HELENSBURGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 C69 Glen Douglas, from its junction with A82t in a westerly direction for a distance of 160 metres  0900 on  26th of June to 1600 on 1st of July 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (WEST PRINCES STREET AND COLQUHOUN STREET, HELENSBURGH)(SPECIAL EVENT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

West Princes Street (Colquhoun Square) extending from its junction with Sinclair Street to its junction with James Street.

Colquhoun Street extending from its junction with West King Street  to its junction with Colquhoun Square

22nd June 2024 from 0800 hours to 1700 hours
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (B832 HELENSBURGH TO LOCH LOMOND ROAD, HELENSBURGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of B832 from Crosskeys Roundabout (A818) to its junction with the Glasgow-Crianlarach Trunk Road (A82) for a distance of 2.7 kilometres  From 0900 hours on the Seventeenth of June 2024 to 1600 hours on the Twenty-Fifth of June 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (ABERCROMBY CRESCENT, HELENSBURGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of Abercromby Crescent, Helensburgh, from its junction with the Duncan Road extending in a southerly direction to its junction with Lever Road for a distance of 75 metres From 0001 on 11th of June 2024 to 2359 on 24th June 2024,
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (B872 GARELOCHHEAD ROAD, GARELOCHHEAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2024 From a point outside No.2 Garelochhead Road to a point outside No. 21 Garelochhead Road, in a Northerly direction for 40 metres  0730 hours on the Tenth of June 2024 to 2359 hours on the Eighteenth of June 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (SPECIAL EVENT) (VARIOUS ROADS, MULL) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION) ORDER 2024

Various Roads within Mull June 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, COWAL) (ARGYLL RALLY) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION)(No.2) ORDER 2024 Various Roads within Cowal 21st and 22nd of June 2024
Highfields Road, Glen Fruin  From its junction with the Helensburgh-Loch Lomond Road (B832) at Crosskeys to its junction with Glen Fruin Road for a distance of 3.7kilometres  When indicated by sign, from 0001 hours 22nd May 2024 to 2359 hours 24th May 2024
Charlotte Street, Helensburgh  From its junction with East Abercromby Street and East Rossdhu Drive for a distance of 110metres 0900 hours 20th May 2024 to 1900 hours 24th May 2024 
Alfred Street, Dunoon  On both sides from its junction with King Street in an easterly direction to a point 14 meters west of its junction with Edward Street for a distance of 80 metres  From 0930 hours to 1800 hours on 20th May 2024 
Temporary Restrictions Hanover Street, Dunoon 

Prohibition of Traffic : 

Hanover Street, Dunoon from its junction with B8042 Victoria Road in an easterly direction to its junction with Albert Crescent for a distance of 50 metres or thereby.

Prohibition of Waiting:

Hanover Street, Dunoon North side from the entrance to the carpark in a westerly direction for 25 metres or thereby.

Hanover Street, Dunoon South side from a point 22 metres from its junction with B8042 Victoria Road in a westerly direction for 30 metres or thereby

From 0930 hours to 1800 hours on 20th May 2024 
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (QUEENS PARK PLACE, STATION ROAD AND RAILWAY STATION ACCESS ROAD, OBAN)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC)ORDER 2024 The entire length of Queens Park Place, Station Road and Railway Station Access Road, Oban  0900 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday 1st June 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (HELENSBURGH AND LOMOND HIGHLAND GAMES, HELENSBURGH)(TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT) ORDER 2024 Various roads within Helensburgh 0800 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday 1st June 2024 
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (A814 DUMBARTON TO ARROCHAR ROAD, HELENSBURGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road, from its junction with C69 Glen Douglas Road in a northerly direction to its junction with B838 Church Road, Arrochar for a distance of 5.3 Kilometres  0600 and 2000 from the 29th of May to 12th June 2024, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier. Amnesty periods will be provided Monday to Friday at 0830 to 0930 and 1430 to 1530
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (C30 FORD-KILMAHA-BARNALINE ROAD)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of C30 Ford-Kilmaha-Barnaline Road from its junction with the East Lochaweside Road (B840) at Ford, to its junction with the Kilmelford - Kilchrenan Road (C29) at Druimdarroch for a distance of 16.5 Kilometres  When indicated by signs, between the hours of from 2359 on 21st of May 2024 to 2359 on 21st of May 2025
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL(SPECIAL EVENT) (VARIOUS ROADS, HELENSBURGH)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 Various Roads within Helensburgh

