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  • 27 Feb 2015 - 3:22pm
    SCIRT traffic news week starting 2 March, 2015   NEW/ MAJOR PROJECTS   Big traffic change Governors Bay, Dyers Pass Road one lane, March – August Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula residents and people who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for up to six months from March.
  • 26 Feb 2015 - 5:28pm
    SCIRT’s earthquake repair work on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge began mid-February and got off to a good start with drivers slowing in the slip lanes and business access unimpeded.    From Monday, 2 March, the first significant change to traffic management will be put in place.
  • 25 Feb 2015 - 1:07pm
    Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula residents and people who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for several months from March.   SCIRT’s Fletcher team starts work on retaining walls on the Governors Bay side of Dyers Pass Road late February/ early March, narrowing the road to one lane.     In order to maintain two-way traffic, traffic lights will be needed to ensure safe journeys up and down the one-lane stretch.
  • 25 Feb 2015 - 11:44am
    Drivers who use Aldwins Road or Marlborough St (north of Linwood College) should be on the alert for some short term detours and traffic management changes from this weekend (Sunday, 1 March).   SCIRT’s Fletcher team needs to work on the manhole at the intersection of Aldwins Road and Marlborough St outside the Veterinary Hospital.
  • 18 Feb 2015 - 4:47pm
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 18 Feb 2015 - 4:01pm
    While Santa was busy delivering presents to everyone over the Christmas period, SCIRT was busy delivering our one millionth work notice.*    Our latest data shows that by the end of January, we had delivered 1,042,479 work notices to residents and businesses around Christchurch – to be precise!     The humble work notice, although quite basic, is actually our most important communication tool.
  • 17 Feb 2015 - 4:31pm
    The Antigua footbridge near the Antigua Boatsheds and Christchurch Hospital is coming back together again after removal of the curved steel structure last year for repair off-site.   SCIRT’s Downer team will be lifting the refurbished steel truss (the arched underside) back to the river on Wednesday night 18 February, after 4.30 pm*.  The original lift took several hours as the bowed structure had embedded itself against the bridge’s abutments on the riverbank.
  • 16 Feb 2015 - 12:51pm
    On Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week, 5pm – 9pm, Scarborough Road at the first corner (near Heberden Ave and Whitewash Head Road) will be closed to trucks.   Fulton Hogan is repairing a section of wastewater pipe at a narrow point in the road. The lane past the work site will be too narrow to get trucks through.
  • 13 Feb 2015 - 11:18am
    Moorhouse Ave overbridge, lengthy project 20 months Read our web story. Drivers will be largely unaffected by this work. Business access open. Slip lanes and parking main changes.    Site traffic management supervisor Cam Trevella sorts out the road cones near the Moorhouse overbridge. Thanks to everyone who is taking care near our traffic supervisors.
  • 12 Feb 2015 - 6:15pm
    With 86% of SCIRT work completed in the central city, one major repair started this month – Moorhouse Ave overbridge over Colombo St.   To keep traffic moving along this wide arterial, including the overbridge, work will be carefully staged over 20 months. The bridge is currently being partly supported on temporary steel cross braces. These need to be removed and a permanent repair constructed.   The bridge was closed soon after the February 2011 earthquake for several weeks while the temporary bracing was installed.
  • 10 Feb 2015 - 4:32pm
    At the end of January, SCIRT celebrated its half way mark – two full years to go of Christchurch’s infrastructure rebuild programme.    It was a chance to thank people for the work so far and to acknowledge that the next two years will require new ways to maintain energy levels, at the same time keeping communities informed and projects completed to a high standard, a lasting legacy for the city.   Around 700 people made it to Wigram’s Air Force Museum after a day’s work to hear Mayor Lianne Dalziel remind them that the years
  • 10 Feb 2015 - 12:19pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews are currently repairing pipes on the Sumner hillsides.
  • 5 Feb 2015 - 1:37pm
    Thanks to everyone who is taking care and slowing down around SCIRT work sites.
