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

John Street, Helensburgh (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Public Notice

From its junction with A814 West Clyde Street in a Northerly direction for a distance of 43m metres or thereby.

The restriction will be effective between 07:00 hours on 9th August 2022 to 18:00 hours on 13th August 2022 

Lady Ileene Road, Tarbert (Temporary Prohibition of Waiting) Public Notice

On Both sides of Lady Ileene Road from its junction with A83 Barmore Road in a south-westerly direction for a distance of 30m metres or thereby.

The restriction will be effective between 09:30 to 15:30 hours on 8th to 12th August 2022

Dhailling Road, Dunoon (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Public Notice

From junction with A85 Hunter Street in a easterly direction for a distance of 40 metres or thereby.

The restrictions will be effective between 0930 to 1800 hours on 8th August 2022 

A814 East Clyde Street (Temporary Prohibiton of Waiting) Public Notice

The north side of East Clyde Street, Helensburgh from a point 10 meters east of the extended east kerbline of Charlotte Street extending in a easterly direction for a distance of 20 metres or thereby.

The east side of Grant Street (Maitland Court), Helensburgh from a point 10 meters north of the extended north kerbline of East Clyde Street extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 10 metres or thereby.
The restrictions will be effective between 09:30 to 18:00 hours on 5th August 2022 

Argyll and Bute Council (The Argyllshire Gathering, Oban) (Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2022

 Various Streets, Oban (as indicated in order) The restricaion will be effective between 0800 and 1700 hours on the 25th August 2022.

Argyll and Bute Council (A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road, Helensburgh) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022

That length of A814 Dumbarton to Arrochar Road, Helensburgh, within Lomond, from its junction with the access road to Iona Stables, extending in a northwesterly direction to the roundabout at Hermitage Academy a distance of 550 metres or therebyThe restrictions will be effective on Saturday 13th August 2022 from 0600-0700 hours

Argyll And Bute Council (West Princes Street and Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh)(Special Event) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022

Various streets, Helensburgh (as indicated in order)The restrictions will be effective on Saturday 27th August 2022 from 0930-1830 hours

Argyll and Bute Council (B881 High Street and Meadows Road, Rothesay) (Bute Games)(Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2022

B881 High Street and Meadows Road,Rothesay (as indicated in order)The restrictions will be effective on Saturday 20th August 2022 

Argyll And Bute Council (Cowal Highland Gathering) (Temporary Traffic Regulation) Order 2022

Various streets, Dunoon (as indicated in order)The restrictions will be effective on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2022

B875 Greenwood Junction-Drumachloy Bridge Road, Isle Of Bute (Butefest Event)(Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2022

B875 Greenwood Junction-Drumachloy Bridge Road which extends from its junction with the Glenmore Road (UC006) 0900 hours on Thursday the 28th of July and 1700 hours on Monday the 1st of August 2022

B8024 Glenralloch (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Public Notice

That length of the B8024 Glenralloch Road, from its junction with  the A83 Trunk Road extending in a south westerly  direction to its junction with the C23 Glenakil Road, a distance of 2,544 metres or thereby. Between 0001 hours from the first day of August until 2359 hours on the thirty-first day of October 2022, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.

B828 Glenmore Road (Prohibition Of Traffic) Public Notice

B828 GLENMORE ROAD from a point 100 metres or thereby southwest of its junction with the A83 Trunk Road (Rest & be Thankful) extending in a south westerly direction to its junction with the B839 Hells Glen – Lochgoilhead Road.

Between 0900 hours and 1500 hours on Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2022 when indicated by signs.

Chapel Hill Road, Rothesay (Prohibition of Traffic) Public Notice

Chapel Hill Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

When indicated by signs, from 0001 hours on 1st July 2022 to 2359 hours on the 12th August 2022, or until the remedial works are complete, whichever is the earlier.

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

A814 Alder Gate Helensburgh (Temporary Speed Restrictions) Order

Sections of A814 within Helensburgh, as indicated in order

Effective from 0001 hours on Monday the Twentieth day of September Two Thousand and Twenty One and will remain in force until Monday the Thirtieth of March Two Thousand and Twenty Three or until this Order is revoked.

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

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