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  • 23 Jun 2016 - 5:12pm
    Central City SCIRT works start the week of Monday 27 June on the twin bridges on Fitzgerald Ave for about 3 months. Two-way traffic is maintained but watch for traffic management.
  • 23 Jun 2016 - 10:46am
    The new Beachville seawall in Redcliff’s has now been completed after 10 months of work by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). The original wall, built in the early 1900’s, was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquakes. The broken seawall left Beachville Road and its residents vulnerable to flooding during bad weather. Built by SCIRT’s Downer delivery team, the new wall stretches 500 metres along the Heathcote/Avon Estuary. Beachville Road resident Jan Bargrove said local interest in the progress of the seawall was “huge”.
  • 23 Jun 2016 - 10:29am
    Reclaimed Australian hardwood timber is breathing new life into one of Christchurch’s oldest bridges. Helmores Lane Bridge, the city’s only surviving nineteenth century timber bridge, will live on well past its 150 years with the help of timber salvaged from two Waitaki River bridges built in 1881.
  • 16 Jun 2016 - 4:34pm
    New Works, traffic impacts On Dyers Road, Bromley, wastewater repairs are starting on Monday 20 June for about 14 weeks. Two-way traffic will be maintained but expect delays.
  • 13 Jun 2016 - 3:33pm
    When SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team moved into Blue Gum Place, it wasn’t long before the usually sleepy street evolved into a bustling hive of activity. The team was installing an underground pump station only centimetres away from a property, so steps needed to be taken to reduce the impact of their work on nearby residents.
  • 10 Jun 2016 - 3:09pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has won a prestigious award for restoring the iconic Christchurch war memorial the Bridge of Remembrance to its former glory. Last night SCIRT was announced equal winner of the Public Realm - Saved and Restored Award - at the 2016 Canterbury Heritage Awards for its complex two and a half year project restoring and strengthening the Memorial Arch on the Bridge of Remembrance.
  • 9 Jun 2016 - 5:52pm
    Central City Durham Street Overbridge will be closed overnight on Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June from 8pm to 5am for lifting of two piers for repairs.  From Tuesday 7 June for about 4 weeks Moorhouse Ave, between Antigua St and Stewart St, going west will be reduced to 2 lanes from 3 lanes for wastewater works.
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 3:16pm
    2 June 2016 Rebuilding it stronger One of SCIRT's key commitments is to rebuild the earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure to a more resilient state than it was before. Find out how we're doing this.
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 2:54pm
    2 May 2016 Aranui pump stations open New Zealand’s newest wastewater pumping stations were officially opened in Aranui. Located on Pages Road the two stations together service the wastewater needs of up to one-sixth of Christchurch residents. 
  • 8 Jun 2016 - 2:19pm
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  • 3 Jun 2016 - 4:40pm
    As first published in the Future Christchurch Update.   A large-scale Christchurch City Council-led road resurfacing programme will follow the work of Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) when SCIRT finishes the last of its rebuild and repair programme.   The Council has been preparing to continue with work on the city’s horizontal infrastructure when the SCIRT programme of work ends.   SCIRT is an alliance that was set up by the Council, New Zealand Gov
  • 2 Jun 2016 - 5:20pm
    Expect delays during the Christchurch Marathon on Sunday 5 June which will require road closures and detours through the CBD, Avonside, Burwood and Wainoni. Please refer to www.tfc.govt.nzfor details.
  • 31 May 2016 - 2:09pm
    SCIRT on your street is one thing, but SCIRT on your driveway, outside your front door is a whole other experience. Aranui resident, Christina Pamatangi, knows this all too well. For the past two years, SCIRT’s City Care and Fletcher teams have been installing new vacuum wastewater technology in Aranui to ensure that waste continues to flow the right way if Christchurch experiences further earthquakes.
  • 30 May 2016 - 2:33pm
    The rain last week might be an unwelcome end to Christchurch’s Indian summer for some, but it’s been a real boon for newly seeded grass berms in Rowses Road, Aranui. SCIRT’s City Care team is putting the final touches on installing a new vacuum wastewater system in 17 streets across Aranui. Replanting the 2.5 meter wide grass berms after wastewater tanks have been installed below ground has been a real challenge.
