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  • 14 Feb 2017 - 11:25am
  • 1 Feb 2017 - 10:34am
    Have you ever wondered what goes on beneath our feet? In this stunning lift-the-flap picture book, you and your little ones will explore Christchurch’s hidden city. Find out where our water comes from, where it goes when you flush the toilet, and everything in between! 
  • 31 Jan 2017 - 10:47am
    SCIRT crews are back on the job again in 2017, working hard to finish off the final projects in the programme over the next few months. We’ve finished construction of 98% of more than 700 projects in the SCIRT programme, and we’re aiming to complete construction on the remaining 2% in the next few months. But the work doesn’t end there.
  • 30 Jan 2017 - 9:52am
  • 30 Jan 2017 - 9:47am
      1 December 2016 SCIRT cleans up the streets
  • 30 Jan 2017 - 9:43am
      1 November 2016 Conemobile hits the streets
  • 23 Dec 2016 - 10:46am
  • 23 Dec 2016 - 10:42am
    Santa Claus has two choices for landing strips in Aranui with both Breezes and Pages Road resealing completed last night and open for two-way traffic. SCIRT's City Care team is finishing off the line marking today and traffic management will be removed from both roads before the weekend. Everyone at SCIRT wishes you all a safe and happy Christmas. 
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 3:00pm
    The restoration of a precious part of Christchurch’s early history, the 130 year-old Gloucester Street Bridge in the central city, has been completed.   Today Hon.
  • 15 Dec 2016 - 5:24pm
    This is SCIRT’s last Traffic Update as our five and a half year construction programme is winding down. Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) produces a weekly traffic information bulletin. Please email Janine.Porter@tfc.govt.nz to be added to the email distribution list.   Central City Moorhouse Ave has underground pipe works between Selwyn St and Antigua St, starting
  • 8 Dec 2016 - 5:12pm
    This is SCIRT’s second to last Traffic Update as our five and a half year construction programme is winding down. Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) produces a weekly traffic information bulletin. Please email Janine.Porter@tfc.govt.nz to be added to the email distribution list.  
  • 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.