This edition includes everything you need to know about the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme for the week ahead.
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 five minutes heading into and out of the city on average this week.
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.
We have been widening the carriageway on Senior Way.
Your questions answered
What will the city centre scheme mean for Bradford?
The Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements scheme has been designed to play a key role in our ambitious plans to boost the regeneration of the city centre, to help make Bradford one of the UK’s leading 21st century cities. We’re creating new public spaces – and transforming transport and travel into and around the city centre by improving routes and facilities for public transport, cycling, and walking.
One of the biggest changes to Bradford’s centre as part of this scheme will be the new ‘linear park’ created where the existing road space is on Hall Ings. This will feature new trees and other types of planting.
As well as creation of new public spaces, there will be improvements to existing public spaces. The team are installing high-quality paving and landscaping, as well as new green areas, planting and seating, delivering the perfect spaces for public events or gathering to meet friends and family.
The city centre project is part of an array of projects being delivered in Bradford as part of the Transforming Cities Fund. Another is the Interchange Station Access Improvements Scheme, which includes the demolition of the NCP car park on Hall Ings. This will enable a new access point to the Interchange. Together, these projects will create a dramatically improved sense of arrival to the city centre for visitors and commuters to Bradford’s city centre and be a more pleasant environment for everyone to spend time in.
When will the work finish?
The vast majority of construction work will be completed in January 2025. However, it is currently anticipated that finishing touches, such as planting and installing street furniture, will be taking place until March 2025.
Visualisation of Hall Ings Terraces.
There continues to be other roadworks happening around the city at the same time as the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.
On Tuesday 8 August 2023 there will be lane closures on the outbound section of Wakefield Road between Neville Road and Fenby Avenue from 9:30am until 3:30pm. This will facilitate works to temporarily remove the cycle lane.
On Nelson Street, work will be carried out by Openreach from Monday 7 August 2023 for around a week.
As always, we will do our best to minimise disruption caused by the city centre scheme 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.
We have been widening the carriageway on Croft Street Gyratory.
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