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  • 5 Feb 2016 - 9:56am
    Oxford Terrace, central city, partly one-way   Oxford Terrace is one-way between Armagh Street and Worcester Street while SCIRT is repairing the historic Gloucester Street Bridge in the central city which will take about 11 months. Pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to use the bridge for the duration of the work.
  • 4 Feb 2016 - 5:13pm
    “Trenchless technology” for the repair of underground pipe infrastructure is offering significant benefits over traditional open-cut methods in the Christchurch rebuild in many less damaged areas. As with all newly-introduced technology, SCIRT encountered teething problems initially. But as a result a lot was learned about the implementation of the “no dig” methods, enabling SCIRT to update and refine its quality assurance processes.
  • 4 Feb 2016 - 10:31am
    2 February 2016 Sumner Road retaining walls Exciting new drone footage shows the extensive repairs underway on Lyttelton's Sumner Road. 
  • 1 Feb 2016 - 3:47pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team has been beavering away repairing infrastructure in the Woolston area since early 2012. Local ground conditions meant the infrastructure in this area suffered significant damage in the earthquakes and it has been a big job for the team installing new pressure wastewater systems on private properties, rebuilding a major wastewater pump station in Alport Place, repairing wastewater mains, and repairing roads. Work will be completed by the end of this year.
  • 28 Jan 2016 - 4:57pm
    Schools re-open this week after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • 28 Jan 2016 - 4:55pm
    Wastewater is never a pleasant subject but for the mice of Christchurch some of the earthquake damaged pipes have apparently become their favourite place to hang out. During a routine camera investigation of an Exeter Street pipe in Lyttelton, SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team bumped into this little adorable rodent. The mouse had settled quite comfortably inside the damaged wastewater pipe.  
  • 27 Jan 2016 - 5:41pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has discovered the remains of what could be the oldest brick barrel sewer pipe in Christchurch.   In the course of digging in Tuam Street, east of Fitzgerald Avenue, for the laying of a new water main, SCIRT’s Downer team discovered slightly curved brick walls underground.   Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd archaeologist Hamish Williams said historical research confirmed the bricks walls were likely to be what was left of Christchurch’s original sewerage system.
  • 21 Jan 2016 - 4:29pm
      Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work for 2016 and at times that will impact on local businesses.
  • 20 Jan 2016 - 3:26pm
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's 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 To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 19 Jan 2016 - 9:18am
    Michael Corcoran, Warren Robertson and Tony Riley are one of the 100 families that have won tickets to a SCIRT Family Fun Day show at this month’s Buskers Festival. SCIRT ran a competition late last year that asked entrants to say in 15 words or less, why they needed a good laugh at the SCIRT World Buskers Festival. Like many families who won tickets Michael’s family entered because they needed some light relief after they lost their home in the February earthquake. Their winning entry was, ‘the loss of our home in the quake, who could refuse a laugh for free!’
  • 15 Jan 2016 - 9:32am
    Please allow extra time for travelling on popular commuter routes and consider others if possible because the roads will be busier this coming week as more people return to work after the Christmas-New Year holidays.   Woodham Rd - Gloucester St intersection, restrictions for about 4 months From Monday 18 January wastewater repairs will result in lane reductions and turning restrictions at the Woodham Rd - Gloucester St intersection. Temporary lights will be in place to help traffic flow.
  • 14 Jan 2016 - 11:07am
    Exciting new drone footage shows the extensive repairs underway on Lyttelton’s Sumner Road.    The popular route for heavy traffic heading to and from the Port of Lyttelton has been closed since the earthquakes of 2011.   SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has spent the last four years repairing several retaining walls on Sumner Road and this new footage shows an award winning innovative repair method in action.   A crane lifted work ac
  • 7 Jan 2016 - 5:37pm
    New works on key routes Please allow extra time for travelling and consider other routes if possible because the roads will be busier this coming week as more people return to work after the Christmas - New Year holidays  
  • 17 Dec 2015 - 5:47pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is packing up the cones and parking up the diggers for two weeks over Christmas. SCIRT is taking a break in its infrastructure programme from 23 December to 5 January for the Christmas holidays.  Its 135 worksites will be closed for that time. SCIRT wants to thank Christchurch people for their patience and co-operation while it completes essential earthquake repairs.   New works on main routes in the New Year   
  • 17 Dec 2015 - 5:30pm
    Pages Road is returning to two-way traffic tomorrow after a year of being one-way for repairs to the earthquake-damaged wastewater system.   A large part of Pages Road was restricted to one-way traffic in January this year so the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) could complete laying seven new wastewater pipes under Pages Road.   The new pipes are a large, two kilometre long wastewater pressure main, and six smaller wastewater pipes which are part of a new, more resilient vacuum wastewater system in Aranui.
