SWATHES of the city centre have seen massive changes in recent weeks, with a busy roundabout removed and a road built through a former pedestrianised area.

Work on numerous sites in Bradford has been underway since summer, leading to road closures and delayed traffic.

When the Government-funded Transforming Cities Fund work is completed, Hall Ings will be pedestrianised, with many bus services instead using a new public transport route through Well Street – a mainly pedestrianised area between The Broadway shopping centre and Little Germany.

Although the work is unlikely to be completed until late 2024, some of the schemes have progressed enough to give an idea of what the city will look like by 2025.

With Hall Ings being pedestrianised and turned into a 'linear park', the Jacobs Well roundabout is being removed.

In recent weeks the roundabout, which includes a pedestrian underpass, has been filled in, and as these pictures show – the work is almost complete.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jacob's Well roundabout has now been filled inJacob's Well roundabout has now been filled in (Image: newsquest)

The roundabout is being replaced by a 'super crossing' over Princes Way, and the junction of Princes Way and Little Horton Lane will also be closed to through traffic.

Bus routes through the city centre will need to be altered due to the pedestrianisation of Hall Ings and Market Street. The new routes are expected to be in place by February.

One of the new routes will be from Leeds Road through Well Street.

The pavement and street furniture on Well Street has been pulled up and a new road that will be used by buses and taxis has been laid in recent days.

The bus stops that are currently outside the former Debenhams will be moved onto Well Street, near the entrance to Broadway.

The area outside of the Leeds Road Job Centre has also been pulled up and replaced by a road that will be used by buses and taxis.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The new junction of Vicar Lane and Hall Ings/Leeds RoadThe new junction of Vicar Lane and Hall Ings/Leeds Road (Image: newsquest)

Only traffic heading into The Broadway car park will be allowed past the junction of this new road and Hall Ings, while the two lanes of traffic coming out of the car park will remain.

Sunbridge Road is another area that has seen a large amount of work. The road will be closed to traffic at the junction with Tyrell Street, with a turning circle created.

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The first stretch of the West Bradford Cycle Superhighway – which will create a segregated cycle lane from Sunbridge Road to a stretch of Thornton Road - is also being constructed.