Jacobs Well, Prince’s Way and City Park

Bridge Street and Bradford Interchange Visualisation

What is happening here?

There will be work to adjust the central reservation on Prince’s Way.

Jacobs Well subway entrances will be closed off prior to the filling in of the roundabout and the underpass.

Some of the central reservation on Hall Ings, between the junctions with Nelson Street and Channing Way, will be removed and temporarily be resurfaced to maintain access to the Magistrates Court and City Hall once Hall Ings is closed to traffic.

Which roads are affected?

A map detailing the Changes Jacobs Well, Prince's Way and City Park will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme. Details of the captions below the maps.

A map detailing the changes that Jacobs Well, Prince’s Way and City Park will see as part of the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.

There are eight captions on the map.

Caption one: A bus stop with space for two buses will be added on Godwin Street, opposite the junction with Thornton Road.

Caption two: Norfolk Gardens will be closed to traffic at its junction with Bridge Street. A turning circle will be added to allow access for delivery vehicles and to the disabled parking bays.

Caption three: Little Horton Lane will be closed at its junction with Prince’s Way, providing a new pocket park and allowing people to get around the cultural quarter more easily via walking, cycling or public transport. A bus hub which provides space for two buses will be installed at the junction of Little Horton Lane and Prince’s Way.

Caption four: Two new ‘supercrossings’ will be added on Prince’s Way. One will be located opposite Morley Street and the other will be where Jacobs Well roundabout previously was. These will make it easier and safer to cross between City Park and the cultural quarter.

Caption five: The existing taxi rank will be replaced with disabled parking bays and one loading bay along both sides of Norfolk Gardens. Hall Ings will have increased taxi bay provision to replace this.

Caption six: A major new linear park will be created on Hall Ings, between Jacobs Well and Bridge Street. This section of Hall Ings will be closed to traffic.

Caption seven: There will be a bus inlet between Jacobs Well and Nelson Street to allow bus services to access Nelson Street and the Interchange easily.

Caption eight: Nelson Street will be closed to general traffic at its junction with Hall Ings. A turning circle will be added for taxi pick-up and drop-off. Access to the Magistrates Court and Norfolk Gardens will be retained over Hall Ings for staff and permit holders.

What effect will construction have on the road network?

We are anticipating that all roads will remain open to traffic as they currently are until spring 2024. Until then, there may be temporary lane closures, temporary traffic lights and temporary changes to footpaths to enable us to make changes to the highway network. However, you will still be able to access all roads by car, van, motorcycle etc… but please plan your journey ahead of time or of your visit, as we expect there to be delays. From spring 2024, Hall Ings, Bank Street, Market Street, Broadway and some of Bridge Street will not be accessible by car with exceptions for deliveries.

Upcoming changes:

We are anticipating that all roads will remain open to traffic, as they currently are, until spring 2024. Until then, there may be temporary lane closures, temporary traffic lights and temporary changes to footpaths to enable us to make changes to the highway network. However, you will still be able to access all roads by car, van, motorcycle etc. 

Please plan your journey ahead of time as we expect there to be delays. From spring 2024, Hall Ings, Bank Street, Market Street, Broadway and some of Bridge Street will not be accessible by car with exceptions for deliveries only.