Shoalhaven City Councillor Mitchell Pakes has thrown his support behind local truck drivers.
Two Princes Highway intersections - at Plunkett and Moss Street - are affected by faulty triggers, stopping early morning motorists for no reason at all.
Fed up with being stopped at phantom red lights through Nowra, Soilco truckie Mick Kenny raised the matter with the Roads and Maritime Services.
When he had no luck there, he contacted the South Coast Register.
The Register discovered that while the RMS regulates the lights, it is Shoalhaven Council's responsibility to first undertake road repairs.
Cr Pakes will present a notice of motion at council's next ordinary meeting, asking staff to urgently undertake roadworks on Moss and Plunkett Streets.
On Friday he contacted council's finance, corporate and community services director Stephen Dunshea, who will investigate a funding source for the works.
"It's an unacceptable situation, I completely sympathise with truckies," Cr Pakes said.
"I am disappointed the RMS hasn't approached council to say we need this upgraded. I hope councillors would support this notice of motion."