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  • 1 Dec 2016 - 6:01pm
    Thousands of stray road cones are stacked up in the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) yard, as a result of its campaign to tidy up the streets while it winds down. SCIRT put out the call for the public to send in their tip-offs of cones gone astray or left behind during the rebuild, littering the city’s berms, gutters and parks.
  • 1 Dec 2016 - 5:25pm
    Central City Moorhouse Ave has underground pipe works between Selwyn St and Antigua St, starting on the eastbound lanes. Two-lanes will be maintained. St Albans Edgeware Rd is closed between Lindsay St and Allard St for wastewater repairs.The intersection of Edgeware Rd and Madras St will remain open for traffic on Madras St travelling north and south.
  • 1 Dec 2016 - 5:02pm
    SCIRT winding down doesn’t mean you have to stop keeping up with all the news on the horizontal infrastructure rebuild.   Christchurch City Council will keep you up to date with the latest news on work on the city’s pipes, roads, bridges, and retaining walls. Next year the Council will take over issuing this monthly eNewsletter. You can stay on the subscriber list and keep receiving the monthly email, or if your prefer, you may Unsubscribe.
  • 30 Nov 2016 - 6:14pm
    Residents and commuters in the east are soon to enjoy one of the smoothest rides in Christchurch along Pages Road in Aranui.   SCIRT is making good progress with its final road and wastewater works on the main route into New Brighton.   The road is being restored and resealed with asphalt after several major wastewater projects along that road over the past three years.    Kerbs, channels and footpath repairs are also in full swing along stretches of the road.   The lay
  • 24 Nov 2016 - 5:03pm
    Central City Moorhouse Ave has underground pipe works between Selwyn St and Antigua St, starting on the eastbound lanes. Two-lanes will be maintained. St Albans Edgeware Rd is closed between Lindsay St and Allard St for repairs to a wastewater trunk main. The intersection of Edgeware Rd and Madras St will remain open for traffic on Madras St travelling north and south.
  • 23 Nov 2016 - 4:08pm
    More than 120 of SCIRT’s spare road cones have marched off to help with the Kaikoura emergency effort. The cones were part of a growing pile retrieved from Christchurch streets in SCIRT’s Lonely Cone Recall Campaign.
  • 17 Nov 2016 - 4:21pm
    Central City From the week starting Monday 21 November Moorhouse Ave has road and underground pipe works just west of the Antigua St intersection starting on the eastbound lanes. Two-lanes will be maintained in both directions. St Albans
  • 17 Nov 2016 - 9:35am
    Hundreds of Christchurch people have rallied behind the call for tip-offs of lost and lonely cones to be returned to the fold. These loyal foot soldiers been stranded after standing proud on Christchurch work sites, and are being marched back to the cone colony at SCIRT. Many have been sleeping rough and are looking a bit worse for wear.
  • 16 Nov 2016 - 4:33pm
    As the countdown to Christmas begins in earnest, SCIRT’s programme managers are taking stock of what’s left to do. In five and a half years, SCIRT has completed more than 680 projects so far, and only 59 projects remain in construction. SCIRT’s latest Schedule of works shows what’s left to do, where, and when those projects are expected to be finished.
  • 14 Nov 2016 - 3:46pm
    SCIRT has completed assessments of its current work sites and confirms there is no damage following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Hanmer.   There appears to be no issues with SCIRT’s previously repaired infrastructure.   The situation will continue to be monitored over the next few days.   SCIRT crews are resuming work this afternoon.  
  • 14 Nov 2016 - 8:30am
    SCIRT is currently assessing its work sites following last night’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. There have been no immediate reports of damage.
