Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

November 24, 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.

 

Update on Jacobs Well roundabout

Today, the traffic lights at the approaches to Jacobs Well roundabout have been removed, and instead drivers will need to give way to the right.

This will allow us to disconnect the signals and cables so we can continue the removal of the concrete from the roundabout, on the inner ring road.

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’, to replace Jacobs Well roundabout. Following this, motor vehicles will no longer be able to travel along Hall Ings.

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

This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

Most traffic management outlined in previous e-newsletters will remain the same next week, with some minor changes as work progresses. 

As a reminder the current traffic management in place is outlined below. 

 

Sunbridge Road

What: On Sunbridge Road, works are continuing on both sides of the road to the footpaths and cycle lanes.

Traffic management: The eastbound lane closure on Sunbridge Road, between Barry Street and Godwin Street, will remain in place. Vehicles travelling eastbound are being diverted along Barry Street. Sackville Street will continue to remain closed to through traffic. Vehicles will still be able to access Southgate while the cycle lane works are happening.

Why: This work will provide wider footpaths and introduce cycle lanes. Three new bus shelters will also be put in place for bus routes travelling out of the city centre.

 

Westgate

What: On Westgate, work to reshape the kerbline at the top of the hill at the Godwin Street junction, is now complete.

Traffic management: Westgate will continue to be reduced to one lane travelling eastbound by the junction with Godwin Street.

Why: This change will provide more space for bus stops and routes into the city.

 

Godwin Street

What: On Westgate, work to reshape the kerbline at the top of the hill at the Godwin Street junction, is now complete.

Traffic management: Westgate will continue to be reduced to one lane travelling eastbound by the junction with Godwin Street.

Why: This change will provide more space for bus stops and routes into the city.

 

Jacobs Well, Prince’s Way and City Park

What: At Jacobs Well, works are continuing to fill the centre of the roundabout.

As mentioned above, from today the current traffic lights at the approaches to Jacobs Well roundabout will no longer be in use. Instead the entrances to the roundabout will be give ways. This will allow us to disconnect the signals and cables so we can continue the removal of the concrete from the roundabout, on the inner ring road.

Traffic management: There will continue to be lane closures and traffic management around Jacobs Well and approaches.

Why: This work will see Jacobs Well roundabout become a super crossing.

 

Senior Way, Croft Street and Manchester Road

What: Work is continuing along the southern side of Croft Street and northern side of Senior Way to create new lanes for traffic. Drainage and highway widening works at these locations and the northbound side of Manchester Road are also in progress.

Traffic management: The current lane closures around the Croft Street Gyratory and Manchester Road will remain in place.

Why: The works here are to create an additional lane on the gyratory section of Croft Street in each direction.

 

Lower Kirkgate

What: We are continuing to carry out traffic signal and kerbing works at the Canal Road junction. On the northbound side, opposite M&S, work is continuing in preparation for the new cycleway on Lower Kirkgate.

Traffic management: The taxi rank opposite M&S on Lower Kirkgate is no longer in use and will permanently be removed to make way for a new cycleway. The taxi rank opposite River Island on Lower Kirkgate is still in use.

WhyThe works here are to widen the junction to Canal Road, to allow for improved cycle lane provision.

 

Cheapside

What: We are continuing to install a new pedestrian crossing outside the Midland Hotel.

Traffic management: Pedestrian access is being maintained with signs in place and a temporary crossing available.

WhyThis work will create a new crossing link into the city centre.

 

Church Bank

What: Next week, work to construct the new road junction on Church Bank leading into Well Street will continue.

Traffic management: There are two-way temporary traffic lights on Church Bank while this work is ongoing.

Why: This work will allow for the new link between Church Bank and Well Street.

 

Well Street, Vicar Lane, and Hall Ings

What: On Well Street, Vicar Lane, and Hall Ings, the installation of new drainage and kerbs is continuing.

Work is continuing on Vicar Lane, Great Cross Street, George Street, and West Street. This will see permanent changes to the road layout, for more information on this work please click here.

Traffic management: Hall Ings will continue to be reduced to one lane of traffic westbound between the junction with George Street and the junction with Vicar Lane. The lane closure on Vicar Lane at the corner of West Street will also remain in place while this work is being carried out. On Well Street, pedestrian routes are maintained around the works, and signs will be in place.

Why: The works on Well Street will allow the street to be reopened as a two-way bus corridor on the east side of the Broadway Centre.

The work on Vicar Lane and Hall Ings will allow for the reconnection of Vicar Lane to Hall Ings, with a new ‘CYCLOPS’ junction being introduced. This will allow the new bus route on Well Street to connect with the Interchange via Bridge Street.

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

 

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/

Photo of information boards at yesterday's event held at the Sedbergh Sports Centre.

Photo of information boards at yesterday’s event held at the Sedbergh 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.

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