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  • 27 Mar 2015 - 5:49pm
    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 - 12:32pm
    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 - 2:09pm
    One of the important lifeline repairs for a Christchurch coastal community is coming to an end.
  • 24 Mar 2015 - 5:46pm
    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 - 4:44pm
    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 - 4:56pm
    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 - 4:12pm
    There is some long awaited good news for the residents of Southshore and South New Brighton as of today. 
  • 12 Mar 2015 - 5:21pm
    Sam and Sally SCIRT were spotted at the Bromley Community Fair, a family fun day held at the end of February.    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 - 3:39pm
    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 - 12:39pm
    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 - 7:01am
      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 - 4:15pm
    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 - 3:38pm
    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 - 3:21pm
    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
  • 10 Mar 2015 - 3:07pm
    One of the silver linings of the Christchurch earthquakes is the way the rebuild is forging bonds across communities and people from different backgrounds and countries.    For Johanna Sutinen, 25, from Finland, her six months working as a traffic controller in Aranui found her adopted by her Auckland piping crew as “one of them” as well as being semi-adopted by two residents in Rosanna Place.     Most days, she shared a cup of tea with one resident, Sharon, a welcome break after early morning starts.
  • 6 Mar 2015 - 2:01pm
    GOOD NEWS Mt Pleasant Road has reopened, retaining walls completed.   THIS WEEK/ NOW Marlow Road, Aranui – one way towards Pages Road for a week from 6 March SCIRT’s Fletcher crews installing the new vacuum wastewater tanks are short of room near the intersection of Pages Road and Marlow Road currently so need to make the road one-way for a week from Friday, 6 March.   THIS WEEKEND Phillipstown - Ferry Road and Ensors/Aldwins Roads
  • 4 Mar 2015 - 1:19pm
    It’s not every day a bridge structure is lifted off the back of a very long truck by crane and slotted back onto new concrete abutments over a city river.   This was the case at the Antigua footbridge recently, 233 days after it was slowly disconnected and carted away, the same night the Foo Fighters attracted thousands of people to Addington.   Passers-by, hospital visitors and punting staff alike paused at the Avon River/ Ota
  • 2 Mar 2015 - 4:12pm
    Kiri Ward, Downer traffic management co-ordinator, tends not to mince her words. “People just think we dig up the road willy-nilly to annoy them,” she says.  As if!   There is always a reason for a change in the traffic set-up, she explains. She should know: Kiri co-ordinates up to a dozen of SCIRT’s Downer sites at any one time in the central city.  Using road cones, fencing and signage to create a safe work site for crews is essential, she says.
  • 27 Feb 2015 - 3:22pm
    SCIRT traffic news week starting 2 March, 2015   NEW/ MAJOR PROJECTS   Big traffic change Governors Bay, Dyers Pass Road one lane, March – August Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula residents and people who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for up to six months from March.
  • 26 Feb 2015 - 5:28pm
    SCIRT’s earthquake repair work on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge began mid-February and got off to a good start with drivers slowing in the slip lanes and business access unimpeded.    From Monday, 2 March, the first significant change to traffic management will be put in place.
  • 25 Feb 2015 - 1:07pm
    Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula residents and people who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for several months from March.   SCIRT’s Fletcher team starts work on retaining walls on the Governors Bay side of Dyers Pass Road late February/ early March, narrowing the road to one lane.     In order to maintain two-way traffic, traffic lights will be needed to ensure safe journeys up and down the one-lane stretch.
  • 25 Feb 2015 - 11:44am
    Drivers who use Aldwins Road or Marlborough St (north of Linwood College) should be on the alert for some short term detours and traffic management changes from this weekend (Sunday, 1 March).   SCIRT’s Fletcher team needs to work on the manhole at the intersection of Aldwins Road and Marlborough St outside the Veterinary Hospital.
  • 18 Feb 2015 - 4:47pm
    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.
  • 18 Feb 2015 - 4:01pm
    While Santa was busy delivering presents to everyone over the Christmas period, SCIRT was busy delivering our one millionth work notice.*    Our latest data shows that by the end of January, we had delivered 1,042,479 work notices to residents and businesses around Christchurch – to be precise!     The humble work notice, although quite basic, is actually our most important communication tool.
  • 17 Feb 2015 - 4:31pm
    The Antigua footbridge near the Antigua Boatsheds and Christchurch Hospital is coming back together again after removal of the curved steel structure last year for repair off-site.   SCIRT’s Downer team will be lifting the refurbished steel truss (the arched underside) back to the river on Wednesday night 18 February, after 4.30 pm*.  The original lift took several hours as the bowed structure had embedded itself against the bridge’s abutments on the riverbank.