From 1915 hours to 2100 hours on 30th of May 2024

Emergency Prohibition of Traffic C30 Ford-Kilmaha-Barnaline Road From its junction with the East Lochaweside Road (B840) at Ford, to its junction with the Kilmelford - Kilchrenan Road (C29) at Druimdarroch Between 2359 hours on 30th April 2024 to 2359 hours on 21st May 2024
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (SPECIAL EVENT) (ARDNAHOE-BUNNAHABHAIN ROAD, ISLAY)TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 From outside Ardnahoe Distillery to outside Bunnahabhain Distillery. 0700 hours and 1900 hours on Friday the Thirty First day of May Two Thousand and Twenty Four
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CHURCH AVENUE, CARDROSS)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING)(No.2) ORDER 2024 From a point 150 metres north west of the extended west kerbline of Station Road, extending in a North westerly direction for 120 metres 

Twenty-sixth of May 2024 to 1800 hours on the Twentieth of December 2024

Temporary Prohibition of Traffic, C68 Breadalbane Street, Tobermory C68 Breadalbane Street, Tobermory, from adjacent to property Tom a’Mhulinn in a Northerly direction to adjacent to property Broomhill for a distance of 100 metres 0930 and 1430 from 20th of May 2024 to 7th June 2024
Prohibition of Traffic Ferguslie Street, Dunoon  From its junction with Shore Road to its junction with Cromlech Road for a distance of 160 metres 0900 to 1800 hours on 13th April 2024 to 14th April 2024
Prohibition of Traffic Witchburn Road, Campbeltown  From its junction with Argyll Street in a westerly direction a distance of 400 metres  When indicated by signs between 0730 and 1800 hours from 15th April 2024 to 19th April 2024 
Prohibition of Waiting Dell Road, Campbeltown   On both sides of from its junction with Witchburn Road in a north westerly direction a distance of 190 metres From 00:01 hours on 15th April 2024 to 23:59 19th April 2024
Temporary Prohibition of Traffic C30 Kilmaha From its junction with the East Lochaweside Road (B840) at Ford, to its junction with the Kilmelford - Kilchrenan Road (C29) at Druimdarroch. When indicated by signs between 0001 hours on 9th April 2024 to 2359 hours on 30th April 2024 

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (C17 PORT ELLEN-MULL OF OA ROAD, ISLE OF ISLAY) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

From its junction with A846 in a westerly direction to its junction with U26 Kilnaughton Road for a distance of 323 metres  0001 Tuesday 23rd April 2024 to 2359 Monday 22nd July 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CRINAN HOTEL LOOP ROAD, CRINAN)  (TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2024

On east side adjacent to Lock Gate 15, for a distance of 40 metres 2359 hours on the 26th of April 2024 to 2359 hours on the 24th of May 2024 
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (A817 GLEN FRUIN ROAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of the west bound Layby of A817 Glen Fruin Road (Haul Road), Helensburgh, 560m south east of its junction with A814 a layby extending in a south-easterly direction for a distance of 100m metres 0600 on the Fourth day of April 2024 to 1800 on the nineteenth day April 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (TIGH DEARG ROAD, KILCREGGAN)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC)(No.2) ORDER 2024

That length of Tigh Dearg Road, from its junction with B833 Shore Road in a northerly direction to its junction with Argyll Road for a distance of 200 metres  1800 hours 31st March 2024 until 1800 hours 31st July 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CHURCH AVENUE, CARDROSS)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2024

From a point 150 metres north west of the extended west kerbline of Station Road, extending in a North westerly direction for 120 metres or thereby.

 

0930 hours on the Fifteenth of April 2024 to 1800 hours on the Twenty-sixth of May 2024
Emergency Prohibition of Traffic Bain Crescent Helensburgh

Bain Crescent from its junction with Dixon Road in a southerly direction for a distance of 45 metres or thereby. 

Lever Road from its junction with Bain Crescent in an easterly direction for a distance of 20 metres or thereby.

1900 hours on 4th March 2024 to 2359 hours on 24th March 2024
Temporary Prohibition of Traffic A814  Dumbarton to Arrochar Road

A814  Dumbarton to Arrochar Road, from its junction with A814/B872 Whisltefield roundabout in a northerly direction to its junction with A83 Arrochar for a distance of 13.8 Kilometres or thereby.

C69, from its junction with A814 in an easterly direction to its junction with A82 for a distance of 9.5 Kilometres or thereby.