  • 15 Dec 2015 - 4:47pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is packing up the cones and parking up the diggers for two weeks over Christmas. SCIRT is taking a break in its infrastructure programme from 23 December to 5 January for the Christmas holidays.  Its 135 worksites will be closed for that time. Christchurch people will be able to enjoy a couple of weeks off from the armies of road cones on the streets. As the end of the year approaches SCIRT wants to thank Christchurch people for their patiencewhile it completes essential earthquake repairs.
  • 10 Dec 2015 - 5:48pm
    Idris Rd - Glandovey Rd intersection, Fendalton, 5 - 19 January 2016 Please plan your journey while SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team replaces the water main. If possible avoid this intersection from 5 - 19 January 2016. Two-way traffic will be maintained but expect lane shifts around the intersection. There will also be turning restrictions in place. During different stages of the work it will not be possible to turn right at the intersection.
  • 8 Dec 2015 - 2:08pm
    More than 4,000 Aranui residents and their relatives and friends flocked to Wainoni Park for a day of entertainment and delicious food on Saturday 5 December. The 14th annual Affirm festival celebrates the Aranui community and showcases its talent.
  • 7 Dec 2015 - 12:55pm
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's 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 To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 4 Dec 2015 - 5:54pm
    Successful planting event livens up the berms on Rockinghorse Road   
  • 4 Dec 2015 - 4:44pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has struck gold in one of the city’s western suburbs. This prized find has no monetary value. Instead it’s the historical significance of several rubbish deposits found buried that is exciting local archaeologists. The SCIRT crew made the discovery during trenching works replacing a large section of an earthquake damaged wastewater main on Bradnor Road in Fendalton. Nineteenth century ceramic and glass artefacts were found in three separate locations along the trench line.
  • 3 Dec 2015 - 6:45pm
    Moorhouse Ave overbridge U-turn SCIRT is embracing the spirit of Christmas opening up a U-turn under the Moorhouse Ave overbridge to make shopping access easier for Christchurch people to the stores in the Harvey Norman Centre. The U-turn opened on Thursday and will stay in place until the end of the Moorhouse overbridge repair project. It is restricted to vehicles under 3.9 metres high.
  • 3 Dec 2015 - 12:55pm
    SCIRT is embracing the spirit of Christmas opening up a U-turn under the Moorhouse Avenue overbridge to make shopping access easier for Christchurch people to the stores in the Harvey Norman Centre. The U-turn opened at 10am on Thursday 3 December and will stay in place until the end of the Moorhouse overbridge repair project. The U-turn will save shoppers who are heading east from having to use a detour via Colombo, Dundas, Manchester streets and Pilgrim Place to get to the Harvey Norman Centre.
  • 2 Dec 2015 - 10:30am
    SCIRT’s Downer and Fulton Hogan teams have won top honours at the 2015 Canterbury Contractor of the Year Awards for their work on SCIRT projects. Armagh Street Bridge Downer’s repairs to Armagh Street Bridge won the award for contracts of a value between $250,000 and $1 million. Downer Project Manager, Tom Harding-Illot, says, “One of our main project challenges was how we could modify current construction techniques and materials to suit the heritage fabric of the bridge.
  • 26 Nov 2015 - 6:23pm
    Wainoni Rd – one-way for 2 weeks   Aranui commuters please allow more travelling time while Wainoni Rd is one-way for two weeks from Wednesday 2 December until mid-December If you are travelling on the eastern end of Wainoni Road towards town you will be detoured into Hampshire St, Basingstoke St, Portsmouth St and back onto Wainoni Rd.