Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

November 17, 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.

 

Traffic Regulation Orders

On 13 November, to deliver the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme, the council made a Traffic Regulation Order. It proposed:

  • No waiting or loading at any time restrictions along Upper Piccadilly, John Street, Westgate, Godwin Street, Kirkgate, Sunbridge Road, Princes Way, Hall Ings, Nelson Street, Manchester Road, Cheapside, Lower Kirkgate, Bridge Street, Well Street, Vicar Lane, and Leeds Road.
  • Proposed no waiting at any time and no loading at midnight-6am, 10.30am-4.30pm and 6.30pm-midnight along Market Street, Bank Street, Broadway, Bridge Street and Hall Ings.
  • Proposed Disabled parking bays on Sunbridge Road and Kirkgate.
  • Proposed police only parking bays on Norfolk Gardens.
  • Proposed loading only parking bays on Norfolk Gardens.
  • Proposed charged parking bays on Sunbridge Road.
  • A taxi rank on Westgate.

You can find out more about the advertised order, as well as how you can comment on the scheme here.

This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

All traffic management outlined in the e-newsletter that was issued on 3 November 2023 will remain the same next week. You can view this e-newsletter by clicking 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.

Work across the city centre is progressing well, including the new 'super crossing' at the Alhambra, new paving at Lower Kirkgate, and changes to the road network that will alter how vehicles travel around Vicar Lane, Great Cross Road, George Street, and West Street.

Work across the city centre is progressing well, including the new ‘super crossing’ at the Alhambra, new paving at Lower Kirkgate, and changes to the road network that will alter how vehicles travel around Vicar Lane, Great Cross Road, George Street, and West Street.

 

Update on Jacobs Well roundabout

Last week, we shared that the work to fill in Jacob’s Well roundabout is nearing completion and further progress has been made this week.

This week, work to compact the ground has taken place, and we have started to break down the wall around the inner ring of the roundabout.

Following the completion of this work, the next stage will involve the building of the new carriageway, including the creation of the new ‘super crossing’.

For more information about the work happening in this area please visit the Future Bradford website.

Work is progressing at Jacobs Well roundabout.

Work is progressing at Jacobs Well roundabout.

 

Upcoming bus and road changes in 2024

As shared in previous e-newsletters, 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 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/

 

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

As shared in last week’s e-newsletter, Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, want to hear your views on the South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme. 

The scheme aims to improve travel times, reduce congestion and reduce pollution levels along Manchester Road, which is a key route into and out of the city.

Please click here for more information and to have your say. The consultation closes on Thursday 21 December 2023.An overview map of the bus priority improvement measures on Manchester road (in orange), the active travel route (in white) and the proposed park and ride adjacent to the former Richard Dunn Sports Centre.

An overview map of the bus priority improvement measures on Manchester road (in orange), the active travel route (in white) and the proposed park and ride adjacent to the former Richard Dunn Sports Centre.

 

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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