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  • 3 Jul 2015 - 5:31pm
    School’s out! While there may be less traffic during school holidays, there will be more children out and about in the city, especially at KidsFest events. Stay alert - keep an eye out for children when driving. New work – Riccarton  Straven Rd, Kilmarnock St and Kahu Rd intersection 
  • 26 Jun 2015 - 5:10pm
  • 26 Jun 2015 - 11:17am
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team celebrated the recent completion of the Main Road three laning project with local residents at a recent ‘Cup of Tea by the Sea’ meeting, organised by the Mt Pleasant Residents Association.    The Main Road three laning project, which started after the Causeway was completed in late 2013, included repairing earthquake damaged pipes as well as repairing and widening the road.
  • 19 Jun 2015 - 5:12pm
    The best place for news is here  for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works.   What road should I use getting across and through the central city? (Thanks to the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre for this advice)   Southbound (towards Port Hills) If you are headed south, use Barbadoes St or Fitzgerald Ave or after Tuesday, Durham St.   West
  • 19 Jun 2015 - 11:26am
    On a cold autumn morning, with the leaves crunching on the ground, the old Carlton Mill footbridge was hoisted into the air and taken away, making way for a new and improved bridge.   SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team started work on the footbridge last month. The bridge, used by pedestrians and cyclists, was badly damaged in the earthquakes and is being demolished and rebuilt. Work on the new bridge is expected to take around six months.
  • 16 Jun 2015 - 6:55am
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  • 15 Jun 2015 - 10:27am
    Christchurch Polytech/ CPIT broadcasting student Annabella Garwood, originally from Nelson, was intrigued to find that the number of women working in trades and building/ engineering in Christchurch has quadrupled since the earthquakes – from around 2,000 to closer to 8,000. Christchurch now leads New Zealand for the percentage of women workingin construction - albeit off a small base.
  • 12 Jun 2015 - 4:35pm
    SCIRT teams speak to Christchurch residents every day and frequently get useful feedback either through face-to-face conversations or from phone calls following up a work notice in their letter box.
  • 12 Jun 2015 - 3:45pm
    The best place for traffic news is here.  "Transport for Christchurch" - TFC - is constantly updating accidents, updates and has excellent maps showing one-ways and road works - SCIRT and non-SCIRT.   Thanks to everyone who is slowing down around road work sites.   What road should I use getting across and through the central city? (Thanks to the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre for this advice)   Southbound (towards Port
  • 11 Jun 2015 - 3:24pm
    SCIRT’s Fletcher team had a team-building session on Brighton beach the end of the workday last Friday – picking up plastic and rubbish in the dunes.   “In an hour we managed to pick up about five cubic metres of assorted rubbish including televisions, scooters, an ocean of cigarette butts and a decomposing baby seal,” said Fletcher’s environmental advisor, David Kuru.   The team were also slightly diverted by the sight of all the open Venus clam shells on the beach at sunset as their cell phone shots show.  
  • 11 Jun 2015 - 1:12pm
    With central city work hitting a hard pace south of St Asaph St to Moorhouse Ave for the next few weeks, Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB invited Ian Campbell, SCIRT general manager onto his show this week.   Newstalk ZB morning talkback host Chris Lynch
  • 10 Jun 2015 - 2:43pm
    If you usually travel through the central city in the area between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave, expect extra delays during June.   SCIRT teams are working extra hard in the area doing wastewater and storm water repairs. This is part of a push to finish SCIRT work in the central city.    Commuters should take an alternative route, or build in extra time to avoid being late. Here’s an overview of where the busy spots will be. 
  • 9 Jun 2015 - 10:58am
    One of the biggest parts of SCIRT’s work is repairing and rebuilding wastewater pump stations.  Two large, inter-connected pump stations in the east were recently “commissioned” which means fully tested, turned on and now operating.     As well as being more earthquake-resilient, these big, efficient pumping stations will also help reduce overflows of wastewater into the Avon River/ Otakaro.
  • 8 Jun 2015 - 2:00pm
    The Christchurch City Council is the first council in New Zealand to launch issue-reporting phone applications. Residents can now report issues such as overflowing rubbish bins and pot holes instantly to Christchurch City Council from their mobile phones.
  • 5 Jun 2015 - 4:25pm
    The best place for traffic news, SCIRT and non-SCIRT, is  for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works and events travel advice.  
  • 2 Jun 2015 - 4:24pm
    The Redcliffs stretch of Main Road is still a work in progress but the causeway to the Ferrymead bridge new three-laning project has got its final coat of tarseal.   SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team recently finished the tarsealing between Scott Park, near the Ferrymead bridge, and McCormacks Bay Road/ the start of the causeway.
  • 29 May 2015 - 4:59pm
    Thanks to everyone who is planning their journeys at peak hours, during marathons, FIFA Under-20 matches, and the very occasional building implosion. The best place for news is  for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works. Tuesday, 2 June update:
  • 29 May 2015 - 11:46am
    ‘Darby the Dusty Digger’, a sculpture made entirely out of cans of food, has been honoured in an international design and build competition.   The first ever New Zealand Canstruction® competition was held in Christchurch in February last year in support of the Christchurch City Mission.  Eleven teams competed in the inaugural event - a design and build competition that uses canned food as building materials to create massive 3D structures.
  • 25 May 2015 - 2:37pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team had a heap of fun getting down and dirty on the brand spanking new BMX track in Bexley Reserve a few weeks ago. City Care's Mike Ison, trying out the new BMX track in Bexley Reserve
  • 22 May 2015 - 6:12pm
    NEW WORK Marlborough Street/Aldwins Road intersection, Linwood  SCIRT’s Fletcher team will be doing road repairs at the intersection of Marlborough Street and Aldwins Road in the week starting Monday 25 May. The work is expected to take around 10 days. Traffic will be one-way eastbound only on Marlborough Street past the worksite (between Havelock Street and Aldwins Road).
  • 21 May 2015 - 3:19pm
    SCIRT is investigating the cause of the burst water main which happened on Main Road, Redcliffs at around 11.45am today. The SCIRT crew on site were repairing the road surface when a water main burst, flooding the surrounding area. The workers immediately contacted emergency services and Christchurch City Council maintenance contractors to shut off the water supply and assist with initial response.  
  • 20 May 2015 - 4:31pm
    There was a change in the traffic management at the Dyers Road/ Breezes Road Road roundabout today. The existing one-way on Breezes Road has been extended as far as the roundabout, which will affect truck drivers and others.   • Drivers heading towards Aranui will need to take Anzac Drive.  • Breezes Road is one-way towards the roundabout from today.
  • 20 May 2015 - 12:26pm
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  • 19 May 2015 - 5:26pm
    SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team is inviting residents and people living near or on Woodham Road and Worcester St, east of Linwood Ave, to an information session this Saturday.   Location: The library at Linwood North Primary School, Woodham Road. Time: 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, 23 May, 2015 What is happening: McConnell Dowell’s engineers, health and safety, traffic and communications team members will be present to answer questions and go over key areas of concern like par
  • 19 May 2015 - 4:10pm
    SCIRT's Fulton Hogan and Fletcher crews are busy as repair work continues in the suburbs around Ferrymead and Sumner.    You may have already noticed that a couple of the SCIRT projects on the way to Sumner are nearly finished – including sections of road repairs, which are starting to provide a bit of a smoother ride into Sumner.