Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

September 29, 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.

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.

Key milestones

Work began in July to deliver a new, modern city centre. Over the last few months there has been significant progress made on key roads within and around the city centre.

Croft Street and Senior Way is one of the key areas that has seen major progress made, including work to create additional lanes around the gyratory section in preparation for the bus route changes in February 2024.

In the coming weeks, Jacobs Well roundabout will be filled in as part of the works to improve the city centre. Recently, we have been working below ground to prepare the roundabout to be filled.

On Well Street, we have installed new kerbing and drainage in preparation for this area to be a two-way bus corridor from February 2024.

Photo collage of four locations within Bradford city centre showing the progress of the works

Work is progressing across the city centre.



You can help reduce delays within the city centre

While the end result will be worth it, the scale of construction works on the roads around the core of the city centre means that delays to journeys to and from the city centre are likely, particularly at peak times.

We have seen an increase in delays of up to 12 minutes on some key routes through the city centre, particularly since the start of the new academic year.

The main period during which delays are likely is from now until January 2024, while works are underway to the roads around the core of the city centre. Once complete, bus services will shift to use new routes which go around the core of the city centre, rather than through it. Once the buses have shifted to their new routes, construction work will begin in the heart of the city centre itself and we expect these works to have a minimal impact on traffic.

We can all play a part in reducing these delays. You can do this by:

  • Planning ahead by checking the latest information before you travel.
  • Traveling outside peak times where possible, especially where a journey is not time sensitive.
  • Taking public transport. One double-decker bus can accommodate the same number of passengers as up to 60 cars meaning if more people use the bus, delays will be reduced.
  • Sharing car journeys to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
  • Walking, cycling, or wheeling if possible.
  • Allowing more time for journeys.
  • Avoiding blocking junctions to help traffic move more freely for us all.
  • Sticking to traffic light signals as they are synchronised to allow the maximum flow of traffic.

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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