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  • 27 May 2016 - 9:42am
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has featured in a new publication celebrating the innovative solutions that have been created in Canterbury in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
  • 27 May 2016 - 8:51am
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work on the repair of the historic Helmores Lane Bridge after confirmation of design changes. Helmores Lane Bridge is a Category 11 listed structure by Heritage New Zealand. Built in 1866, it is the only surviving nineteenth century timber bridge of its kind in Christchurch. Some hardwood timber piles from the longer of the two dismantled Waitaki bridges are being used for the repair of the 150 year-old timber bridge which crosses the Avon River in Fendalton.
  • 26 May 2016 - 4:55pm
    Barbadoes Street, Central City Wastewater repairs are currently taking place on Barbadoes St between Worcester St and Nova Place. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Detours will be in place for westbound traffic on Gloucester St crossing Barbadoes St.    North Avon Road, Richmond
  • 25 May 2016 - 11:53am
    Thinking outside the trench When SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team moved into Blue Gum Place, it wasn’t long before the usually sleepy street evolved into a bustling hive of activity. Their job was to install an underground wastewater pump station, a high impact task that involved digging two large holes up to five metres deep.
  • 19 May 2016 - 4:34pm
    Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge SCIRT repairs to Moorhouse Ave Overbridge have been completed with celebrations on Thursday at which Mayor Lianne Dalziel drove over the bridge in a 1964 Ford Zephyr, the same year the bridge was built.
  • 19 May 2016 - 10:24am
    The completion of earthquake repairs to Christchurch’s Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge was celebrated today with a drive over by Mayor Lianne Dalziel in a classic 1964 Ford Zephyr.   The overbridge was built in 1964 and was badly damaged during the 2011 earthquakes. SCIRT began permanent repair work last February and repairs have been completed five months ahead of schedule.    Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said, “The Mk III Zephyr was an iconic car of my generation.
  • 13 May 2016 - 4:42pm
    The Office of the Auditor General has praised the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) for its work on repairing Christchurch’s earthquake damaged pipes and roads. The OAG’s “Performance Audit Report”  released this week examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance of SCIRT. The OAG also looked at the culture of SCIRT and was impressed. “SCIRT has a continuous improvement culture that identifies, shares and applies lessons and innovations,” the OAG says.
  • 12 May 2016 - 4:57pm
    Progress on key commuter routes Wainoni Rd has reopened to two way traffic. Traffic management and works are still in place in the area. Moorhouse Ave Overbridge has returned to two lanes in either direction as repairs to the bridge near completion. Shirley Rd is expected to return to two-way traffic this week. Travis Road, New Brighton, part road closure
  • 11 May 2016 - 2:50pm
    One of the key commitments of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is to return the earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure to the Christchurch City Council in a more resilient state than it was before. At the heart of SCIRT’s five-year programme of works, one of the biggest civil construction undertakings in New Zealand history, is the promise “to create resilient infrastructure that gives people security and confidence in the future of Christchurch”.
  • 5 May 2016 - 5:11pm
    Pages Road Bridge- closed midnight to 5.30am, Sunday 8 May - Friday 13 May From Sunday 8 May to Friday 13 May SCIRT night works on Pages Road Bridge will require the closing of the bridge from around midnight until 5.30am. The detour bridge is Wainoni Road Bridge. Travis Road, New Brighton, part road closure From Tuesday 10 May Travis Rd, between Blue Gum Place and Atlantis St, will be closed for SCIRT wastewater, storm water and road repairs which will take about 2 months.
  • 29 Apr 2016 - 4:02pm
    Eight months of trenches at your door, dust, noise, traffic diversions, and limited access to your home and shops, could be enough to try the patience of a saint. SCIRT’s been fortunate that Rob and Jan Bargrove, who live metres from the Beachville Road seawall in Redcliffs, say it’s been worth it. The Bargroves, who have a view of SCIRT works from their kitchen window, say, “Without noise, there’s no progress. There’s been dust that blows all over the house and vibration that makes your whole house shake, but it’s progress so we are grateful.
  • 28 Apr 2016 - 4:51pm
    Wilsons Road, Waltham From Friday 29 April road repairs between Steven St and Charles St will take about 2 days. Watch for stop/go signs around the work site to maintain two-way traffic flows. Governors Bay Road, restrictions for 8 weeks, expect delays From the week of 9 May Governors Bay Rd will be reduced to one lane between 884 and the reservoir while SCIRT lays 675 metres of new water main. The area is near the intersection with Dyers Pass Rd, on the Lyttelton side of the intersection.
  • 28 Apr 2016 - 1:52pm
    Over the last nine months, the Maffeys Road hill behind McCormacks Bay Road has been buzzing with activity as SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team has been carrying out mass movement remediation work on behalf of the Christchurch City Council.
