This edition includes updates on the measures being used to manage traffic around our construction sites, information around how the city centre will be transformed and changes to bus services.
Below, we have set out the main activities being carried out on our construction sites. If you would like more information about what is going on at these locations, please click on the headings to be taken to our website.
At Lower Kirkgate we have been carrying out traffic signal and kerbing works at the Canal Road junction, and this will continue next week.
We are monitoring journey times around the city centre at various times of the day and have seen peak time delays of only six minutes on average.
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.
This week we have been removing central islands on Sunbridge Road.
The scheme has been designed to play a key role in plans to boost regeneration to help Bradford become one of the UK’s leading 21st century cities.
The city centre will see the following changes:
Visualisation of Hall Ings – This area will be pedestrianised to help encourage people to spend and enjoy time in the area.
Your questions answered
We have received some questions through our channels about how bus services may change from February 2024. Below are answers to some of the questions we’ve received.
Why are you re-routing traffic and buses from the heart of the city centre?
Reducing traffic within the heart of the city centre will create a safer and quieter environment for visitors. It will also improve air quality and facilitate improvements for cycling and walking, meaning that people can still easily get around. Bus services will still serve key city centre locations but will travel along dedicated routes improving their reliability.
People travelling by car will continue to be able to get to key car parks or disabled parking to visit the city centre.
Will bus services still travel to the city centre during construction works?
During the first phase of construction works, from now until early 2024, buses will largely remain on their existing routes into the city centre and bus stops will also remain in their current locations.
We may need to temporarily move a bus stop while works are ongoing. We will communicate changes to bus stop users through signage at affected bus stops – this will include information about where a bus stop will be moved to during the works.
Where will I find information about changes to bus services?
Bus services will be rerouted around the city centre from February 2024. We will let you know where you can find out more information about the changes to bus services through this e-newsletter and through our other platforms when it becomes available. Please watch this space.
This week we have been widening the carriageway at Croft Street Gyratory.
There are other roadworks happening around the city at the same time as the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme, such as the temporary removal of the temporary cycle lane on Wakefield Road which has begun today. This is to help alleviate congestion which could be caused by the Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.
There will be some road closures in place while works are ongoing including both overnight and day closures:
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.
To stay up to date with all the roadworks in the area please do continue to check One Network: one.network/uk/bradford.
You can find out more about the scheme on the Future Bradford website or by getting in touch using the details and links below.
Write: Freepost BFD Highways
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