0800 hours on 11th March 2024 to 2000 hours 15th March 2024 
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (AUCHENDENNAN ROAD, DUCK BAY, HELENSBURGH)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of Auchendennan Road, Duck Bay, Helensburgh, from a point 20 metres or thereby north-east its junction with the A82 Trunk Road extending in a south-easterly direction to the boundary with West Dunbartonshire Council for a distance of 1.1 Kilometres From 2359 on 10th of March 2024 to 2359 on 12th April 2024
Emergency Prohibition of Traffic Auchendennan Road, Duck Bay  From a point 20 metres or thereby north-east its junction with the A82 Trunk Road extending in a south-easterly direction to the boundary with West Dunbartonshire Council (adjacent to Cameron House Entrance). When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on 19th February 2024 to 2359 hours on 10th March 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL(VIEWFIELD TERRACE, LOCHGOILHEAD)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of B839 Viewfield Terrace, Lochgoilhead, from junction with U042 Invergoil in a Southerly direction to adjacent No 5 Viewfield Terrace for a distance of 45 metres  0930 hours on the 26th of February 2024 to 2359 hours on 6th March 2024
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (B8001 CLOANAIG) (TEMPORARY 10MPH SPEED RESTRICTION) ORDER 2024 That length of the B8001 Claonaig from a point 130 metres south east of its junction with the B842 extending in a south easterly direction for a distance of 250 metres  0001 7th March 2024 until 2359 hours on 25th July 2024
Emergency Prohibition of Traffic U19 Connel  From the junction at A828 in a Southerly direction to the junction with C32 at Barranloch Farm for a distance of 5.1 kilometres  Between 0900 hours on 12th February 2024 to 1500 hours 23rd February 2024 when indicated by signs

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL(C70 GLEN FRUIN, HELENSBURGH)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

That length of C70 Glen Fruin, Helensburgh, from junction with A814 Dumbarton-Arrochar Road in a Easterly then Southerly direction to its junction with A818 Sinclair Street for a distance of 11.24 Kilometres or thereby. 2359 on 7th of February 2024 to 2359 on 16th July 2025

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL(C70 GLEN FRUIN, HELENSBURGH)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

That length of C70 Glen Fruin, Helensburgh, from junction with A814 Dumbarton-Arrochar Road in a Easterly then Southerly direction to its junction with A818 Sinclair Street for a distance of 11.24 Kilometres  2359 on 7th of February 2024 to 2359 on 16th July 2025
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (B8070 ARINAGOUR-CROSSAPOLL ROAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024 That length of the B8070 Arinagour-Crossapoll Road, from point 60 metres north east of its junction with U053 Arinagour Housing Scheme extending in a north easterly direction a distance of 217 metres Eighth day of February until 2359 hours on the Third day of November 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (DALARUAN STREET, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

From its junction with the A83 Millknowe Road in a westerly direction to its junction with Broad Street, a distance of 275 metres  From 2359 hours on the 19th of January 2024 to 2359 hours on the 12th of April 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (TIGH DEARG ROAD, KILCREGGAN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

That length of Tigh Dearg Road, from its junction with B833 Shore Road in a northerly direction to its junction with Argyll Road for a distance of 200 metres From of 0800 hours on the 31st January 2024 until 1800 hours 31st March 2024

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (C32 GLENLONAN ROAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2024

That length of of the C32 Glenlonan Road, from its junction with  the A85 Trunk Road extending in a south westerly  direction to its junction with the U19, a distance of 1,290 metres  Between 0800 hours from the eighteenth day of January 2024 until 1800 hours on the twelfth day of April 2024
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (B836 BALLIEMORE BRIDGE, LOCH STRIVEN) (TEMPORARY 20MPH SPEED RESTRICTION) ORDER 2023 That length of the B836 Balliemore Bridge, Loch Striven for 260 metres 0001 hours on the 11 December 2023 and will remain in operation until 2359 hours on the 1 May 2024
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL
(U021-030 RI CRUIN BRIDGE, SLOCKAVULLIN) (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) ORDER 2023
That length of the Slockavullin Smithy
Road, as carried by Ri Cruin Bridge from its junction with B8025 in a
westerly direction for 15 metres
0001 hours on the 9th December 2023 and will remain in operation until 2359 hours on the
26 April 2025
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CRINAN HOTEL LOOP ROAD, CRINAN)  (TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2023 On east side adjacent to Lock Gate 15, for a distance of 40 metres or thereby. From 0001 hours on the 25th of September 2023 to 2359 hours on the 26th of April 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL(U58 UNION STREET, CAMPBELTOWN)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND LOADING) ORDER 2023 From a point 19 metres or thereby from the                 Southeast extended southwest kerbline of the U106 Longrow South road, extending in a south westerly direction for 16 metres  From 0001 hours on the 18th of September 2023 until 2359 hours on the 23rd March 2025
 THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (U022-050 GLENDARUEL BRIDGE, COLINTRAIVE) (GLENDARUEL WEST ROAD, COLINTRAIVE) (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) ORDER 2023
 
That length of the Glendaruel West Road, as carried by Glendaruel Bridge from a point 30 meters north of Glendaruel Bridge in a southerly direction for 70 metres  From 0001 hours on the 1 April 2023 and will remain in operation until 2359 hours on the 1 October 2024

 

Some documents (PDFs) on this page may not be fully accessible for people using assistive technology. If you require any of these documents in an alternative format, please contact Donna Lawson at Traffichq@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders Under Consultation

Any Proposed new Traffic Regulations Orders currently being drafted will be listed below:

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders
Details of the order Location Associated documents
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CRAIGHOUSE, JURA) (30MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 202_
  1. That length of the A846 from a point 93 metres southwest of the extended southern kerbline of Otter Brae extending in a northerly direction for 2,161 metres or thereby.

