Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

March 29, 2024

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.

Overnight works to take place next week

Next week there will be some overnight works which will involve surfacing the junction at Godwin Street, Sunbridge Road and Kirkgate.

All works will roll across Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, with minimal noise expected, and will be progressed between 8pm and 6am.

To allow these works to be conducted safely, there will be closures of the roads at this location and localised diversions will be put in place.


Image courtesy of Google Earth. Surfacing works will take place in the central junction. Godwin Street is the central road heading north.

Image courtesy of Google Earth. Surfacing works will take place in the central junction. Godwin Street is the central road heading north.

Bus and road changes coming into force on April 14

On April 14, new bus routes and road layouts will come into effect and motor vehicles, including buses, will no longer travel through the heart of the city centre. Instead, they will be routed around the core of the city centre, and buses will travel along dedicated bus routes to improve bus reliability, and allow for the transformation of the city centre and the creation of new, attractive public spaces.

Some roads in the city centre will become pedestrianised, including:

  • Hall Ings
  • Bank Street
  • Market Street
  • Parts of Bridge Street and Little Horton Lane

More information on bus route changes will be shared in the coming weeks on the metro website.  We will also be sharing further details of upcoming works in the city centre on the Future Bradford website, where you can view the most up-to-date maps of what the city centre will look like once work is complete.

NCP car park demolition progress

The demolition of the former NCP car park is continuing to progress as planned, with levels of the building steadily coming down.

We have included some images below which shows the progress happening on-site.

The works to demolish the former NCP car park will create a new green space, linking to Hall Ings and Norfolk Gardens. For more information about the work around Hall Ings, click here.

Demolition progress for the NCP car park.

Images showing progress for the NCP car park demolition.


This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

The traffic management and pedestrian diversions outlined in last week’s e-newsletter are continuing this week. If you would like to read last week’s e-newsletter, please click here.


Reminder: New route on Croft Street gyratory

As shared in previous e-newsletters, most of the traffic management measures have been removed from Senior Way and Croft Street and there are new road signs and lane markings to direct along the new routes.

The most significant change is a new route for traffic heading into the city centre from Croft Street. The previous right turn onto Manchester Road is now not permitted and traffic should cross straight over Manchester Road and follow the loop to Senior Way and then turn left onto Manchester Road.

Image setting out the new route on Croft Street Gyratory.

Image setting out the new route on Croft Street Gyratory.

Reminder: temporary closure of the Bradford Interchange bus station 

Information about alternative bus stops for services unable to use the Interchange Bus Station can be found on the Metro website.

You can read the Combined Authority’s latest update on the closure of the Bradford Interchange Bus Station on their website.


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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