Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

December 1, 2023

Welcome to the weekly e-newsletter for the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.

This edition includes everything you need to know about the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme for the coming days.

We upload each weekly newsletter to the Future Bradford website. You can find copies of each e-newsletter on our news page if you would like to look back at previous editions.


This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

All traffic management outlined in last week’s e-newsletter will remain the same next week. You can view this e-newsletter by clicking here.

As a reminder, last week the traffic lights at the approaches to Jacobs Well roundabout were removed, and instead drivers now need to give way to the right.

This change allows us to disconnect the signals and cables so we can continue the removal of the concrete which stands above the roundabout. This is so we can remove it ready for the next stage.

Following the completion of this work, the next stage will be to construct the new carriageway, and install the new ‘super crossing’ across Prince’s Way. Following this, from early 2024, motor vehicles will no longer be able to travel along Hall Ings.

If you would like more information about what is happening across the city centre, including maps showing how the city is being transformed, please do see our website.


Inspiring careers in construction: Bradford’s transformation will be the topic of a new Cones children’s book.

Balfour Beatty, the construction team delivering the Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme, is working in partnership with Cones Books to bring the story of Bradford’s transformation to life.

Capturing Bradford’s diverse heritage and culture, as well as showcasing the changes taking place in the city centre, the book will be presented to primary schools in the Bradford district. Set for release next year, the team hope the book will inspire young children to consider a career in construction.

To make it happen, the team are gathering stories from a range of people and organisations from across the district including the Lord Mayor of Bradford, and Vice Chancellor of The University of Bradford.


Have your say and help shape plans for the South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme.

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, want to hear your views on the South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme. 

We are holding events during the consultation period where you can find out more information and ask any questions.

The next and final drop-in event will be on Tuesday 12 December 2023 between 4-7pm at the Mayfield Centre, 35 Broadway Avenue, Bradford, BD5 9NP

Please click here for more information and to have your say. The consultation closes on Thursday 21 December 2023.

Photo of the park and ride proposals and images of the City Hall taken from the event held yesterday.

Photo of the park and ride proposals and images of the City Hall taken from the event held yesterday.


Reminder: upcoming bus and road changes in 2024

From early 2024, new bus routes will come into effect and buses will no longer travel through the city centre. Instead, they will be routed around the core of the city centre along dedicated bus routes to improve reliability and journey times.

More information on these route changes will be shared in the coming months.

For information on current bus disruptions and diversions around the district please do check the Metro website: https://www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/


Other roadworks around the city 

To stay up to date with all the roadworks in the area please do continue to check One Network: one.network/uk/bradford.

Find out more

You can find out more about the scheme on the Future Bradford website or by getting in touch using the details and links below.

Get in touch if you would like to ask any questions

Email: info@future-bradford.co.uk

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