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

Associated Documents

Dates Order In Operation

(Laurel Road and Duncraggan Road, Oban) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic)(No.2) Order

Laurel Road and Duncraggan Road, Oban

Public Notice

When indicated by signs between 2200 hours on 31st December 2018 and 0030 hours on 1st January 2019.

(Campbell Drive and Hermitage Avenue, Helensburgh)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic)(No.2) Order

Campbell Drive and Hermitage Avenue, Helensburgh

Public Notice

When indicated by signs from the 21st December 2018 to 30th April 2019 or until the works are completed, whichever is the earliest.

(Laurel Road and Duncraggan Road, Oban) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 

Laurel Road and Duncraggan Road, Oban

Public Notice

When indicated by signs, between 1830 and 1900 hours on the 25th November 2018

(Argyll Street, Dunoon)(Special Event) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic)(No.2) Order 

Argyll Street, Dunoon

Public Notice

When indicated by signs between 1900 hours on Friday 23rd November and 2200 hours on Saturday 24th  November 2018.

(Queens Park Place, Station Road and Railway Station Access Road, Oban) (Special Event) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 

Queens Park Place, Station Road and Railway Station Access Road, Oban

Public Notice

When indicated by signs between 1400 hours and 2000 hours on Saturday the 17th November 2018

(West Princes Street and Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh) (Special Event) (No.2) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order

West Princes Street and Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh (Colquhoun Square)

Public Notice

(1) 24th November 2018 from 1400 hours to 1900 hours

(2) 1st and 2nd December 2018 from 0800 hours to 1800 hours

(UC59 RAF Machrihanish Road)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) (No.2) Order

RAF Machrihanish Road (Unclassified No. 059)  from the Machrihanish Business Park Access Road to its junction with the A83 Tarbet – Lochgilphead – Campbeltown Trunk Road.

Public Notice

 

When indicated by signs, from Monday 24th September until 2359 hours on Sunday 23rd December 2018 or until the prohibition is no longer required, whichever is the earliest.

Campbell Drive and Hermitage Avenue, Helensburgh Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order

Campbell Drive, Hermitage Avenue, HelensburghPublic Notice- Campbell Drive/Hermitage AvenueWhen indicated by signs between 2nd April 2018 to 21st December 2018 or until the works are complete whichever is the earliest. 

Proposed New Permanent Traffic Regulation Orders

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

Details of the Draft Order

Associated Documents

Associated Maps

Status

(Cottonmill Lane, Rothesay) (Stopping Up) Order 201_

Plan

The closing date for submitting objections to the proposal is the 14th December 2018.  Full details of how to submit an objection are contained within the Public Notice.

(Salen Loop Road (UC81), Salen, Isle of Mull) (30mph Speed Limit) Order 

Plan

The closing date for submitting objections to the proposal is the 7th December 2018.  Full details of how to submit an objection are contained within the Public Notice.

 (Off Street Parking Places and Charges) (Isle of Mull) Order

*See Order for associated maps

The closing date for submitting objections to the proposals is 16th November 2018.  Full details of how to submit an objection are contained within the Public Notice.

(Various Streets, Dunoon)(Traffic Management)and (Amendment) Order 2018 -Queens Hall Project associated traffic orders

Plan -Existing restrictions

Plan - Proposed restrictions

Consideration of objections following Public Consultation.

(Sinclair Street,West Montrose Street, Victoria Road, East Munro Drive/Maclachlan Road,
Helensburgh) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order

 

PlansConsideration of objections following Public Consultation.

Pier Road, Dunoon - Traffic Management Order

Public Notice - Pier Road

Statement of Reasons- Pier Road

Plan - Pier Road

Consideration of objections following Public Consultation.

Campbeltown Town Centre Management Order (Various Streets)

Public notice - Campbeltown Town Centre Management

Statement of Reasons - Campbeltown Town Centre Management

Campbeltown Town Centre - Existing

Campbeltown Town Centre - Proposed

Consideration of objections following Public Consultation

Redetermination of Means of Exercise of Public Right of Passage Order - Harvey's Lane Campbeltown

Public notice - Harvey's Lane Campbeltown

Statement of Reasons - Harvey's Lane Campbeltown

Harvey's Lane, Campbeltown

 

Various street (Luss) Traffic Management Order

Old A82 Road, Luss Speed Limit Order

 

 

Objections considered - Orders not taken up

James Street, John Street, West Montrose Street and Sinclair Street, Helensburgh Traffic Management Amendment order

 

Objections considered - West Montrose Street proposal - Agreed

James Street and John Street proposals -Not taken up

 

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

(B845 BARCALDINE-TAYNUILT-TAYCREGGAN ROAD, TAYNUILT) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING) ORDER Taynuilt5th October 2018
Glenloin Housing Scheme Road, Succoth Waiting RestrictionsSuccoth, Arrochar27th August 2018
(Bus Turning Circle, Rest and Be Thankful, Cowal) (Traffic Management) OrderRest & Be Thankful, Cowal11th June 2018
(Main Street, Campbeltown) (No Stopping except Taxis) OrderMain Street, Campbeltown7th May 2018
Dunbeg Village Roads 20mph Speed LimitAll Dunbeg Village Roads9th April 2018
A848 Tobermory 30mph Speed Limit ExtensionThe A848 Tobermory Pier – Salen Pier Road on its southern approach to Tobermory.9th April 2018

Off Street Parking Places and Charges, Lochgilphead Order

Lorne Street Car Park, Lochgilphead

2nd April 2018

A814 Main Road, Cardross Prohibition of Waiting Order

A814 Main Road, Cardross - Layby area at junction with Scott Gardens

26th March 2018

Disabled Street Parking - Oban Order

Croft Road (Longsdale Crescent), Drimvargie Road and Kerrera Terrace, Oban

 19th March 2018

On Street Parking and Charges, Oban Order

On Streets Parking Oban

26th March 2018

Off Street Car Parking and Charges, Oban Order

Oban Off Street Car Parks

26th March 2018

The Dunbeg Village Roads, Dunstaffnage Castle Road (Side Roads) Order 2017 - authorised improvement of a private road

Dunstaffnage Castle Road from its junction with Lorn Road near the Roman Catholic Church, to the cattle grid at the Housing Estate Boundary.

 

23rd October 2017

Carradale, Kintyre Speed Limit Order 2017

Shore Road and Waterfront Road, Carradale, Kintyre

4th September 2017

 

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 & 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