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  • 17 Oct 2014 - 5:05pm
    Please watch out for cyclists and pedestrians and slow down near road crews. We appreciate everyone's patience.   New traffic management – this weekend 18 and 19 October Addington – major intersection work Lincoln Rd/Whiteleigh Ave/Barrington St (western edge Lincoln Road shops) 7am - 6pm • Lane reductions on Lincoln Road city-bound before the intersection.
  • 17 Oct 2014 - 11:38am
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crew is preparing to start work on Walsall Street and part of Bernard Street next week.
  • 10 Oct 2014 - 4:54pm
    New traffic management – city and suburbs Linwood/ Charleston - Ensors/ Aldwins Road delays  Expect delays due to a reduction to just one lane travelling north from the Ensors Road/ Ferry Road intersection onto Aldwins Road past Linwood College. Work will move in segments to Harrow St, the traffic lights past Linwood College, between now and the end of the year. The road itself, kerb, channel and footpath will be repaired.
  • 9 Oct 2014 - 7:23am
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  • 8 Oct 2014 - 10:57am
    How old are brick barrel pipes and how were they made? Where did the bricks come from that were used to build them? What items have been found under some of Christchurch’s historic bridges and what do they tell us about the past? When did historic retaining walls get built in Lyttelton and who built them?
  • 8 Oct 2014 - 10:12am
    The demolition of the Gayhurst Road bridge in Dallington was completed last Friday when the final piece of the existing bridge, the southern abutment, was deconstructed and removed.     Four of the six piles for the new bridge have now been installed. The six piles will form the base of the north and south abutments and the central pier, which will support the new bridge deck.
  • 7 Oct 2014 - 5:37pm
    South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge came in for Press attention in recent days. South Brighton residents and other people who get the regular SCIRT Fulton Hogan updates heard mid year about the new completion date of April 2015 based on much more extensive piling work for this bridge in its estuarine environment. Although it would have been cheaper to close the bridge and rebuild it from scratch, the community requirement for a tsunami escape route from Southshore/ South Brighton meant that maintaining the traffic lanes on the bridge is necessary throughout.
  • 7 Oct 2014 - 4:45pm
    One corner of town which is looking brighter heading into summer is New Regent St.  It’s been a tough winter, and not just because of the weather.
  • 7 Oct 2014 - 3:59pm
    A busy part of Christchurch’s Linwood/ Charleston area is likely to experience traffic delays from 13 October to the end of this year.    This is the beginning of the new school term so people getting to Linwood College or Linwood Ave Primary School from the south side of Aldwins Road should factor in delays.   Work by SCIRT's Fletcher team will start on the Ensors Road side of Ferry Road with traffic narrowed into one lane to avoid trouble on the other side, which will be down to one lane travelling north on Aldwins. 
  • 3 Oct 2014 - 4:52pm
    New traffic management – city and suburbs   Aranui – new one-way traffic systems, several streets • Carters Road, one-way towards Breezes Road.  • Woodlands Place, one-way towards Breezes Road. • Guernsey St, one-way southbound from Rowses Road towards St Heliers Crescent.
  • 26 Sep 2014 - 5:25pm
    New traffic management Aranui/ Wainoni – closure at intersection Pages and Breezes Roads Breezes Road will be closed north of Pages Road intersection for the new wastewater vacuum main to be installed. This work is taking place 24 hours a day until late October. Read the work notice for detour routes and stages.
  • 26 Sep 2014 - 4:11pm
    Whenever SCIRT sets up a road closure or closes a traffic lane where businesses are operating, there will be some flow-on effect.    In some cases the lack of any space to park just means that people don’t stop as much.
  • 24 Sep 2014 - 1:35pm
    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.
  • 23 Sep 2014 - 2:13pm
    A major piping and roading project gets underway early in October in the city’s industrial and commercial area west of Hagley Park. Damaged wastewater and stormwater pipes will be dug up and repaired or relined and damaged parts of the road repaired by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews. The work will run over the next year.   Some pipes will need to be completely replaced, involving deep trenches. In other areas relining of existing pipes will avoid trenches and minimise disruption.
