Our Roads - Regulations and Limits

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

(Forest View, Strachur) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021

Public Notice

Forest View, Strachur (Unclassified No.43)

When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on 26thApril to 2359 hours on 12th May 2021.

(Various Streets, Lochgilphead) (Temporary Traffic Management) (No.2) Order 2021

Public Notice

 Colchester Square, Argyll Street, Union Street and Lorne Street, Lochgilphead

When indicated by signs, from 0000 hours on Monday 5th April 2021 to 2359 hours on Friday 23rd April 2021, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

(Cairndow Loop Road, Cairndow) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021

Public Notice

Cairndow Loop Road, Cairndow

When indicated by signs from 0800 hours on the 5th of April until 1800 hours on the 31st of May 2021 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest

(A816 Soroba Road, McCaig Road, Jura Road and Shuna Terrace, Oban)(Temporary Traffic
Management) Order 2021

Public Notice

A816 Soroba Road, McCaig Road, Jura Road and Shuna Terrace, Oban

In operation from the 29th of March 2021 until Friday the 1st of October 2021 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest. The restrictions will only have effect in relation to such part or parts of the lengths of road as indicated by the appropriate traffic signs.

(B8071 Arinagour-Ballyhough Road)(Cliad Bridge)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic)(No.2) Order 2021

Public Notice

That length of the B8071 Arinagour-Ballyhough Road as carried by Cliad Bridge,
Island of Coll, a distance of 15 metres or thereby.

When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on the 31st of March 2021 until 2359 hours on the 14th of February 2022 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.

(B839 Hells Glen to Lochgoilhead Road) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021

Public Notice

That length of the B839 Hells Glen to Lochgoilhead Road, from its junction with the A815 Cairndow-Strachur-Toward Road near Ardno extending in a generally south easterly direction to its
junction with the B828 Glenmore Road, a distance of 6000 metres or thereby.

Restrictions will be effective daily, (excluding the weekend) between the hours of 0800 and 2000 from the 15th day of March 2021 until Sunday the 1st day of August 2021 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest, but will only have effect when indicated by the appropriate traffic signs.

Argyll and Bute Council (Townhead, Rothesay)(Temporary Prohibition of Waiting and Loading) Order 2020

Public Notice - Townhead

B881 High Street, Townhead Road and Townhead Industrial Estate Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on 19th October 2020 until 2359 hours on the 19th April 2022 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes.

Argyll and Bute Council (Various Roads, Tobermory)(Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2020

Public Notice - Tobermory

B8073 across Eas Bridge, the entire length of the A848 Eas Brae, sections of the A848 Main Street and Ledaig Branch Road, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on 28th September 2020 until 2359 hours on the 28th March 2022 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes.

(Harbour Street, Castle Street and School Road, Tarbert) (Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2020

Harbour Street, Castle Street and School Road, TarbertWhen indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on Monday the 31st August 2020 until 2359 hours on the 31st January 2022, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

(Main Street, Tobermory) (Temporary Traffic
Management) Order 2020

Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of MullWhen indicated by signs from 0001 hours on the 24th August 2020 to 2359 hours on 31st January 2021, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

(Cross Street and Union Street, Campbeltown) (Temporary
One Way Operation) Order 2020

Cross Street and Union Street, CampbeltownWhen indicated by signs from 0001 hours on the 27th of August 2020, and will remain in operation until 2359 hours on the 31st of March 2021, or until the permanent Order supersedes whichever is the earliest.

(Forest View, Strachur)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2020

The entire length of Forest View, Strachur (Unclassified No.43).

When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on 17th August to 2359 hours on 7th September 2020 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.
(A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road, Glenmallan)(Temporary 30mph Speed
Limit) (Extension) Order 2020

That length of the A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road at Glenmallan, from a point 150 metres or thereby north of the jetty, extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 400 metres or thereby.

When indicated by signs from 0000 hours on the 5th August 2020 until 2359 hours on 5th August 2021 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.
 (Kilbride Drive, Helensburgh)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2020

The entire length of Kilbride Drive, Helensburgh (Unclassified No.171).

When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on Thursday 30th July to 2359 hours on Wednesday 30th December 2020, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

(Various Roads, Luss and Duck Bay)(Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2020

Restrictions on the waiting of vehicles within Luss Village and at Duck Bay, Auchendennan.

Old A82 Road, School Road, Pier Road, Church Road and Murray Place within Luss Village and on sections of the entire length of Auchendennan Road at Duck Bay, Lomond.

When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on Saturday the 4th July 2020 until 2359 hours on the 4th January 2022 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes.

(Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, Rothesay) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2020

Temporary closure due to dangerous building adjacent to the road.

Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, Rothesay (Unclassified No.11), from a point 30 metres or thereby northeast of the extended east kerbline of Quay Street extending in a northeasterly direction for a distance of 15 metres or thereby. When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on the 30th of May 2020 to 2359 hours on the 30th of November
2021 or until the remedial works are complete, whichever is the earliest.

Argyll and Bute Council (C20 Barr Glen Road)(Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2020

 

 C20 Barr Glen Road, Glenbarr, KintyreWhen indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on the 6th May 2020 until 2359 hours on the 6th May 2021 or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.

(Mill Lane, Oban) (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2020

Mill Lane, Oban

When indicated by signs from 0001 hours on Monday 10th February 2020 to 2359 hours on Sunday 8th August 2021, or until a permanent Order supersedes, whichever is the earlier.

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders under consultation

Proposed new Traffic Regulations Orders currently being drafted are listed in the table below:

Details of the Draft Order

Associated Documents

Comments

Argyll and Bute Council (various streets, Luss) Traffic Management Order

Any person wishing to object to the proposals should send details of the grounds for objection in writing providing their name and address, to the Head of Legal and Regulatory Support, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT or by emailing TRO-Objections@argyll-bute.gov.uk by 14th May 2021. Letters of objection will be replied to after the closing date of the period for objections.

Argyll and Bute Council (various streets, Luss) Speed Limit Order

Any person wishing to object to the proposals should send details of the grounds for objection in writing providing their name and address, to the Head of Legal and Regulatory Support, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT or by emailing TRO-Objections@argyll-bute.gov.uk by 14th May 2021. Letters of objection will be replied to after the closing date of the period for objections.

Argyll and Bute Council (off-street parking places and charges) (Luss) (amendment)

Any person wishing to object to the proposals should send details of the grounds for objection in writing providing their name and address, to Head of Legal and Regulatory Support, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT or by emailing TRO-Objections@argyll-bute.gov.uk by 14th May 2021. Letters of objection will be replied to after the closing date of the period for objections.

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 Stephen Campopiano on 01546 604689, or at stephen.campopiano@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

(Pier Road, Dunoon) (Traffic Management) Order 2021

Pier Road, Dunoon

 

30th April 2021

(Harvey's Lane and Cross Street, Campbeltown) (Redetermination of Public Right of Passage) Order 2019

Harvey's Lane and Part of Cross Street, Campbeltown29th March 2019

(Various Streets, Campbeltown) Traffic Management Order 2019

Campbeltown Town Centre29th March 2019

 

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

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