  • 4 Feb 2015 - 1:12pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crew will be completing work on Dyers Pass Road, just uphill of the Cashmere Road/ Colombo St roundabout, Thursday in off-peak hours, 9 am to 3.30 pm.    Traffic controllers will be using Stop/Go to allow drivers up and down the hill while the road surface is grooved. Hackthorne Road is the alternative way up and down the hill.    (Original map and work notice, here.
  • 3 Feb 2015 - 3:32pm
    The Twin Towers Firefighters Memorial sculpture, designed by local sculptor Graham Bennett back in 2002, near the city’s Fire Station, went back into position today. SCIRT's Fletcher crew had an early 5.30 am start. If you drive along Kilmore  or Madras St and were held up by the crane on site, apologies.   All went according to plan says the site engineer, and the two bridges which butt into the corner are now repaired as well with just some final landscaping and traffic island replacement jobs to do.
  • 30 Jan 2015 - 3:37pm
    All schools - primary and high - are going back this week so please take care around children and cyclists.    Road cones are there for a reason SCIRT teams have had a few inquiries about road cones along the route to New Brighton and the eastern beaches in recent days with people mistakenly thinking they are there for no good reason. Most of the time there is a good reason - to protect the people working nearby in traffic lanes.
  • 28 Jan 2015 - 11:50am
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 27 Jan 2015 - 3:00pm
    South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge will be jacked back onto its rebuilt abutments - the ends - this weekend, requiring a full closure to all traffic.    From 6.30pm Friday, 30 January and 6.00am Monday, 2 February, the bridge will be closed.    Completion is drawing closer This is one of the final stages in getting the rebuilt bridge completed from when work began almost two years ago.
  • 23 Jan 2015 - 5:38pm
    Schools start back next week so please keep this in mind and plan ahead for a little more congestion.   Note: Ferry Rd, Wilsons Rd and Moorhouse Ave intersection is closed from today (Friday 23 January) until 6am Monday 26 January. Find out more here. 
  • 23 Jan 2015 - 11:23am
    Residents and walkers around the Avon River/Otakaro in Dallington might have noticed some heavy lifting equipment operating in recent days. SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team is installing about five bridge beams per day for the new Gayhurst Road bridge, 22 in total spanning the river.    A crane has been installing the south side beams this week.  It will take about three days to dismantle the 180 tonne crane and move it to the north side of the river to do the second half.
  • 22 Jan 2015 - 4:29pm
    Friday, 23 January UPDATE: The traffic management for this project has been slightly altered for safety reasons. The no entry to Wilsons Road from the south has been removed, so people can drive all the way up to Stevens St. As a result, there’s now a no entry from Moorhouse Ave into Lancaster St.
  • 16 Jan 2015 - 5:43pm
    After taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period, SCIRT crews have been back repairing Christchurch’s earthquake damaged pipes, roads, and bridges since 5 January.   
  • 19 Dec 2014 - 11:16am
    AFTER HOURS  Any concerns about activity on SCIRT sites over the Christmas/ New Year period, phone the company named on site posters: City Care 0800 632 889; Downer 0800 400 310; Fletcher Construction 0800 444 919;  Fulton Hogan 0800 277 3434; McConnell Dowell 0508 718 719; or the Christchurch City Council Call Centre 941 8999.   Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere, reopened for the Christmas break  from the Colombo St roundabout. SCIRT's Fulton Hogan crew will be back in the New Year to complete the road surfacing.
  • 18 Dec 2014 - 10:14am
    We couldn’t let SCIRT’s departing general manager, Duncan Gibb, out the door and back across the ditch without one last television interview! And who better to do it than Emma Cropper from Christchurch’s very own local television station, CTV.    Duncan has been interviewed several times by CTV during his three years at SCIRT, giving updates and information about various SCIRT projects on the go.
  • 17 Dec 2014 - 10:55am
      Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's Central City e-newsletter. We aim to publish regularly. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info #chchtraffic #chchcity