Light at the end of the Burnbank tunnel

Parked cars are causing issues at the junction of Burnbank Street going on to Kinloch Road.

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Issues arising from parked cars at the junction end of Burnbank Street are a step closer to being resolved following talks between the council and Traffic Scotland.

The trunk road network operator told the Courier this week that the reported issue at Burnbank Street was one it had discussed with an Argyll and Bute Council official.

‘At the moment all we can confirm is we are exploring resolutions,’ said a Traffic Scotland spokesperson.

However, Argyll First Councillor Donald Kelly is confident plans are moving forward.

‘I have raised the issue of cars leaving Burnbank Street and travelling onto Kinloch Road since the inception of the new Campbeltown traffic management system,’ he told the Courier.

‘This manoeuvre is dangerous, especially when cars are parked on both corners which is effectively impeding the vision of drivers.

‘I am pleased that after much dialogue with Transport Scotland it has agreed to put forward proposals which will hopefully resolve this situation.’

Councillor Kelly also reported that plans were moving forward to pursue a new puffin-style crossing at Aquilbrium.

‘This should help make Kinloch Road that bit safer for members of the public to cross,’ he added.