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  • 24 Apr 2014 - 4:53pm
    Please bear in mind this week and next are the school holidays so watch out for cyclists and pedestrians. Major routes should be less congested.  New work Barbadoes St down to one lane south of Bealey AveBarbadoes St will be down to one lane south of Bealey Ave to the river from 28 April.
  • 23 Apr 2014 - 1:43pm
    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
  • 17 Apr 2014 - 5:06pm
    There’s a noisy buzz, an occasional clunk and spurts of red dust coming out from under the Armagh St bridge as the stonemason’s work steps up activity in recent days. Pete Clifford, of Goldfield Stone, contracted to SCIRT’s Downer team, is an experienced hand at his art having worked for the company for many years. Previous jobs include refurbishment of the Old Government Building in Worcester St several years ago, a stone building which has survived the quakes.
  • 17 Apr 2014 - 4:15pm
    SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter break, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment.  Please bear in mind the next two weeks are the school holidays so watch out for cyclists and pedestrians. Major routes should be less congested as a result. Visiting the central city over the school holidays • North and south – Fitzgerald Ave • East and west – Bealey and Moorhouse Aves • Park Terrace has also reopened to north bound traffic from Kilmore St
  • 15 Apr 2014 - 5:27pm
    People exploring the central city over Easter have a new area to wander over soon to be free of safety fencing. The Colombo St bridge, near the Christchurch Town Hall, reopens to traffic on Thursday, 17 April. The bridge has been fully repaired by SCIRT’s Downer team over the past nine months. As part of the repair, the earthquake-warped bridge arch beams have been kept as an ongoing reminder of the February 2011 earthquake.
  • 15 Apr 2014 - 5:10pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team has had some questions lately about its work site on Pages Road, Aranui, between Breezes Road and Shuttle Drive. People are concerned that there are pits dug and fenced off but all work has stopped, so why can’t they be filled in?
  • 15 Apr 2014 - 4:11pm
    As of this afternoon, Tuesday 15 April, Sherborne St (the Bealey Ave end of Cranford St) will be closed at Bealey Ave to southbound traffic. Southbound drivers will be detoured east along Purchas St onto Manchester St into the city. This is part of the current work on the Manchester St/Bealey intersection and the closure will last around two weeks. Manchester Street, St Albans side of Bealey Ave, has reopened to city-bound traffic only.
  • 14 Apr 2014 - 10:32am
    Last month we told you about SCIRT’s monthly traffic management awards, which were started at the end of 2013 to recognise site traffic management supervisors (STMS) who demonstrate solid and consistent work. STMS work in all weather and often in highly stressful conditions to ensure the public can get through and around SCIRT work sites safely and with minimum delay.
  • 11 Apr 2014 - 4:03pm
    Royal Visit Monday morning 14 April Road closures in the morning will affect traffic movements in and around Latimer Square eg Madras St will be closed at Lichfield St through to the north side of Latimer Square/ Gloucester St from 9 am to 1 pm.  For details, read this story on transportforchristchurch.
  • 9 Apr 2014 - 2:41pm
      Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's Central City 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
  • 9 Apr 2014 - 12:02pm
    Traffic congestion in the central city is improving today after new road works caused significant delays on Monday.
  • 7 Apr 2014 - 11:29am
    Montreal/ Victoria St: Montreal one lane north from today SCIRT work in the Montreal/Victoria/ Salisbury intersection, at the Clock Tower, will create significant delays for the next month, particularly for people heading north in the evening peak hours. • Both Montreal Street and Salisbury Street will be reduced to one lane at this intersection. • Drivers need to allow extra time, especially at peak times or find an alternate northbound route like Fitzgerald Ave.
  • 3 Apr 2014 - 1:39pm
    Following recent meetings with Mt Pleasant residents, SCIRT undertook to review the sequence and timing of projects on Mt Pleasant and St Andrews Hill. There were a number of concerns raised by residents which included the proposed concurrent closure of Mt Pleasant Road and Soleares Ave while retaining wall and rock stabilisation work is undertaken. There was also significant concern regarding access past Mt Pleasant School at peak times and the potential for SCIRT work to exacerbate this situation when further road closures were introduced.
