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

Queens Park Place, Station Road and Railway Station Access Road, Oban Temporary Prohibiton of Traffic Order 2019

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

 

Public Notice

 

 When indicated by signs between 0800 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday 1st June 2019.

Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games, Helensburgh Temporary Traffic Management Order 2019

Rhu Road Higher, Cumberland Avenue, Woodend Street

Public Notice

When indicated by signs between 0800 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday 1st June 2019. 

A846 Port Askaig to Ardbeg Road, Lagavulin Temporary Prohibition of Waiting Isle of Islay

Lagavulin, Isle of Islay

Public Notice

When indicated by signs between 2000 hours on the 24th May and 2000 hours on the 25th of May 2019.  

Millpark Road, Millpark Avenue and Mccalls Terrace, Oban Temporary Prohibition of Waiting Order

Millpark Road, Millpark Avenue and Mccalls Terrace, Oban

Public Notice

Scottish Ministers Direction

From Friday 18th January 2019 until 18th July 2019.

(UC59 RAF Machriahnish Road)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic)(No.3) 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 0001 hours on Monday 14th January 2019 until 2359 hours on 14th July 2019 or until all traffic movements 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

(Off Street Parking Places and Charges) (Inveraray) Order

* See Order for associated plans

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 Governance and Law, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT or by emailing TRO-Objections@argyll-bute.gov.uk by the 5th April 2019. Letters of objection will be replied to after the closing date of the period for objections.

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

*See Order for associated plans

Consideration of objections following Public Consultation.

(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.

Pier Road, Dunoon - Traffic Management Order

Public Notice - Pier Road

Statement of Reasons- Pier Road

Plan - Pier Road

Consideration of objections following Public Consultation.

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

(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

Sinclair Street, West Montrose Street, Victoria Road, East Munro Drive/MacLachlan Road, Helensburgh)(Prohibition Of Waiting) Order 2019

Sinclair Street, West Montrose Street,Victoria Road, East Munro Drive/MacLachlan Road, Helensburgh22nd March 2019
Cottonmill Lane, Rothesay (Stopping Up) Order 2019Cottonmill Lane, Rothesay11th February 2019
Salen Loop Road (UC81), Salen, Isle of Mull 30mph Speed Limit Order Salen Loop Road, Salen, Isle of Mull1st March 2019
(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 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