Important changes on Vicar Lane, Great Cross Road, George Street, and West Street

October 27, 2023

Dear Neighbour,

You are likely to already be aware that the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is undertaking a project to transform Bradford city centre’s public spaces, as well as bus, walking and cycling routes in the city centre.

We are at the point of the project where the team are undertaking works on roads in and around the city centre to prepare them for changes to bus routes and changes to the flow of traffic which is going to come into effect in early 2024. As part of this phase of work, the team will shortly begin on making changes to Vicar Lane, Great Cross Street, George Street, and West Street.

From Monday 30th October 2023, construction work will begin on Vicar Lane, Great Cross Street, George Street, and West Street.

Please see below for details on what changes are being made, as well as the map at the end of this letter:

Vicar Lane. To enable the construction of a new bus gate, new bus route and the installation of new bus stops to take place, Vicar Lane will be stopped up at its junction with Great Cross Street. A bus gate is being created in this location. Vehicles will be unable to travel north along Vicar Lane past Great Cross Street and, instead, will be directed east along Great Cross Street. Once construction has finished in early 2024, permitted vehicles, such as buses and taxis, will be able to travel north along Vicar Lane again, through the bus gate. However, the change in the flow of traffic for all other vehicles (those not permitted to travel through the bus gate) will become permanent.

Great Cross Street will continue to be a one-way street, but the direction of the traffic will be reversed, flowing from Vicar Lane to George Street.

George Street will become a two-way street between Leeds Road and Great Cross Street. Currently it is only two-way between Leeds Road and West Street.

West Street will become a cul-de-sac as the road will be stopped up at its junction with Vicar Lane. Traffic will be able to travel in both directions and all parking bays, except the disabled parking bays, will be removed. This change allows for a new bus stop to be constructed outside of the Job Centre on Vicar Lane.

The disabled bays on West Street will remain accessible throughout these works as West Street will become two-way.

There is a map on the other side of this letter showing the changes detailed above.

For more information around the changes taking place around Vicar Lane, Great Cross Street, George Street, and West Street, please visit our website: www.future-bradford.co.uk

Updates on construction and how to get in touch

You can find out more about the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme, as well as other work taking place to transform the city centre, using the details below:

Website: www.future-bradford.co.uk

Email: info@future-bradford.co.uk

Freephone: 0808 196 9119

You can also sign up to receive a regular newsletter, which will provide updates direct to your email inbox, on our website.

We hope you find this information useful and thank you for your patience regarding any disruption that does occur while we implement this important project.

Kind Regards,

The Bradford TCF Engagement Team

A map showing the changes being made to traffic flow from Monday 30 October to enable works to be carried out. Please note, all these changes will be permanent, and once construction has finished in early 2024, permitted vehicles only, such as buses and taxis, will be able to travel on the section of Vicar Lane between Great Cross Street and Hall Ings, through the bus gate.

 

A map outlining the changes detailed above on Vicar Lane, Great Cross Road, George Street, and West Street. The map shows: The point where Vicar Lane will be closed to all vehicles after its junction with Great Cross Street. The point where West Street will become stopped up at the junction with Vicar Lane. The direction of the flow of traffic on West Street, Great Cross Street, and George Street after the changes to the road network.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire logo, Bradford City Council logo, and UK Government logo.