  2. That length of the A846 Branch Road to Craighouse Pier extending from its junction with the A846 Craighouse Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 280 metres or thereby to its termination at Craighouse Pier.

  3. The length of the U58 Keills Road from its junction with the A846, extending in a north-westerly direction to the north bank of the Abhuinn nan Caorach, opposite the township of Keills, a distance of 400 metres of thereby.

  4. That length of the U78 Croft Park from its junction with the A846, extending in a westerly direction and then in a generally south westerly direction for a distance of 135 metres or thereby.

 

 

Permanent Traffic Regulation Orders

Permanent Traffic Regulation Orders which have come into operation within the last 6 months are listed below for information:

Details of the order Location Associated Documents Effective Date
THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (CRAIGHOUSE, JURA) (30MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2024

Length of Road in Craighouse, Jura, Argyll and Bute

1.       That length of the A846 from a point 93 metres southwest of the extended southern kerbline of Otter Brae extending in a northerly direction for 2,161 metres or thereby.

2.       That length of the A846 Branch Road to Craighouse Pier extending from its junction with the A846 Craighouse Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 280 metres or thereby to its termination at Craighouse Pier.

3.       The length of the U58 Keills Road from its junction with the A846, extending in a north-westerly direction to the north bank of the Abhuinn nan  Caorach, opposite the township of Keills, a distance of 400 metres of thereby.

4.       That length of the U78 Croft Park from its junction with the A846, extending in a westerly direction thence in a generally south westerly direction for a distance of 135 metres or thereby.

Monday 15 April 2024
Driving and on-street parking restrictions within Luss Various streets, Luss, Helensburgh and Lomond   14th June 2023
Disabled Street Parking - Oban, Lorn and the Isles (Variation No. 4) Order 2022 Various streets, Oban, Lorn and the Isles (as indicated in order) 10th January 2022
Disabled Street Parking - Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (Variation No. 3) Order 2022 Various streets, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (as indicated in order) 10th January 2022
Disabled Street Parking - Helensburgh and Lomond (Variation No. 3) Order 2022 Various streets, Helensburgh and Lomond (as indicated in order) 10th January 2022
Disabled Street Parking - Bute and Cowal (Variation No. 3) Order 2022 Various streets, Bute and Cowal (as indicated in order) 10th January 2022

Some documents (PDFs) on this page may not be fully accessible for people using assistive technology. If you require any of these documents in an alternative format, please contact Donna Lawson at Traffichq@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Abnormal Loads

"Abnormal Loads Movements" - A brief guide to Notification and Authorisation requirements.

An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:

  • a weight of more than 44,000 kilograms
  • an axle load of more than 10,000 kilograms for a single non-driving axle and 11,500 kilograms for a single driving axle
  • a width of more than 2.9 metres
  • a rigid length of more than 18.65 metres

If you’re responsible for transporting an abnormal load, you need to follow regulations for notifying the authorities.

Before a large or heavy load can travel on the road, we need to check that there are no problems with the route it proposes to take.  If you wish to move such a load in Argyll & Bute, or for any further information, please contact abnormalloads@argyll-bute.gov.uk with the following details:

  • route proposed
  • date of journey
  • vehicle sizes
  • vehicle weight and axle configuration

N.B Abnormal Load movements on our Trunk Roads, (A82, A83, A85, A828) should be sent to Transport Scotland.

For information on restrictions on the Trunk Road network which includes the A82, A83, A85 and A828 in Argyll & Bute, please visit the Traffic Scotland website.

For information on restrictions on Scottish Canals' network which includes the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute, please contact Scottish Canals at SCAbnormal.Loads@scottishcanals.co.uk

Additional Abnormal loads forms and guidance can be found on the ESDAL site

Read our traffic management privacy notice

Weight & Height Restrictions

An A0 map of Argyll & Bute Council's Road, Bridge, Pier & Wall Restrictions can be viewed or downloaded here:

Argyll and Bute Restrictions (3Mb).

For further information, please contact:

   Infrastructure Design
   Argyll & Bute Council
   1A Manse Brae
   Lochgilphead
   Argyll & Bute
   PA31 8RD

   abnormalloads@argyll-bute.gov.uk

For information on restrictions on the Trunk Road network which includes the A82, A83, A85 and A828 in Argyll & Bute, please visit the Traffic Scotland website

For information on restrictions on Scottish Canals' network which includes the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute, please contact Scottish Canals.

Mull Roads Weight Restrictions

An exemption system has been introduced permitting vehicles with a plated MGW greater than a particular roads restriction to travel along such a road provided the GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (GVW) does not exceed the route MGW restriction.  Applications can be made here

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