This edition includes updates on the measures being used to manage traffic around our construction sites.
See below for the main activities being carried out on our construction sites for the week ahead. If you would like more information about what is happening at these locations, please click on the headings to be taken to our website.
We are continuing to monitor journey times around the city centre at various times of the day and have seen peak time delays of only six minutes heading into the city and eight minutes heading out of the city 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 widening the carriageway on Senior Way.
How is the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme being paid for?
Funding for the scheme is primarily coming from the government’s Department for Transport (DfT), alongside contributions from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
The funding is only available for transport-related projects that promote sustainable travel, such as travelling by public transport, walking, and cycling.
How will the scheme create a better city centre environment?
The scheme has been designed to reduce traffic in the very heart of the city centre and introduce far more green and attractive public space to the area. This will improve the look and feel of the city centre and make it far easier to walk between different areas on foot, including those hosting attractions and events during the City of Culture celebrations in 2025.
The scheme also aims to improve the reliability of bus services and cycling and walking options, leading to reduced congestion and emissions in the city centre.
What is happening at Bradford Interchange?
The work to both Bradford Interchange and the wider city centre is part of four linked projects designed to improve the city centre and enable more people to travel around Bradford district without relying on the use of a car.
Alongside the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme, the other three projects are:
This week we have been removing the central reservation guardrail on Godwin Street.
There are other roadworks happening around the city at the same time as the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.
The temporary removal of the cycle lane in place at Wakefield Road began last Friday to help alleviate congestion which could be caused by the Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme works.
This week there will be further traffic management measures in place while works are ongoing on a section of Wakefield Road between Croft Street and Dudley Hill during both the day and night:
As always, we will do our best to minimise disruption while works are ongoing.
To stay up to date with all the roadworks in the area please do continue to check One Network: one.network/uk/bradford.
BD:Festival is happening this evening, 28 July, and throughout the day tomorrow, 29 July, in the city centre.
There will be a road closure on Sunbridge Road between Godwin Street and Market Street, with bus diversions in place.
You can find out information about the bus services affected on the Metro website.
For parking information please visit: bradford.gov.uk/transport-and-travel/parking/car-parks-in-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
Facebook: Bradford Council Highways