  • 10 Nov 2016 - 4:23pm
  • 6 Nov 2016 - 2:35pm
    Redcliffs residents now have greater security against flooding with the completion of the new Beachville Road seawall.   The 500 metre-long seawall reconstruction by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) was celebrated today at a community gathering attended by scores of locals.   New Heathcote ward councillor Sara Templeton declared the project finished with the cutting of a ribbon on Beachville Road.   “The completion of this project is fantastic for the local
  • 3 Nov 2016 - 5:21pm
    Central City SCIRT repairs on and around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges will be completed in the coming week. St Albans Edgeware Rd will be closed between Lindsay St and Allard St from Monday 7 November for repairs to the water system.
  • 31 Oct 2016 - 2:02pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) launched the CONEMOBILE today to cruise the streets rescuing lost and lonely road cones left stranded after the rebuild. After five and a half years, the SCIRT programme is winding down in December, and before its crews seal the last manhole, SCIRT is tracking down any stray road cones littering the streets.
  • 31 Oct 2016 - 10:42am
      Thank you! With your help, SCIRT has rounded up 4000 lost and lonely cones during the last five weeks and the streets are looking a lot less orange.. It’s time for the CONEMOBILE to be retired. If you see a lonely cone in your street in the future, please contact the company that is marked on it and let them know. Thanks for your help.        
  • 28 Oct 2016 - 2:41pm
    If you saw your neighbour walking through your property you might be a tad surprised but not so in Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton. It’s critical to the smooth running of a tricky SCIRT project rebuilding a retaining wall in one of Lyttelton’s narrowest streets.   Tight spot SCIRT’s Downer delivery team is working in a tight work site in Reserve Terrace, right on the doorsteps of residents’ homes, and in some properties, doorsteps have even had to be removed for the work to take place.
  • 27 Oct 2016 - 5:04pm
    Central City SCIRT work on and around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges will be completed this coming week.
  • 25 Oct 2016 - 4:20pm
    In Christchurch you are never far from a bridge. The iconic Avon River meanders through western suburbs to the central city and then through eastern suburbs on its way to the Pacific Ocean, while cutting a path through the south of the city is sister waterway the Heathcote River.   Two-thirds of the city’s bridges needed repair   Together they have had a marked impact on SCIRT’s five-year infrastructure rebuild programme. Two-thirds of the city’s road and foot bridges and culverts have required some form of repair.
  • 25 Oct 2016 - 1:41pm
    SCIRT crews are out in force to complete the last big project on Pages Road, Aranui, in SCIRT’s programme.   The work involves laying a new wastewater pipe, 100 metres long, at the top end of Pages Road, near the intersection with Anzac Drive, and resealing a big stretch of Pages Road from Anzac Drive to Shuttle Drive.   The road resealing is being tackled in sections with the first section being Portchester Street to Breezes Road, followed by Breezes Road to Shuttle Drive.  
  • 20 Oct 2016 - 5:11pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week.  Various streets in the central city will have night time manhole maintenance during October from 7pm to 6am. Two-way traffic will be maintained using give-way and stop/go systems.
  • 19 Oct 2016 - 9:47am
    A precious piece of nineteenth century Lyttelton history is being restored after major earthquake damage.   The Sutton Quay retaining wall, built around 1867 at the same time as the historic Lyttelton rail tunnel and close to the tunnel entrance, was badly damaged by the earthquakes and at risk of collapse.
  • 13 Oct 2016 - 4:49pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week. On Sunday 16 October, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 there will be night works from 8pm to 6am to complete road construction.  Various streets in the central city will have night time manhole maintenance during October from 7pm to 6am. Two-way traffic will be maintained using give-way and stop/go systems.
  • 10 Oct 2016 - 1:49pm
        The final push to repair Christchurch’s underground pipes and roads damaged in the earthquakes is well underway.   Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), a partnership between Christchurch City Council, the Government and key contractors, has nearly finished its five-year, $2.2 billion repair and rebuilding work.  
  • 6 Oct 2016 - 5:05pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed in mid-October. There will be lane reductions, northbound and southbound, on Fitzgerald Ave for the duration of the work. Night works rescheduled for Thursday 13 October, Sunday 16 October, Monday 17 October and Tuesday 18 October, 8pm-6am.