Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

July 5, 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.


Watch: Bradford BID’s guide on getting around the city centre

Bradford Business Improvement District (BID) is working on behalf of local businesses to deliver key investments and economic growth for Bradford city centre.

Bradford BID have produced a handy video that explains where the nearest buses, taxis, and car parking can be found during the construction phase of Bradford city centre’s transformation.

A link to the Blue Badge parking map can be found here.

A link to the taxi rank map can be found here.

You can view the Bradford city centre bus stop map by clicking here.

To find out more about the Bradford BID, and the work they do in our city click here.

Bradford bus with video button that links to Bradford bid video.

Watch Bradford BIDs guide on getting around the city centre by clicking on the video above, or on their Facebook page by clicking here.


New planters and paving in city centre 

Works are continuing to progress well in the city centre. More new paving has been laid down on much of Market Street, which will also see new planting and greenery added.

On Bank Street more paving has been laid between Market Street and Broadway. and new bollards near to the junction with Hall Ings are continuing to be installed.

This week, we have been preparing to install planting areas on Broadway at the junction with Bank Street. These planters will feature a mix of flowers, plants and grass.

On Bridge Street new paving for the future service vehicle route continues to be laid on the City Park side of the road. A large planter area will also be installed in this area, which will include an array of tree species.


Broadway planting. Caption below 2nd image


Two photographs of the new planting areas that we are preparing to install on Broadway at the junction with Bank Street.

Images showing progress of works in the city centre. Clockwise from top left: New paving installed on Bridge Street; new road surfacing laid on Prince’s Way; and new road surfacing and painted markings on Godwin Street.


Works started on West Bradford Cycle Superhighway Extension

Work to expand the existing Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway to connect to West Bradford is progressing well.

Over the next few weeks, we will be surfacing the north side footpath on Sunbridge Road, and new cycleway on Sunbridge Road between Barry Street and Wigan Street.

Pedestrians will be diverted to the south side of Sunbridge Road while this work is being carried out. Parking will soon be suspended on Sunbridge Road between Barry Street and Wigan Street, and will not be reinstated once the work is complete, as this section of Sunbridge Road will see a new cycle lane in place.

Further details about the scheme and upcoming works are available on the Future Bradford website, updates of the works will also be shared in future e-newsletters.

Overnight works now complete

Overnight works on Sunbridge Road, Godwin Street, Prince’s Way and Manchester Road are now complete. The works have seen new road surfacing and markings.

We’d like to thank residents and businesses for their cooperation and understanding during periods of night working.


Reminder: No right turn from Croft Street to Manchester Road

It is not possible to make a right turn from Croft Street to Manchester Road.

This change came into effect earlier this year as part of new traffic management measures resulting from the transformation works in the city centre.

It is important that drivers take note of the signage and road layout changes as they are in place for everyone’s safety.

More signage has been placed to remind drivers of the new layout. 

No right turn onto Manchester Road sign.

Image of a sign in place at Croft Street that reads ‘no right turn onto Manchester Road’. 


Reminder: Temporary pedestrian crossings

Temporary pedestrian crossings have been opened up across the city centre in places where works are happening.

We have included a map of the pedestrian crossing points in the core of the city centre below.

Map showing the pedestrian crossing points in the city centre. Crossings are in place at the following locations: Market Street, at the junctions with Bank Street, Bridge Street and Lower Kirkgate, as well as on Hall Ings at the junction with Bank Street.

Map showing the pedestrian crossing points in the city centre. Crossings are in place at the following locations: Market Street, at the junctions with Bank Street, Bridge Street and Lower Kirkgate, as well as on Hall Ings at the junction with Bank Street.



This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

Traffic management outside the core of the city centre has been and will continue to be removed where possible, as work has begun within the very core of the city centre.

See below for a detailed summary of the latest updates about the works taking place around the city centre. If you would like to view any maps relating to where work is taking place, please click here.

Please do get in touch with us via our email address (info@future-bradford.co.uk) if you have any questions about the works taking place throughout the city centre.


