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  • 22 Aug 2014 - 3:57pm
    TIPS The Four Avenues - Bealey, Fitzgerald, Deans and Moorhouse are reliable routes around the city. Moorhouse is currently reduced to two lanes eastbound Antigua to Montreal St so expect delays peak hours. Montreal St intersection is a pinch point but should be back to two lanes soon. For north/south travel inside the city’s Four Aves, Durham St and Montreal St have less roadworks than the east side one-ways, Barbadoes and Madras.
  • 21 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm
    Christchurch City Council recently changed the way SCIRT installs pressure wastewater systems.   Property owners yet to have pressure wastewater tanks installed now have two options.
  • 14 Aug 2014 - 4:22pm
    CENTRAL CITY - NEW WORK Durham St, Salisbury to Kilmore The old manholes on Durham St need to be decommissioned so expect delays the week of 18 August. No westbound traffic through the Durham/ Peterborough intersection.
  • 14 Aug 2014 - 3:45pm
    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced the half-way mark for the SCIRT infrastructure rebuild programme today and thanked the crews for the work they are doing, often in difficult conditions. “The repair and rebuild of the city’s roads, bridges and underground services is essential in the city getting back on its feet, and people having confidence in the services to their homes and businesses,” Mr Brownlee says.
  • 13 Aug 2014 - 10:34am
    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.
  • 12 Aug 2014 - 1:00pm
    A group of boys at Christ’s College got a tour of SCIRT’s Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch site recently as thanks for the part they played in making a hands-on model of the Arch. The model-making was part of a technology class project.
  • 12 Aug 2014 - 10:24am
    A decision about how the wastewater network will be repaired in the Parklands and North New Brighton area has still not been made. More information is needed first so that all options can be reconsidered. Here’s the latest update on where things are at.   The story so far Back in late 2012 SCIRT checked the damage to the wastewater system in the Parklands and North New Brighton area.
  • 11 Aug 2014 - 4:14pm
    With more and more of the world reading its news online, it’s nice to know that an emailed newsletter, edited in the US, and describing itself as “Breakthroughs, trends and innnovations from cities around the globe” put Christchurch on its front page this month. Christchurch Press writer and freelancer David Killick was asked by Citiscope magazine, edited in Washington, DC, to write a feature: “Concentrating on SCIRT and innovative solutions to repairing and replacing infrastructure.”
  • 11 Aug 2014 - 1:46pm
    The Avon River/ Ōtākaro, near the Avondale Bridge, is changing shape. Three willow trees have been removed from the river’s edge to help make the river safer for river users like rowers and kayakers.
  • 11 Aug 2014 - 1:31pm
    As well as trenches and pipes,  SCIRT crews are also getting stuck in to some exciting structural projects – retaining walls being one of them.  A small publicly-owned retaining wall on Mt Pleasant would have to be one of the most scenic sites to work from in the city. SCIRT’s Downer engineer Harry Brand enjoys daily sea and estuary views on Seamount Terrace, with the most spectacular sunrises all right from the worksite. Recently, his team also got a little help from the higher-tech side of site assessment – camera-mounted drones.
  • 8 Aug 2014 - 3:49pm
    CENTRAL CITY - new work sites Hospital corner night work 7 pm to 6 am On Monday and Tuesday nights, 11 and 12 August, SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team will be working on the wastewater pipes at “hospital corner.” This is the traffic light intersection at  Hagley and Riccarton Aves/ Tuam St and Oxford Terrace.
  • 6 Aug 2014 - 11:47am
    A man in orange has been patrolling Christchurch’s Central City streets over the last few months with a vision to make the area within the four avenues a better and safer place for road users.
  • 6 Aug 2014 - 11:27am
      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
  • 1 Aug 2014 - 12:54pm
    Central City Durham St North – intermittent delays over next few weeks SCIRT’s Fletcher team has completed wastewater work between Kilmore and Armagh Streets. However, there is final road finishing work which may lead to occasional lane reductions. Please be on the lookout in the next few weeks.