  • 2 Apr 2014 - 11:11pm
    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
  • 2 Apr 2014 - 1:55pm
    Redcliffs will soon see a lot more orange, as road cones and construction workers move into the streets. SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan has major works coming up in the seaside suburb to repair the earthquake damaged wastewater and storm water networks, followed by repairs to damaged sections of the road surface.
  • 2 Apr 2014 - 12:33pm
    Central city Montreal/ Victoria St: Montreal one lane north from 7 April SCIRT work in the Montreal/Victoria/ Salisbury intersection, at the Clock Tower, will create significant delays for the next month.  • Both Montreal Street and Salisbury Street will be reduced to one lane at this intersection. • Drivers need to allow extra time, especially at peak times or find an alternate northbound route like Fitzgerald Ave.
  • 1 Apr 2014 - 2:58pm
    In the spirit of Neighbours Day Aotearoa (held on 29 and 30 March), SCIRT’s City Care team held a ‘Get to know your neighbour’ event in Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead. On Friday 28 March, the team organised a coffee van to visit the street and a morning tea for businesses and residents in the area. The event was an opportunity for the businesses and residents to get to know each other as well as the City Care team, which has a site office based nearby on Tussock Lane – just off Settlers Crescent.  City Care Communication Advisor, Kate Bayliss, says there was a goo
  • 31 Mar 2014 - 4:11pm
    The award winning team at Christ’s College who designed a strengthened model of the Triumphal Arch, which sits on top of the Bridge of Remembrance, got their site tour prize at the end of March. The four boys, Hunter McKenzie, Sam McGuire, Logan Finlay, and Ben Smith, had a morning on city SCIRT sites, kitted out in full personal protective gear.
  • 31 Mar 2014 - 3:36pm
    SCIRT teams usually work in the public road area Monday to Friday but recently a big group from McConnell Dowell went behind the fence as part of a volunteer Saturday. Their hard work, combined with donations of materials and cost price goods from many Christchurch businesses, has helped improve the backyards of two Christchurch families with children with cerebral palsy.
  • 31 Mar 2014 - 1:45pm
    McCormacks Bay Road, at the base of Mt Pleasant, will be one-way, for east bound traffic only (towards Redcliffs) from Monday, 7 April for about a year.  This one-way system will be in place as two SCIRT Fulton Hogan crews start on separate wastewater pipes at either end of this road. Western (city) end of McCormacks Bay Road: Crew replacing the gravity wastewater main for four weeks
  • 28 Mar 2014 - 1:50pm
    Brougham St at Waltham Road intersection This weekend from 6 pm Friday to 6 am Monday Brougham St, Sydenham, will be down to one lane eastbound between Brisbane St and Waltham Road. • If you are travelling to Saturday sports on the eastside of town or wanting a speedy trip home Friday night after 6 pm, take a different route. • There will be electronic signs warning of this and more intersection work coming up as the SCIRT Fulton Hogan crews work along Brougham St over the next few weekends.
  • 26 Mar 2014 - 11:13pm
    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
  • 26 Mar 2014 - 4:21pm
    Mid March the Mt Pleasant Residents Association hosted two meetings at the McCormacks Bay Road Community Centre with SCIRT.  The aim was to go over the effects of several projects SCIRT has coming – including retaining wall rebuilds on Mt Pleasant Road, pipe projects and roading on McCormacks Bay Road.
  • 26 Mar 2014 - 10:52am
    The central city’s Victoria Neighbourhood residents and businesses have been at the heart of some significant SCIRT work since late 2012 with streets excavated, parking reduced and large, noisy machines close to businesses and residents. The last stages of the wastewater connections in this area are now about to begin by SCIRT’s Fletcher team on Victoria St at Kilmore and at Salisbury/ Montreal.
  • 25 Mar 2014 - 3:53pm
    The New Zealand Herald, based in Auckland but covering much of the North Island, featured two big stories on SCIRT this week – one based on an interview with general manager Duncan Gibb and another with Fulton Hogan chief operating officer Robert Jones. The Herald’s Alex Speirs came out to Middleton to talk to Duncan Gibb mid March, a follow-up to an earlier story he did in August 2013. Bill Bennett of the Herald also interviewed Fulton Hogan’s chief.