Sunbridge Road

What: On Sunbridge Road, city centre scheme works are complete. Cycle Superhighway works are still taking place in this area.

Why: This work had provided wider footpaths and introduced cycle lanes. New bus shelters have also been put in place for bus routes travelling out of the city centre.

Westgate and Godwin Street

What: Works are continuing to the new central reservation on Godwin Street between Thornton Road and Jacobs Well.

Traffic management: Little Horton Lane is closed to all traffic at its junction with Godwin Street. Traffic travelling southbound on Godwin Street is not permitted to use the new pedestrian super crossing to make a U-turn.

Why: This change will provide more space for bus stops and routes into the city and an additional bus lane on Godwin Street.

Jacobs Well, Prince’s Way and City Park

What: At Jacobs Well, works are continuing within and around the former roundabout.

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

Since Sunday 14 April 2024, Hall Ings has been closed to all traffic from the roundabout. Northbound traffic is being guided from Manchester Road onto Prince’s Way. Southbound traffic is being guided from Prince’s Way across the new section of carriageway onto Manchester Road. Traffic is now under temporary traffic light control to allow buses to join from Hall Ings.

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

Senior Way, Croft Street and Manchester Road

What: Work is mostly complete on Croft Street and Senior Way and the new lanes are open to traffic. Next week, works to install the new cycleway and central reserve will continue on Manchester Road.

Traffic management: Lane closures will continue on Manchester Road northbound from Croft Street to Jacobs Well.

Why: The works here are to create an additional lane on the gyratory section of Croft Street in each direction and a new cycleway on Manchester Road.

Lower Kirkgate

What: We are nearing completion of works on both sides of Lower Kirkgate, to construct a new cycleway and footway. Work has now been completed at the new junction arrangement on Kirkgate.

Traffic management: The taxi rank on Lower Kirkgate is no longer in use and has been permanently removed to make way for a new cycleway. Traffic management has been installed with two-way traffic lights on the section of Lower Kirkgate between the Midland Hotel and the junction with Cheapside, Market Street, and Kirkgate. Market Street is now closed to traffic at its junction with Kirkgate/Lower Kirkgate/Cheapside.

There is a temporary signal-controlled pedestrian crossing point in place at the junction of Kirkgate/Lower Kirkgate/Cheapside/Market Street. This is in place to ensure that pedestrians have a safe place to cross the road. Safe pedestrian routes away from the main road and works happening in this area are also in place. Signs are in place to help direct pedestrians along this route and avoid traffic on the main road.  

WhyThe works here are to widen the junction to Canal Road, to allow for improved cycle lane provision, and build a new bus shelter.

This work will also create a new crossing link into the city centre at Cheapside.

Church Bank

What: Work to construct the new road junction on Church Bank is now complete.

Traffic management: The three-way temporary traffic lights on Church Bank have now been removed.

Why: This work will allow for the new road links in the area.

Well Street, Vicar Lane and Hall Ings

What: The installation of new drainage, kerbs and new carriageway, cycleway and footways will continue on Hall Ings and Leeds Road.

Traffic management: Well Street and the section of Vicar Lane between Great Cross Street and Hall Ings is only open to buses and authorised traffic and the new Cyclops junction at Well Street/Vicar Lane/Hall Ings/Leeds Road is now operational. Hall Ings will continue to be reduced to one lane of traffic westbound between the junction with George Street and the junction with Drake Street.

The pedestrian route on the south side of Hall Ings has been re-routed to allow work on the new footway to continue between the junctions with Vicar Lane and Drake Street.

Hall Ings, between Bridge Street and Jacobs Well, is now closed to general traffic. This change is permanent. Click here for more information.

Why: The work on Well Street will re-open the road as a bus route, the work on Vicar Lane and Hall Ings allowing for the reconnection of Vicar Lane to Hall Ings, with a new ‘CYCLOPS’ junction being introduced.

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.


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.


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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