  • 19 Sep 2014 - 5:48pm
    Changing or new traffic management Riccarton/ Ilam – Kahu Road traffic closure for eight weeks from 22 September Kahu Road (the link between Kotare St near the university/ Medbury Boys School corner and Kilmarnock St/Hagley Park) will be closed for eight weeks for the brick arched bridge outside Christchurch Boys’ High to be repaired.    Please expect Fendalton Road and also Riccarton Road to be much busier for the next two months.
  • 19 Sep 2014 - 5:37pm
    Engineers and simple, easy to understand communication have not always been the most obvious pairing but the professional engineering body, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is doing something to change that. This week, IPENZ ran a competition to see if engineers could respond quickly and effectively to disgruntled residents in a mock reality situation - a public meeting held at the Christchurch City Council offices.
  • 19 Sep 2014 - 3:04pm
    The 9/11 Twin Towers  twisted steel girders memorial at the Firefighters Reserve, corner Kilmore and Madras Streets, Christchurch, will be  moved from its site Saturday morning, 20 September.   SCIRT’s Fletcher team is currently repairing the Kilmore and Madras St bridges, which are at right angles to each other at this intersection, directly next to the memorial. As a result it needs to be stored for the next three months.
  • 19 Sep 2014 - 2:19pm
    On a misty morning last week, SCIRT’s Downer crew working on the Armagh Street bridge joined forces with a tram engineer and driver from Welcome Aboard, to put one of Christchurch’s iconic trams to the test.    The restaurant tram, which is the longest of the trams, was towed across the bridge to make sure it would clear the crest (‘hump’) in the middle of the bridge.   Downer site engineer, Tom Harding-Ilott explains that originally the tram tracks were pinned to the brick barrel of the bridge.
  • 18 Sep 2014 - 7:44am
    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.
  • 17 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm
    SCIRT’s Downer team has won a Green Ribbon Award for their exceptional environmental efforts. Downer was one of three finalists in the Caring for our water award category and recently they were announced the winner.    The Green Ribbon Awards are held annually by the Ministry for the Environment. The aim of the awards is to recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to protecting and enhancing New Zealand's environment.
  • 17 Sep 2014 - 3:48pm
    Good news for people living in the Beckenham Loop – the area encircled by the Heathcote River/ Opawaho, with Birdwood Ave and Norwood St  along the spine:  All of the hard, high impact jobs in this wastewater catchment are done. SCIRT’s  Fulton Hogan team has been working to repair the earthquake-damaged wastewater pipes in Beckenham since February 2014, replacing or repairing damaged sections of the wastewater network.    Many sections of the wastewater pipes were so earthquake-damaged that they needed to be completely dug up.
  • 17 Sep 2014 - 1:36pm
    If you walk around Mt Pleasant, McCormacks Bay and Redcliffs, it’s hard to avoid the sound of builders working to repair or rebuild the local houses or contractors replacing damaged pipes under the road, or rebuilding retaining walls.
  • 12 Sep 2014 - 6:09pm
    KEY AREAS – changing or new traffic management   Overnight, Saturday morning closure Durham St, between Lichfield and Tuam Streets (Justice Precinct concrete pour) Durham St between Lichfield and Tuam will be closed from 1am - 11am, Saturday 12 September. For more details read this story.
  • 12 Sep 2014 - 5:05pm
    SCIRT’s monthly traffic management awards are all about recognising the hard-working individuals responsible for managing traffic on SCIRT sites.    Their job is to make sure everyone gets through and around road work sites safely and with minimum delay. The traffic management system in place must also protect SCIRT’s crews, working closely to moving cars and trucks.
  • 12 Sep 2014 - 3:18pm
    Sumner drivers will notice a night-time detour along Humphreys Drive, around the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai, from 15 September for six weeks.   The road will be closed to traffic 7 pm to 6 am, open during the day to two-way traffic for the home run 3pm to 7 pm*, and one-way city-bound only daytime hours outside the afternoon peak, to early October.