  • 21 Apr 2016 - 4:47pm
    Edgeware Road, St Albans, 3 months restrictions From Tuesday 26 April a section of Edgeware Rd, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St, is becoming one-way for about 3 months because of wastewater repairs at the intersection with Champion St.  Traffic going east from Hills Road will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Please support local businesses affected by the works.
  • 19 Apr 2016 - 5:18pm
    SCIRT’s City Care delivery team has won the March 2016 Bill Perry Safety Award for their “Good to Go: Working Safely Around Services” video and supporting reference guide.   Late chief executive’s legacy   The quarterly award was developed as a way of keeping safety central to SCIRT’s work. Former SCIRT board member and chief executive of Fulton Hogan, Bill Perry,  was instrumental in developing a zero harm culture at SCIRT.
  • 19 Apr 2016 - 9:33am
    A new SCIRT initiative will help ease the pressure on South New Brighton residents in the event of heavy rain and flooding.   The new storm water retention pond near the South New Brighton Bridge on Bridge Street has been especially designed to soak up any excess storm water.    The ecological pond not only looks great with native flaxes and fauna, but it will soon play an important role in protecting the area and nearby homes from storm water flooding.    The New Brighton people, tourists and
  • 18 Apr 2016 - 2:00pm
    The five construction companies that are part of the SCIRT alliance: City Care, Downer, Fletcher, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell are supporting Christchurch’s largest sensory garden with local children’s charity SmileDial.  The sensory garden is the long-term dream of Kelly Dugan, founder of charity SmileDial, which was set up to support families with children with special needs. 
  • 14 Apr 2016 - 4:25pm
    Warrington Street, St Albans Warrington St, between Francis Ave and Barbadoes St, is one-way eastbound until the end of April. The detour for westbound traffic is Barbadoes St, Edward Ave, Forfar St and back onto Warrington. From Monday 18 April for up to 6 weeks SCIRT will be repairing road and footpaths in Warrington St between Hills Road and Woodville Street.
  • 14 Apr 2016 - 1:12pm
    The Earthquake Commission’s recently announced programme of inspecting drains and sewer pipes on private property is not related to Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) work. SCIRT is repairing the public, Christchurch City Council-owned pipes that were damaged by the earthquakes. These are different to private sewer and storm water laterals on private property which are the responsibility of homeowners.
  • 8 Apr 2016 - 1:04pm
    New Zealand’s newest wastewater pumping stations were officially opened today in Aranui.    Located on Pages Road and built by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), the two stations together service the wastewater needs of up to one-sixth of Christchurch residents.    The new state-of-the-art vacuum station will draw sewage and other wastewater from 2,700 households in Aranui.
  • 7 Apr 2016 - 4:31pm
    Durham Street overbridge, closed 3 nights this week The overbridge will be closed on Tuesday 12 April, Wednesday 13 April, Thursday 14 April between 8.00pm – 5.00am for lifting of pier heads and repairs. Major wastewater repairs on Woodham Road, 7 months Woodham Rd is closed at the intersection with Worcester St for about 7 months. Access to Woodham Rd, east of Worcester St, will be via Sewell St, Carnarvon St and Rowcliffe Crescent. Eastbound traffic on Woodham Rd will be diverte
  • 4 Apr 2016 - 12:40pm
    Since starting on its huge earthquake repair programme four years ago, SCIRT has become ‘part of the furniture’ across many parts of Christchurch.   In some areas, like the badly damaged eastern suburbs, SCIRT has had a long term presence due to the amount of repairs needed.
  • 31 Mar 2016 - 4:00pm
    Major wastewater repairs on Woodham Road for 7 months From Monday 4 April Woodham Rd will be closed at the intersection with Worcester St for about 7 months. Access to Woodham Rd, east of Worcester St, will be via Sewell St, Carnarvon St and Rowcliffe Crescent. Eastbound traffic on Woodham Rd will be diverted via Ngarimu St. A “no entry” will be in place onto Woodham Rd from Kerrs Rd and from Ngarimu St. Repairs are to the large wastewater main trunk, called the Southern Relief. <
  • 29 Mar 2016 - 8:50am
    While countless people drove over the River Avon in Burwood last month, SCIRT was drilling under it. To connect SCIRT’s extensive wastewater work across Burwood the Downer team had to find a way to get a wastewater pipe from New Brighton Road to the far side of Anzac Drive. The crew couldn’t go over the river, and they couldn’t go around it so they decided to go under it. The method
  • 24 Mar 2016 - 2:55pm
    Moorhouse Avenue overbridge is closed overnight Wednesday 30 March. The overbridge will be closed from 7pm to 6am for road resurfacing on Wednesday night.