This edition includes updates on the measures being used to manage traffic around our construction sites. Read on to learn more about the work being undertaken to bring forward this exciting scheme for Bradford.
Lane closure on Sunbridge Road so we can work on the pedestrian crossings.
This week, our contractor Balfour Beatty started construction work along roads and at junctions surrounding the heart of the city centre to improve the highway network for buses and cyclists.
We expect this initial work around the heart of the city centre to be complete by February 2024, and new bus routes will then come into effect.
For more information on the timelines of the scheme visit our website.
Please continue to check the Future Bradford website and our social media for regular updates and information. Details of our social media can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.
You can also see exactly where road works are across the whole district by visiting: one.network/uk/bradford.
The One Network website.
Other roadworks within the city centre
There are other works happening within the city centre such as the One City Park project (which involves a lane closure on the southbound side of Godwin Street and Prince’s Way) and the District Heating project (which involves installing pipework across Godwin Street at the junction with Thornton Road).
While these works are ongoing we will do our best to minimise the roadworks for the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme to avoid further disruption.
Your questions answered
Here we answer some of the most common questions we have been receiving over the last week.
Where can I park while construction is happening?
We will endeavour to maintain access to all car parks (other than the NCP on Hall Ings which is being demolished) throughout the construction process.
You can find information about what car parks are open and how much they cost by clicking here.
When will the buses be moved, and when will I know where my new bus stop is?
The bus stops are being moved out of the very heart of the city centre in February 2024.
However, they will still get very close to the heart of the city centre and will be within accessibility standards. There will also be bus stops on Kirkgate.
There will be more information around the bus changes in the coming months.
Why are you working on so many areas at the same time rather than undertaking work on one area at a time?
This project is probably the most wide-ranging and ambitious change to Bradford city centre for 50 years. As such, there is a significant level of work to undertake.
As well as this, we are aiming to have most works complete by the end of 2024, ready for Bradford to be the UK City of Culture in 2025. This requires work to be undertaken at a number of sites at the same time.
Working on each location one-by-one would significantly lengthen the time taken to undertake the works and would mean any disruption would also last for longer
Preparing Well Street to become a public transport corridor.
You can find out more about the scheme on the Future Bradford website or by getting in touch using the details and links below.
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