Community council calls for Oban Times’ campaign to be extended
OBAN Community Council says it is waiting patiently for a decision about a roundabout on the A85 which it believes will help reduce speeds and substantially improve safety on the trunk road.
Stating its support for The Oban Times Stay Alive on the A85 campaign, the community council said concerns about the road should not stop as you enter the town via the Bealachan-righ, but to continue into the town centre.
The issue was raised by a member of the public, Kenny McLennan. He said: ‘It is about time that we sorted out the problems with the roundabout, or whatever it is, on Argyll Square.
‘No- one knows where they are meant to be going and what we have is people getting into trouble because it is a complete and utter anomaly in driving.’
Community councillors agreed that accidents and near misses on the roundabout are an almost daily occurrence.
The roundabout is unique in that it has a double lane and has traffic lights immediately as someone exits or enters onto it.
The Stay Alive on the A85 campaign will now extend from the turn off from the Connel Bridge to the ferry terminal, and will add to its list of priorities the need for a rationalisation of the roundabout as it stands at the moment.
Next week – your view, what priorities do drivers on the road have for improvements.
The traffic situation at Argyll Square is causing confusion, and concerns have been raised about near misses being an almost a daily occurance.