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 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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