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

UC059 RAF Machrihanish Road temporary prohibition of traffic order

Machrihanish Business Park entrance to junction with A83, as indicated in order

Public notice - RAF MachrihanishValid from 8th January until the 6th April 2018 (when indicated by signs) or until prohibition is no longer required

Route A814 Arrochar to Dumbarton Road temporary 10mph speed restriction order

Section of A814 (as indicated in order)

Public notice - A814Valid from 0001hrs on 8th January 2018 until 2359hrs on 2nd Feburary (when indicated by signs) or until works are complete

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

A880 Kilmun Prohibition of Waiting Order

A880 Rashfield to Ardentinny Road, Kilmun

Public Notice - A880 Kilmun

Valid from the 9th October 2017 until 19th January 2018, when indicated by signs.

Kilbridgemore Bridge, Glendaruel West Road, Cowal, temporary prohibition of traffic order

Kilbridemore Bridge, U22 Glendaruel West Road

Public notice - Kilbridemore Bridge

Valid from 0001 hrs on 7th August 2017 to 2359 hrs on 29th December 2017, or until works are complete

Millpark Road, Millpark Avenue and McCalls Terrace, Oban temporary prohibition of waiting order

Millpark Road, Millpark Avenue and McCalls Terrace, Oban

Public notice, Oban temporary prohibition of waiting

Valid between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday from Monday 24th July 2017 until Friday 18th January 2019.

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

Dunbeg Village Roads 20mph Speed Limit

Public Notice - Dunbeg Village 20mph

Statement of Reasons - Dunbeg Village 20mph

Dunbeg Village Roads -Proposed 20mphPublic advert stage-objections to be received by 9th February 2018
A848 Tobermory 30mph Speed Limit Extension 

Public Notice - A848 Tobermory 30mph Speed Limit Extension

Statement of Reasons - A848 Tobermory 30mph Speed Limit Extension

 A848 Tobermory 30mphPublic advert stage-objections to be received by 9th February 2018

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 Statutory 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

Traffic regulation order - proposed off street parking amendment order - Oban

Public notice - Oban off street car parking proposed charges

Statement of Reasons - Oban off street parking

Lochavullin car park

Ganavan car park

Longsdale car park

Order to be made

Proposed on street car park charges, Gallanach Rd and Corran Esplanade

Public notice - Oban on street car parking proposed charges


Statement of Reasons - Oban on street parking

Gallanach Rd map


Corran Esplanade map

 Order to be made

Disabled Street Parking - Oban, Lorn and the Isles - Variation No.3 Order

Public notice - Disabled Street Parking - OLI

Statement of Reasons - Disabled Street Parking OLI

Plans - Disabled Street Parking - OLI

Order to be made

 A814, Main Road Cardross, waiting restriction amendment order

 

 

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 places and charges (Lochgilphead) order

 

 

Report going to Area Committee

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

Date Order  Came Into Operation

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

Public notice, Carradale speed limit

Carradale plan 2017

4th September 2017

Introduction of parking charges - Iona Ferry off street car parks in Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Iona Ferry off street car parks in Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Public notice - Fionnphort off street car parks - introductory charges

Fionnphort plans

17th July 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