Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

September 15, 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 week ahead.

We upload each weekly newsletter to the Future Bradford website under the news section if you would like to look back at previous editions.

This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates

The work and traffic management shared in last week’s e-newsletter is progressing this week. All traffic management outlined in last week’s edition will remain the same next week. 

If you would like to take a look at last week’s e-newsletter for more details on this work, please click here.

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.

Reversal of the one-way system on Kirkgate/Westgate: 

On Monday 18 September 2023, work will take place to permanently reverse the one-way system on Kirkgate and Westgate, to the southeast side of Godwin Street.

Once complete, the one-way system will instead run downhill from Westgate towards Kirkgate.

These works are designed to facilitate the creation of a public transport corridor in this location to serve the area.

The parking bays on the north side of Kirkgate (the Mechanics Institute Library and Cash Converters side) will be re-aligned to accommodate the changed traffic direction.

To facilitate the reversal, Kirkgate/Westgate will be closed overnight between Monday 18 September 2023, from 5pm, until Tuesday 19 September 2023 at 6am.

The new revised one-way system will be in effect from 6am on Tuesday 19 September 2023 as the road re-opens. There will be signage in place to advise road users of the change.


Visualisation of Bridge Street with people walking along the paved street, lined with trees, sharing with cyclists and grass areas.

Visualisation of Bridge Street

Please do continue to plan your journeys into and around the city centre in advance and check the Future Bradford website, the One Network website, and our social media for regular updates and information. Details of our social media can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

Celebrating 150 years of the City Hall and regeneration around the city centre 

Last week in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the City Hall, key economic stakeholders were invited along to the celebrations and taken on a tour of the city, which showcased the many regeneration schemes underway.

The tours included visits to One City Park, and key elements of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme.

People in central Bradford touring One City Park.

Tour of One City Park.

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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