TRAFFIC cameras to catch rogue drivers who use bus lanes are set to be installed this week.

The stretch of North Station Road, in Colchester, between the Albert roundabout and Essex Hall roundabout will close between 11.30pm and 5pm on Thursday night into Friday morning and on Friday night into Saturday morning to allow engineers to carry out the installation work.

Essex Highways bosses say too high a number of drivers are flouting the rules on the road, as well as in Hythe Station Road and Hythe Hill.

It is understood cameras have already been installed in the Hythe roads.

Pavements in North Station Road will remain open to pedestrians and dismounted cyclists during the closures.

An Essex Highways spokesman said: “For a limited period only, warning notices will be sent to drivers who use these bus gates illegally, giving them an opportunity to adjust their driving behaviour before penalty charge notices are issued to all offenders.

“No new restrictions are being introduced at these locations so the majority of road users will be unaffected by the introduction of cameras.

“However, those who do breach the regulations in future can expect to receive a Penalty Charge Notice of £60, which would reduce to £30 if paid within 14 days.”