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

(UC59 RAF Machrihanish Road) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) OrderUC59 RAF Machrihanish Road

Public Notice

When indicated by signs, between 23rd June 2018 and the 23rd September 2018 or until the prohibition is no longer required, whichever is the earliest.

(Cairndow Village Loop Road, Cairndow)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) OrderCairndow Village Loop Road, Cairndow

Public Notice

When indicated by signs for short periods of time between 0800 hours and 2000 hours on Friday 15th June and Monday 18th June 2018.

(Argyll Street, Colchester Square, Union Street and Lorne Street, Lochgilphead)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) OrderArgyll Street, Colchester Square, Union Street and Lorne Street, Lochgilphead

Public Notice

When indicated by signs for short periods of time between 0800 hours and 2000 hours on Wednesday the 13th June 2018. 
A880 Rashfield to Ardentinny Road, Kilmun - Temporary Prohibition of waiting OrderRashfield to Ardentinny road between Kilmun Pier and Grahams Point.

Public Notice

When indicated by signs from Saturday 2ndJune until Friday 31st August 2018 or until such time the works are complete, whichever may be the earliest.
(Kirk Brae, Dunoon) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2018 Kirk Brae, DunoonPublic Notice - Kirk BraeWhen indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on 14th April 2018 to 2359 hours on the 15th of June  2018, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

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. 

B8000 Leanach - Otter Ferry - Tighnabruaich Road temporary 3 tonnes MGW weight restriction order

4.5 km stretch of B8000 (Leanach - Otter Ferry - Tighnabruaich Road) as indicated in order

Public notice - B8000Valid from 0100hrs on 4th December 2017 to 2359 hrs on 1st August 2018, or until remedial works are complete

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

 (B845 Barcaldine-Taynuilt-Taycreggan Road, Taynuilt) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2018

PlanClosing date for objections is 12th July 2018. Details of how to object are indicated in the public notice.

Argyll and Bute Council (Glenloin Housing Scheme Road (The Succoth Access Road), Succoth) (Prohibition Of Waiting) Order

PlanClosing date for objections is 22nd June 2018. Details of how to object are indicated in the public notice.

(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

Closing date for objections is 20th April 2018. Details of how to object are indicated in the public notice.

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

Order to be made

Various street (Luss) Traffic Management Order

Old A82 Road, Luss Speed Limit Order

 

 

Objections considered - Orders not taken up

Off Street Parking and charges Inveraray order

 

Consideration of objections following Statutory Consultation

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

(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 Restictions 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