Councillors on the Public Works Committee voted to spend $16,000 to install cameras on Highway 403, the QEW, Lincoln Alexander Parkway, and Red Hill Valley Parkway to count the number of non-local trucks using the two municipal highways.
The cameras will be installed on the 403 at the Hamilton/Brant County line, the QEW at Fifty Road, and the entrances to the Linc and RHVP.
Using the cameras, the City will count tracks that pass all four camera points.
Council hopes to use the count to either look at banning “non-local cut-thru” truck traffic or to seek provincial funding for the operations of the municipal highways.