Nottinghamshire County Council is set to begin handing out fines to drivers who illegally use a bus gate in Nuthall.
The council is set to approve the enforcement at a meeting on January 9 in a bid to improve bus journey times and cut down on drivers using it as a short cut to Nuthall Island.
The bus gate was introduced in 2003 to provide priority for buses at the A610 Nuthall roundabout during weekday evening periods.
It consists of a short section of road which provides direct access to Nuthall roundabout from the junction of Nottingham Road and Roland Avenue at the edge of the Horsendale estate.
Between 4pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday, use of this section in a westbound direction by vehicles other than buses and pedal cycles is prohibited.
But the rule was often flouted, so the council has decided to enforce it properly by issuing fines.
Last year an enforcement camera was installed, a mini-roundabout was introduced at the junction of Nottingham Road and Roland Avenue and signs were renewed.
During the first few weeks of operation any motorists caught using the gate within restricted hours will be issued with a warning letter rather than a fine.