  • 27 May 2016 - 9:42am
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has featured in a new publication celebrating the innovative solutions that have been created in Canterbury in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
  • 27 May 2016 - 8:51am
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work on the repair of the historic Helmores Lane Bridge after confirmation of design changes. Helmores Lane Bridge is a Category 11 listed structure by Heritage New Zealand. Built in 1866, it is the only surviving nineteenth century timber bridge of its kind in Christchurch. Some hardwood timber piles from the longer of the two dismantled Waitaki bridges are being used for the repair of the 150 year-old timber bridge which crosses the Avon River in Fendalton.
  • 26 May 2016 - 4:55pm
    Barbadoes Street, Central City Wastewater repairs are currently taking place on Barbadoes St between Worcester St and Nova Place. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Detours will be in place for westbound traffic on Gloucester St crossing Barbadoes St.    North Avon Road, Richmond
  • 25 May 2016 - 11:53am
    Thinking outside the trench When SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team moved into Blue Gum Place, it wasn’t long before the usually sleepy street evolved into a bustling hive of activity. Their job was to install an underground wastewater pump station, a high impact task that involved digging two large holes up to five metres deep.
  • 19 May 2016 - 4:34pm
    Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge SCIRT repairs to Moorhouse Ave Overbridge have been completed with celebrations on Thursday at which Mayor Lianne Dalziel drove over the bridge in a 1964 Ford Zephyr, the same year the bridge was built.
  • 19 May 2016 - 10:24am
    The completion of earthquake repairs to Christchurch’s Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge was celebrated today with a drive over by Mayor Lianne Dalziel in a classic 1964 Ford Zephyr.   The overbridge was built in 1964 and was badly damaged during the 2011 earthquakes. SCIRT began permanent repair work last February and repairs have been completed five months ahead of schedule.    Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said, “The Mk III Zephyr was an iconic car of my generation.
  • 13 May 2016 - 4:42pm
    The Office of the Auditor General has praised the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) for its work on repairing Christchurch’s earthquake damaged pipes and roads. The OAG’s “Performance Audit Report”  released this week examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance of SCIRT. The OAG also looked at the culture of SCIRT and was impressed. “SCIRT has a continuous improvement culture that identifies, shares and applies lessons and innovations,” the OAG says.
  • 12 May 2016 - 4:57pm
    Progress on key commuter routes Wainoni Rd has reopened to two way traffic. Traffic management and works are still in place in the area. Moorhouse Ave Overbridge has returned to two lanes in either direction as repairs to the bridge near completion. Shirley Rd is expected to return to two-way traffic this week. Travis Road, New Brighton, part road closure
  • 11 May 2016 - 2:50pm
    One of the key commitments of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is to return the earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure to the Christchurch City Council in a more resilient state than it was before. At the heart of SCIRT’s five-year programme of works, one of the biggest civil construction undertakings in New Zealand history, is the promise “to create resilient infrastructure that gives people security and confidence in the future of Christchurch”.
  • 5 May 2016 - 5:11pm
    Pages Road Bridge- closed midnight to 5.30am, Sunday 8 May - Friday 13 May From Sunday 8 May to Friday 13 May SCIRT night works on Pages Road Bridge will require the closing of the bridge from around midnight until 5.30am. The detour bridge is Wainoni Road Bridge. Travis Road, New Brighton, part road closure From Tuesday 10 May Travis Rd, between Blue Gum Place and Atlantis St, will be closed for SCIRT wastewater, storm water and road repairs which will take about 2 months.
  • 29 Apr 2016 - 4:02pm
    Eight months of trenches at your door, dust, noise, traffic diversions, and limited access to your home and shops, could be enough to try the patience of a saint. SCIRT’s been fortunate that Rob and Jan Bargrove, who live metres from the Beachville Road seawall in Redcliffs, say it’s been worth it. The Bargroves, who have a view of SCIRT works from their kitchen window, say, “Without noise, there’s no progress. There’s been dust that blows all over the house and vibration that makes your whole house shake, but it’s progress so we are grateful.