Reversal of the one-way system on Kirkgate/Westgate: Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme – Transforming Cities Fund

September 15, 2023

Dear Neighbour,

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is currently undertaking enabling works as part of a project to transform the city centre’s public spaces, as well as bus, walking and cycling routes, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. As part of this project, work is planned shortly on Kirkgate and Westgate.

Reversal of the one-way system on Kirkgate/Westgate

On Monday 18 September 2023, work will take place to permanently reverse the one-way system on Kirkgate and Westgate, to the southeast side of Godwin Street. Once complete, the one-way system will instead run downhill from Westgate towards Kirkgate. These works are designed to facilitate the creation of a public transport corridor in this location to serve the area.

The parking bays on the north side of Kirkgate (the Mechanics Institute Library and Cash Converters side) will be re-aligned to accommodate the changed traffic direction.

To facilitate the reversal of the one-way system in this location, Kirkgate/Westgate will be closed overnight between Monday 18 September 2023, from 5pm, until Tuesday 19 September 2023 at 6am.

The new revised one-way system will be in effect from 6am on Tuesday 19 September 2023 as the road re-opens. There will be signage in place to advise road users of the change.

For more information around the changes taking place around Kirkgate/Westgate, please visit our website:

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained during the works on Kirkgate/Westgate. We are making every effort to minimise disruption during this work.

Updates on city centre construction project works 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:


Freephone: 0808 196 9119

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

Kind regards,

The Bradford TCF Engagement Team