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:

Current traffic orders
Details of the order Location Dates Order In Operation

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (GLENBREAKERIE ROAD, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023

From its junction with B842 East Side-Southend Road to its junction with C18 Southend-Keprigan Road a distance of 1350 metres or thereby.

From 0001 hours on the 27th of September 2023 to 2359 hours on the 8th of October 2023

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (DALARUAN STREET, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023 From its junction with the A83 Millknowe Road in a westerly direction to its junction with Broad Street, a distance of 275 metres When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on the 25th of September 2023 to 2359 hours on the 19th of January 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
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (WITCHBURN ROAD, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC)(No.2) ORDER 2023 From its junction with Glebe Street in a westerly direction to its junction with Tomaig Road for a distance of 430 metres or thereby. 

From 2359 hours on the 3rd of September 2023 to 2359 hours on the 10th of October 2023.

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (QUEENS PARK PLACE, STATION ROAD AND RAILWAY STATION ACCESS ROAD, OBAN) (SPECIAL EVENT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF  TRAFFIC) ORDER 2022 The entire lengths of Queens Park Place, Station Road and Railway Station Access Road, Oban From 0800 hours and 1800 hours on Sunday 17th September 2023

THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (SPECIAL EVENT) (VARIOUS ROADS, TIGHNABRUAICH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023

B8000 From Tighnabruaich to Millhouse Crossroads.

U027 From Millhouse Crossroads south to Ardlamont.

C07  From Ardlamont north to Kames Crossroads.

From 1000 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday the 9th of September 2023

Emergency Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Strone Brae Strone from its junction with Westfield in northerly direction for a distance of 50m metres 09:30 to 15:30 hours on 24th August 2023 
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (C32 GLENLONAN ROAD)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) (No.2) ORDER 2023 That length 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 or thereby.  From 0800 hours from the first day of September 2023 until 1800 hours on the eighteenth day of January 2024
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (WITCHBURN ROAD, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023 From its junction with Glebe Street in a westerly direction to its junction with Tomaig Road for a distance of 430 metres From 0001 hours on the 3rd of June 2023 to 2359 hours on the 3rd of September 2023
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (DALARUAN STREET, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING)(No.2) ORDER 2023 From its junction with the A83 in a westerly direction, a distance of 260 metres or thereby. From 0001 hours on the 12th of July 2023 to 2359 hours on the 13th of September 2023
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (SMIDDY LANE LOCHGILPHEAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023 From its junction with  the C62 Colchester Square/Argyll Street extending in a westerly  direction to outside Icon Hairdressing, a distance of 52 metres  From 0001 hours from the twenty third day of June 2023 until 2359 hours on the twenty third day of February 2024
 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
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, LUSS AND DUCK BAY) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT) ORDER 2023
 
 Various Roads Luss and Duck Bay From 0001 hours on Saturday the 6th May 2023 until 2359 hours on the 6th September 2023 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (GLENDARUEL WEST ROAD COWAL) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2023
 
That length of the U022 Glendaruel West Road, from a point 30 metres north of Glendaruel Bridge in a southerly direction for a distance of 70 metres  From 0900 hours on the twenty fourth day of April until 1700 hours on the seventieth day of September 2023
ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (DALARUAN STREET, CAMPBELTOWN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2023
 
From its junction with the A83 in a westerly direction, a distance of 250 metres or thereby. From 13th of March 2023 to 2359 hours on the 30th of July 2023.
Various roads, Tobermory (Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2022
 
Various streets, Tobermory, Isle of Mull (as indicated in order) Effective, when indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on the 29th of March 2022 until 2359 hours on the 26th of September 2023 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes.

A815 Marine Parade, Hunters Quay (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2022
 

A815 Marine Parade, Hunters Quay (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Public Notice
 

From a point 146 metres or thereby from the extended northern kerb line of the C60 Cammesreinach Brae, extending in a northerly direction for 115 metres or thereby.  Effective, when indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on the 21st of February 2022 until 2359 hours on the 13th August 2023.

 

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:

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

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

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
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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