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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 2:23pm
    Christchurch drivers:  School is back this week so please slow down near children and cyclists. Aranui Primary’s entrance is on the new one-way on Breezes Road going towards Pages Road. Please take care near schools city-wide. SCIRT will be blocking the Rose St entrance to Cashmere High School temporarily while pipelining in this area.
  • 10 Apr 2015 - 3:54pm
    Maces Road, Bromley, weekend work There will be a westbound lane closure on Maces Road, between Dyers Road and Newtown St from Friday night 10 April to early Monday morning, 13 April.  
  • 10 Apr 2015 - 3:19pm
    "When are the lions coming back?" is the question one very young city school pupil wanted answered after she visited the Bridge of Remembrance recently.   St Michael's School took all of its pupils on an urban exploration recently, to the Bridge of Remembrance and the Triumphal Arch – two SCIRT projects currently being repaired.   St Michael’s School’s year one to eight pupils spent an afternoon learning about the work SCIRT’s Downer team is doing on the two historic structures, the Bridge of Remembrance and its Triumphal Arch.
  • 10 Apr 2015 - 1:23pm
    An old bed frame, pieces of 19th century ceramics and a coal range - these are just some of the artefacts SCIRT’s City Care team have uncovered while working on retaining walls in Lyttelton.    City Care is building two new retaining walls at the corner of Oxford and Exeter streets.
  • 10 Apr 2015 - 9:48am
    After seeing the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes all the way from Ireland, Brian “Hurricane” Higgins wanted to be a part of the rebuild, a project he knew would leave a legacy. “It’s not often that the skill set of my job can be put to use for such a good cause” says Brian.
  • 9 Apr 2015 - 10:29am
    With more vacuum wastewater chambers and pipes being installed in Aranui, the effect upon residents and drivers is at its peak.  The latest change will make Breezes Road from Hampshire St to Pages Road one-way.   • Thanks to all residents, road users and business owners for your patience. • Please allow extra time for travel: plan your trip and avoid delays.
  • 31 Mar 2015 - 9:25pm
    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.
  • 31 Mar 2015 - 4:14pm
    There is lots of SCIRT work happening around the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai and past the Ferrymead bridge on Mt Pleasant and around Main Road to Sumner.    Here is a summary of work from the Fulton Hogan and Fletcher SCIRT teams. Main Road, Scott Park (near the Mt Pleasant Yacht Clu
  • 31 Mar 2015 - 3:07pm
    City Care’s pipe bursting crews have been busy carrying out wastewater pipe renewals in the Sumner/Scarborough area as part of Fulton Hogan’s wastewater catchment.
  • 31 Mar 2015 - 2:05pm
    If you’re an Aranui local or regularly travel through the area, you’ll be well aware of the small army of excavators and machines working their way through the streets and berms. SCIRT’s City Care and Fletcher crews are installing a new vacuum wastewater system in the area.    Around 2,600 households and businesses will be connected to the new wastewater system, which is designed to be more resilient in the event of a future earthquake.
  • 31 Mar 2015 - 1:33pm
    “When the east is transformed, Christchurch will be transformed.” Cr Glenn Livingstone’s inspirational message to local residents and the South New Brighton School community rung out over the sea mist at the end of last week.
  • 27 Mar 2015 - 4:49pm
    GOOD NEWS South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge – trucks welcome again The bridge’s traffic lanes are back on the new bridge deck so that provides for a more straightforward trip for drivers. Trucks are once again allowed.   South Brighton Primary School children get a high-five from Fulton Hogan’s Alain Carpentier at today’s ribbon cutting on the Bridge St bridge.
  • 27 Mar 2015 - 11:32am
    Students at St Martins School enjoyed two days of fun and games last month, despite the temporary closure of their senior playground.    The playground, which usually entertains up to 500 students at morning and lunch breaks, had to be fenced off and closed for a week and a half while SCIRT’s Fletcher team carried out wastewater repairs.    Well aware of the importance of play time at school, and after meeting with Principal Rob Callaghan, the Fletcher team began brainstorming ways to help keep students entertained while
  • 26 Mar 2015 - 1:09pm
    One of the important lifeline repairs for a Christchurch coastal community is coming to an end.
  • 24 Mar 2015 - 4:46pm
    Banks Peninsula commuters have had a few waits in recent days thanks to two separate pieces of road work:  SCIRT’s retaining wall project at the base of Dyers Pass Road, just up from Governors Bay, and some business-as-usual road patching by the City Council‘s crew, which shut the road during the day for a few days.   As a tiny gesture of thanks for being patient and taking it carefully near the work crew, some members of SCIRT’s Fletcher team handed out chocolate fish, mostly at the Governors Bay end of the road on Monday morning this week, between 7.30
  • 20 Mar 2015 - 3:44pm
    GOOD NEWS Park Terrace – one-way northbound uplifted as of 20 March All the restrictions around the southbound closure of Park Tce have been uplifted today. All turning restrictions at the Bealey Ave/Carlton Mill/Harper Ave intersection have been removed.   THIS WEEKEND  Phillipstown - Ferry Road detours at Ensors/Aldwins Roads intersection Sunday night, 22 March – major traffic impacts 4 pm to 7 am Monday, 23 March This Sunday night, from 4 pm,
  • 13 Mar 2015 - 3:56pm
    FROM TODAY, Friday, 13 March   Update on access for South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge As of today, the bridge lanes are on the new bridge deck ie a more straightforward trip, but trucks are still not allowed until lanes are wider.
  • 13 Mar 2015 - 3:12pm
    There is some long awaited good news for the residents of Southshore and South New Brighton as of today. 
  • 12 Mar 2015 - 4:21pm
    Sam and Sally SCIRT were spotted at the Bromley Community Fair, a family fun day held recently.    The characters, designed to help children understand the importance of safety around work sites, were part of SCIRT’s stall run by the Fletcher team.    Activity booklets, colouring in sheets, and Sam and Sally face masks were given to children who visited the stall.
  • 12 Mar 2015 - 2:39pm
    A heads up for road users who usually travel south along Park Terrace from Bealey Ave.   From Monday 16 March, Park Terrace will be one way, northbound only, between Salisbury Street and Bealey Ave. The one way system will be put in place at 6pm following the evening rush hour.    The one way system during this work is expected to be in place for up to two weeks.
  • 11 Mar 2015 - 11:39am
    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.
  • 11 Mar 2015 - 6:01am
      Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's Central City e-newsletter. 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
  • 10 Mar 2015 - 3:15pm
    Drivers who normally turn onto Somerfield or Strickland Streets off Colombo at the traffic lights at the Beckenham shops, should be ready to take Boon St, closer to Sydenham Park/ Brougham St, from 16 March.
  • 10 Mar 2015 - 2:38pm
    Quarry Road/Main Road – progress update, 95% done! SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team started work to remediate the mass movement hazard at the Quarry Road/Main Road site at the base of Mt Pleasant in early February. This has been incorporated into the three laning work Fulton Hogan is already doing on Main Road. 
  • 10 Mar 2015 - 2:21pm
    Baking and sharing morning tea is providing some goodwill glue in Aranui as SCIRT’s extensive vacuum wastewater network with a small army of excavators and machines works its way through the streets and berms.    Vacuum wastewater change affects thousands of residents Around 2,700 households and businesses on both sides of Pages Road are getting the new technology designed to be more resilient in the event of any future earthquakes.   One resident who was more apprehensive than most as the SCIRT ma