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  • 29 May 2015 - 4:59pm
    Thanks to everyone who is planning their journeys at peak hours, during marathons, FIFA Under-20 matches, and the very occasional building implosion.
  • 29 May 2015 - 11:46am
    ‘Darby the Dusty Digger’, a sculpture made entirely out of cans of food, has been honoured in an international design and build competition.   The first ever New Zealand Canstruction® competition was held in Christchurch in February last year in support of the Christchurch City Mission.  Eleven teams competed in the inaugural event - a design and build competition that uses canned food as building materials to create massive 3D structures.
  • 25 May 2015 - 2:37pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team had a heap of fun getting down and dirty on the brand spanking new BMX track in Bexley Reserve a few weeks ago. City Care's Mike Ison, trying out the new BMX track in Bexley Reserve
  • 22 May 2015 - 6:12pm
    NEW WORK Marlborough Street/Aldwins Road intersection, Linwood  SCIRT’s Fletcher team will be doing road repairs at the intersection of Marlborough Street and Aldwins Road in the week starting Monday 25 May. The work is expected to take around 10 days. Traffic will be one-way eastbound only on Marlborough Street past the worksite (between Havelock Street and Aldwins Road).
  • 21 May 2015 - 3:19pm
    SCIRT is investigating the cause of the burst water main which happened on Main Road, Redcliffs at around 11.45am today. The SCIRT crew on site were repairing the road surface when a water main burst, flooding the surrounding area. The workers immediately contacted emergency services and Christchurch City Council maintenance contractors to shut off the water supply and assist with initial response.  
  • 20 May 2015 - 4:31pm
    There was a change in the traffic management at the Dyers Road/ Breezes Road Road roundabout today. The existing one-way on Breezes Road has been extended as far as the roundabout, which will affect truck drivers and others.   • Drivers heading towards Aranui will need to take Anzac Drive.  • Breezes Road is one-way towards the roundabout from today.
  • 20 May 2015 - 12:26pm
    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.
  • 19 May 2015 - 5:26pm
    SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team is inviting residents and people living near or on Woodham Road and Worcester St, east of Linwood Ave, to an information session this Saturday.   Location: The library at Linwood North Primary School, Woodham Road. Time: 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, 23 May, 2015 What is happening: McConnell Dowell’s engineers, health and safety, traffic and communications team members will be present to answer questions and go over key areas of concern like par
  • 19 May 2015 - 4:10pm
    SCIRT's Fulton Hogan and Fletcher crews are busy as repair work continues in the suburbs around Ferrymead and Sumner.    You may have already noticed that a couple of the SCIRT projects on the way to Sumner are nearly finished – including sections of road repairs, which are starting to provide a bit of a smoother ride into Sumner. 
  • 18 May 2015 - 3:47pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team is currently working in the Addington area repairing the wastewater, storm water and road network. In early May, the Fulton Hogan Addington team got together outside work hours  on a Saturday to help Environment Canterbury raise awareness of where the city's storm water goes.    Armed with cans of blue spray paint, stencils and their hi-vis vests, the two groups stencilled images of fish beside storm water outlets to remind people that “drains go to rivers and streams”.
  • 15 May 2015 - 4:31pm
    Thanks to everyone who is planning their journeys especially at busy times and driving outside the peaks wherever possible.
  • 15 May 2015 - 1:13pm
    Winners of the inaugural Hays NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Excellence Awards have been hailed as “courageous leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during the recent awards ceremony at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch.   The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements women are making in New Zealand’s construction industry.
  • 14 May 2015 - 12:31pm
    If you drive along Sparks Road, Hoon Hay, be ready for a one-way system from 18 May.    • Drivers will only be able to go west from the Hoon Hay Road/ BP Fuel Station roundabout towards Maryhill Ave for the next ten weeks.  • Maryhill Ave is the detour route off Sparks Road for city-bound drivers.
  • 13 May 2015 - 5:01pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team will be carrying out wastewater repairs at the intersection of Blenheim Road and Division Street (which is between Matipo and Clarence St/ Whiteleigh Ave) this weekend.    Traffic impacts  From 7pm, Friday 15 May until 6pm, Sunday 17 May: there will be no entry from Blenheim Road to Division Street Blenheim Road will be down to one lane city-bound past the work site.  Please expect delays and allow extra time for your journey, or use an alternative route. 
  • 8 May 2015 - 4:57pm
    Thanks to everyone who is planning their journeys at peak hours and driving outside the busiest times wherever possible. The best place for news is www.tfc.govt.nz for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works.   THIS WEEKEND Maces Road, Bromley, 8 May, 6 pm to 11 May, 6 am SCIRT’s Downer team is repairing the wastewater pipe on Maces Road between Woburn St and St John St this weekend, making it one lane and one-way.
  • 6 May 2015 - 5:57pm
    Moorhouse Ave has been more congested than usual this week due to SCIRT work between Montreal and Durham Streets taking out a lane in each direction west and east. These lane closures will last for another month. The brick barrel wastewater pipe is being repaired requiring an open trench system.
  • 1 May 2015 - 3:57pm
    How can I help businesses near road works? You can make a special effort to support them and walk just a little further or take a different way to get to them. • Bassett St, Burwood is a good case currently. Please use Travis Road or Parnwell St while the New Brighton Road end is blocked while the pump station is being built.
  • 30 Apr 2015 - 1:37pm
    A blustery autumn day was no deterrent for 50 or more people and local school pupils who celebrated the re-opening of the Antigua Boat Sheds footbridge early this morning.    It is hard to believe it now but back in 1964, the Council approved a plan to turn the footbridge into a full road bridge, SCIRT’s Ian Campbell said in his opening words.    Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner, Hagley-Ferrymead community board chair Sara Templeton and Cr Yani Johanson all enjoyed cake and festivities alongside the people who had hel
  • 29 Apr 2015 - 10:58am
    Those of you who regularly travel down Moorhouse Ave will be well aware of the construction activity happening at the overbridge.
  • 24 Apr 2015 - 4:15pm
    For Anzac weekend closures, check the transportforchristchurch web article. Central City Moorhouse Ave, Montreal to Durham, lanes out both directions  Moorhouse Ave, between Montreal and Durham St, will have lane closures in both directions, east and west bound from Monday, 27 April,
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  • 22 Apr 2015 - 3:05pm
    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.
  • 22 Apr 2015 - 2:33pm
    Christchurch’s Antigua St footbridge, next to the Antigua Boatsheds and Christchurch Hospital, is being opened to wheels and feet on Thursday, 30 April, 2015, early in the morning - 7.30 am.   Everyone is welcome to attend the ribbon-cutting by MP for Christchurch Central and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner.   Crew members who have worked on this site, including from SCIRT’s Downer team and subcontractors, will be present.
  • 21 Apr 2015 - 4:27pm
    SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team starts work on Wednesday morning, 22 April, upgrading an existing Hagley Park roadway as a temporary accessway into the Armagh St/ Botanic Gardens car park.    Currently, the road is used by Parks Unit staff as part of their work.
  • 21 Apr 2015 - 2:55pm
    SCIRT is responsible for a large number of the road cones, diggers, trucks, and signs around Christchurch streets at the moment. All this activity captures the attention of children, who often have lots of observations and questions about road works.   We have created an education resources area on the SCIRT website, aimed at children.