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  • 24 Oct 2014 - 6:09pm
    Please watch out for cyclists, pedestrians and visitors to Christchurch over the long weekend.   To get a good idea of roads temporarily one-way or restricted in the central city:   • CBD map for this week. 
  • 22 Oct 2014 - 10:54am
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  • 21 Oct 2014 - 3:56pm
    SCIRT’s plans to narrow part of Linwood Ave on the city side of the Eastgate intersection (at Buckleys/ Aldwins Roads) caused unexpected delays for motorists this morning.    As well as narrowing the eastbound lanes of Linwood Ave, the west bound (city-bound) side was also narrowed to one lane, causing backups on the Dyers Road/ Bromley side of the Eastgate intersection.
  • 21 Oct 2014 - 2:22pm
    More than 40 people braved the cold and drizzly weather on Sunday to attend one of SCIRT’s central city walking tours held as part of Beca Heritage Week.    The tour, ‘Uncovering our past while building our future,’ started at one of Christchurch’s oldest bridges – the Armagh Street bridge, which SCIRT has been repairing since March.    Site engineer, Tom Harding-Ilott, from SCIRT’s Downer team explained the earthquakes caused a 14 metre long crack in the brickwork on the under
  • 21 Oct 2014 - 12:44pm
    Repairing an earthquake-damaged bridge is tricky at the best of times, but throw in a one in a hundred year flood, constant coordination with demolition companies working nearby, additional damage not known before work began and a need to keep the bridge open at all times – well, let’s just say it’s lucky SCIRT’s Fletcher team love a challenge!
  • 21 Oct 2014 - 12:23pm
    Christchurch’s Hereford St/Cambridge Terrace wastewater pump station, the second oldest in the city, is getting repaired. Not that anyone would even know it was there.  The pump station might have been a prototype for Dr Who’s TARDIS as it is underground and largely invisible aside from one discrete lid in the reserve area next to the footpath.     Spot the open lid... between the high-vis people, diagonally opposite the old Police Station.
  • 17 Oct 2014 - 5:05pm
    Please watch out for cyclists and pedestrians and slow down near road crews.
  • 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
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  • 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
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