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

Temporary Prohibition of Traffic GLENSHELLACH TERRACE TO GLENMORE ROAD

U053, Glenmore Road, Oban, from its junction with Villa Road to its junction with Glenshellach Road a distance of 270m metres or thereby.

U054, Glenmore Road, Oban, from its junction with U053 Glenmore Road to its end a distance of 85m meters or thereby
The restriction will be effective from 09:30 on 13th December 2022 to 15:30 hours on 14th December 2022 

 

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (SMIDDY LANE LOCHGILPHEAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) (EMERGENCY) ( ORDER 2022)

 

That length of the U015 Smiddy Lane, from its junction with  the C62 Colchester Square/Argyll Street extending in a westerly  direction to outside Icon Hairdressing, a distance of 52 metres The restriction will be effective from 2359 hours on the second day of December 2022 until 2359 hours on the twenty third day of December 2022

A884 Ascog, Rothesay

From a point 100m south of its junction with Burnside Road extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 40 meters 

The restriction will be effective from 00:01 hours on 7th December 2022 to 23:59 hours on 11th December 2022 when indicated by signs

Victoria Crescent, Helensburgh

From its junction with Victoria Road to number 2 for a distance of 110 meters

The restriction will be effective from 09:30 hours to 18:00 hours on 8th December 2022 

Dunoon Christmas Event

Prohibition of Traffic: Argyll Street, Dunoon, from its junction with the A815 Alexandra Parade to its junction with John Street a distance of 475 metres or thereby.

Prohibition of Waiting: Church Street, Dunoon from its junction with George Street to its junction with Argyll Street.

The restriction will be effective from 2200 hours on 2nd December to 1700 on 3rd December 2022

Hillfoot Street, Dunoon

From its junction with A815 extending its full length for a distance of 120 meters

The restriction will be effective from 09:00 hours to 18:00 hours on 27th November 2022 

Emergency Temporary Prohibition of Traffic A846 Port Ellen

1. Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, from its junction with U027 Back Street to its junction with Frederick Crescent  for a distance of 226m metres or thereby.

2. Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen, from its junction with charlotte street to is junction with Lennox Street for a distance of 332m meters or thereby.

3. Lennox Street, Port Ellen, from its junction with Frederick Crescent to its junction with Mansfield road for a distance of 302m meters or thereby.

Total length of road closure 860m meters 

 The restriction will be effective from13:00 on 18th November 2022 to 16:00 hours on 23rd November 2022 

B881 High Street, Rothesay

From its junction with Victoria Street to its junction with Montague Street for a distance of 50 meters

The restriction will be effective from 17:30 hours to 20:00 hours on 25th November 2022

Grant Street-East King Street, Helensburgh 

On both sides of Grant Street, Helensburgh from a point 10 meters north of its junction with East King Street extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 25 metres.

On the south side of East King Street, Helensburgh from a point 10 meters east of its junction with Grant Street extending in a easterly direction for a distance of 30 metres.
The restriction will be effective from 09:30 to 15:30 hours on 22nd November 2022 

Station Road, Cardross  

From a point 10 metres or thereby north of the level crossing extending in a southerly direction to a point 10 metres or thereby south of the level crossing, a distance of 28 metres The restriction will be effective from 00:00 hours to 08:00 hours on 20th November 2022

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (GLEBE STREET, CAMPBELTOWN)(TEMPORARY PROHIBITON OF WAITING) ORDER 2022

From its junction with the B842 Big Kiln Street in a northerly direction to outside 23 Glebe Street, a distance of 190 metres or thereby. The restriction will be effective from 0001 hours on the 21st of November 2022 to 2359 hours on the 28th of February 2023. 

Columshill Street, Rothesay

From its junction with Columshill Place to its junction with Barone Road/Mill Street for a distance of 95 meters or thereby.

The restriction will be effective from 08:00 hours on 12th November 2022 to 16:00 hours on 13th November 2022 

Montague Street, Rothesay

From its junction with Tower Street to its junction with Gallowgate for a distance of 105 meters or thereby.

The restriction will be effective from 08:00 hours to 16:00 hours on 13th November 2022 

B841, Lock Gate 12 Prohibition of Traffic

From Cairnbaan Bridge in a north westerly direction to Bellanoch swing bridge for a distance of 4,168 meters or thereby.

The restriction will be effective from 13:00 to 15:00 hours on 10th November 2022 

B841, Lock Gate 13 Prohibition of Traffic

From Cairnbaan Bridge in a north westerly direction to Bellanoch swing bridge for a distance of 4,168 meters or thereby

The restriction will be effective from 13:00 to 15:00 hours on 8th November 2022 

ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL (A817 GLEN FRUIN ROAD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2022

That length of the west bound Layby of A817 Glen Fruin Road (Haul Road), Helensburgh, 560m south east of its junction with A814 a layby extending in a south-easterly direction for a distance of 70m metres or thereby.

The restriction will be effective from 0800 on the first day of November 2022 to 1700 on the eleventh day November 2022

B839, Monevechadan, Lochgoilhead Prohibition of Traffic

From its junction with B828 to its junction with A815 a distance of 5.4km kilometres or thereby.

The restriction will be effective from 00:01 hours on 31st October 2022 to 23:59 hours on 4th November 2022 

 

Burnside Street, Campbeltown, Temporary Prohibition of Waiting, Order 2022

 

 Various roads, Campbeltown. Please see Order for more information The restriction will be effective from 0001 hours on the 23rd of October 2022 to 2359 hours on the 13th of November 2022 or until the works are complete whichever is the earliest.

 

Mountstuart road, Rothesay, Temporary Prohibition of Waiting, Order 2022

 

 Mountstuart Road, Rothesay - On both sides of that section from outside No 13 in a north-easterly direction to No 26 for a distance of 150 metres.

Fauldtrees Street, Rothesay - On both sides of that section from its junction with Mountstuart Road extending in a south-easterly direction for a distance of 50 metres.

 The restriction will be effective from 0001 hours on the 4th October and 2359 hours on the 2nd November 2022

Smith Drive, Campbeltown, Temoprary Traffic Management Order 2022

 From its junction with the B842 Big Kiln Street in a south then south easterly direction to its junction with U048 Ralston Road, a distance of 385  The restriction will be effective from 0001 hours on the 17th of October 2022 to 2359 hours on the 16th of December 2022

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 kerbline 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.

Various roads (Luss and Duck Bay) temporary traffic management order

Various roads, Luss and Duck Bay, as indicated in order

When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on Wednesday the 5th January 2022 until 2359 hours on the 5th May 2023 or until such time that the restrictions are no longer required or a permanent Order supersedes.

B881 Townhead Rothesay (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2021

Public notice - B881 Townhead

Section of B881 Townhead, Rothesay, as indicated in order

When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on the 30th August 2021 until 2359 hours on the 6th February 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

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

Details of the Draft Order

Associated Documents

Comments

There are currently no draft orders

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

Traffic Regulation Order Hearing

The Traffic Regulation Order Hearing currently in operation in Argyll and Bute are listed below:

Details of the order

Location

Associated Documents  

Hearing Date

Argyll And Bute Council (Various Streets, Luss) (Traffic Management) Order 202__

Various Streets, Luss (as indicated in order)

23rd
August
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

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