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The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

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.’

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