  • 30 Jul 2014 - 2:01pm
    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.
  • 29 Jul 2014 - 12:50pm
    It all started with his toy car. Moe, the loveable furry star of the Moe Show, a children’s television show on Channel Four, just couldn’t get it to go.    Gilbert, Moe’s sidekick, helpfully suggests that the car is a lemon and should be thrown out the window.    But Moe is not having any of that. Instead, the letter ‘R’ takes Moe on a journey, all the way from his treehouse in Mount Moehau on the Coromandel Peninsula to Christchurch.
  • 29 Jul 2014 - 11:35am
    One of the new wastewater technologies being installed in Christchurch currently is the vacuum system in Aranui and Wainoni by SCIRT’s City Care team. It’s a big task - 2,700 households and businesses with damaged gravity wastewater pipes are being switched to the new vacuum system. The first stage of work is underway and will connect 430 properties to the system, with 135 tanks to be installed. The ground conditions and high water table – very wet ground -  has made this job challenging.
  • 28 Jul 2014 - 4:45pm
    When it comes to hair colours, just about anything goes. But for roads and shopping centres, the orange glow of road cones is one most retailers would willingly avoid.  Huntsbury Hair’s owner Celes Stewart and stylist Regan Geerlofs are glad to be seeing the cones surrounding their business reduce as SCIRT’s City Care crew reinstates the roundabout and the pedestrian islands at Centaurus and Wilsons Roads.
  • 28 Jul 2014 - 4:30pm
    Journalist Emma Cropper, from Christchurch’s local TV station CTV, recently caught up with SCIRT’s general manager Duncan Gibb. They went for a wander one very chilly afternoon through the central city as part of CTV’s new “progress” segment of the news.   On Kilmore Street, north of the Square, they found out more about creating resilient roads using geotextile and even saw a robot in action. Robots can explore places which are too small for people and thus minimise danger.
  • 25 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm
    Central City Durham St North - one way street south of Bealey Ave SCIRT’s Fletcher team has completed wastewater work between Kilmore and Armagh Streets. The road will reopen to more than one lane next week and work on the bridge is complete. Kilmore St – one way west Kilmore has lane closures between Madras and Manchester for road reconstruction and storm water repairs, up until December.
  • 25 Jul 2014 - 1:56pm
    As well as the work in McCormacks Bay/ Redcliffs, SCIRT is also working on a major three-laning project from the base of Mt Pleasant back towards the Ferrymead Bridge, (the bridge is a Council/ HEB project.) Once over the bridge, SCIRT’s City Care crews are working along Ferry Road on a number of sites.
  • 25 Jul 2014 - 1:42pm
    Amidst the sea of orange road cones that line the drive to and from Sumner, some welcome news today, from about 3 pm: Main Road will reopen between McCormacks Bay Road and the Redcliffs shops, removing the detours off Celia St and Beachville Road. The full road closure on Main Road and detours onto the side streets began just over three weeks ago. The road was already narrow due to containers lining the cliff face, hence the need for the full road closure to get the pipe in the ground.
  • 23 Jul 2014 - 2:27pm
    Those visiting Settlers Crescent in Ferrymead can enjoy access at both ends of the street again, after SCIRT’s City Care team completed works there last week.    Since October 2013, when City Care first started working in Settlers Crescent, parts of the road were closed while wastewater, storm water and road repairs were carried out and a wastewater lift station was installed.
  • 23 Jul 2014 - 1:17pm
    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
  • 21 Jul 2014 - 5:31pm
    Christchurch television station CTV went to work (or in one case, home from work) with five Christchurch City Councillors (including the mayor) a week ago. SCIRT spotted the links on journalist Emma Cropper’s twitter link  @EmmaCropper21. Take a look at some different ways of getting into town, including driving and catching a bus.