Traffic chaos on the roads last week caused by a wide load moving through the area during the middle of the day prompted widespread condemnation.
James Johnson said: ‘ This is down to police scotland .the transport company’s only move when police escort these loads ....99% of haulage company’s including the company moving these loads want to move loads like this at night for less disruption for every road user . But the police make the final decision on times of movements ....’
Eleane Tweedly posted: ‘Lost count of the number of times I’ve seen more or less the whole of Oban shut down for several hours so they can take wide loads the opposite direction to the usual traffic flow as it’s the only way to get them past the roundabout at Nan- cy Blacks to the ferry terminal. And it,s invariably done at this time of year to the horror of the locals & amazement & frustration of the tourists!’
Iain Davidson responded: ‘having lived in Oban for 25 years or so I can give you hours & hours of accounts of what your talking about Eleane, personally I would sack who ever it is that plans Oban’s road layout and deals with planning applications as they have landed up with major supermarkets, builders merchants, industrial estates & other businesses with the only access being a badly timed set of traffic lights at the high school leading every car & delivery lorry into this - crazy!!’
Vary Ferguson suggested: ‘It should be done at night or later in the day when the roads are quieter.!or by boat direct to Glensanda.’
Peter Taylor wrote: ‘ Whoever planned that to take place during the day in the peak summertime tourist season should be fired.’ Sandra Jamieson lamented: ‘ We got stuck in this, why was this being moved during the day, causing ridiculous tail backs.’ Gwyn Moses said: ‘It’s almost like it’s deliberately timed to make it most difficult for people who live here or are just visiting.’
Catherine Macinnes asked: ‘ Why can’t they go through the glen at night?’
Paul Redmond blasted: ‘Nitemare. 2 hrs to go from Fort William to Onich then had to follow it up to the barge that goes over to the gleansanda quarry.’ Julie Campbell said: ‘Idiots! Ridiculous timing and no communication.’