Godwin Street, Sunbridge Road, Kirkgate and Westgate

Bridge Street and Bradford Interchange Visualisation

Last updated 21 March 2024

What is happening here?

Our team have been working to realign the central reservation on Godwin Street between its junction with Thornton Road and Sunbridge Road. Some traffic islands on Sunbridge Road east of the junction with Barry Street have been removed, and some kerbs on Kirkgate and Westgate have been realigned.

Please see the map below for more details.

Which roads are affected?

A map detailing the changes Godwin Street, Sunbridge Road, Kirkgate and Westgate will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme. There are ten captions on the map. Caption one: Godwin Street will be reduced from three lanes to two and the right turn from Godwin Street to Sunbridge Road will be banned. A southbound bus stop will also be added on Godwin Street. Caption two: The one-way system on Kirkgate will be reversed so it runs south west and parking on the south eastern side removed to facilitate a bus hub with space for up to three buses. Caption three: On-street parking will be retained on Sunbridge Road, either side of the junction with Upper Millergate. Caption four: The southern section of Sunbridge Road, after its junction with Kirkgate, will become quieter with no through traffic permitted. Caption five: Sunbridge Road will be closed to traffic at its junction with Tyrell Street and Aldermanbury and a turning circle added as Sunbridge Road will be closed to traffic from this point. Caption six: The signal controlled crossing across Aldermanbury will be retained. Caption seven: A southbound bus lane will be installed on the southern section of Godwin Street with two lanes for general traffic and one lane for a bus lane. Caption eight: The West Bradford – Cycle Superhighway Extension would begin at the junction of Sunbridge Road and Godwin Street and run along Sunbridge Road. To find out more about the Cycle Superhighway please visit: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/thorntoncycle. Caption nine: Three new bus stops will be added on Sunbridge Road, west of its junction with Godwin Street. Caption ten: Sunbridge Road, between its junction with Barry Street and Godwin Street, will become a one-way road heading westbound.

A map detailing the changes Godwin Street, Sunbridge Road, Kirkgate and Westgate will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.

There are ten captions on the map.

What effect will construction have on the road network?

The work to Godwin Street, Sunbridge Road, Kirkgate, and Westgate has largely been completed in the first phase of the works. Work to complete the changes to the road network is currently being carried out, and we expect delays to traffic to be minimal while work in this area is being finalised.

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