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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • 21 Jul 2014 - 4:47pm
    Workers locating underground services in the central city got more than they bargained for when they came across the remains of a jaw with "big teeth." The bone - which archaeologists say belonged to a cow - was recently found at SCIRT’s Gloucester St site. McConnell Dowell is installing a new wastewater main at the moment along the street.
  • 18 Jul 2014 - 2:34pm
    Central City St Asaph/ Manchester intersection Monday and Tuesday, 21 and 22 July: No southbound journeys on Manchester after 9 am Monday, from the St Asaph St intersection. SCIRT’s Downer team will be working in the intersection to half way along St Asaph St to Madras St.
  • 17 Jul 2014 - 4:10pm
    The new McCormacks Bay Road / Main Road intersection opened to one-way traffic today (Thursday, 17 July). The intersection is only open to eastbound traffic initially, towards Redcliffs, due to wastewater works by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews along McCormacks Bay Road. The intersection has been realigned about 80 metres east of the old intersection to provide better and safer separation between McCormacks Bay Road and Mt Pleasant Road.
  • 16 Jul 2014 - 8:28am
      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 Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info
  • 14 Jul 2014 - 4:36pm
    No sooner had Cherry Dong taken over as the new owner of Beat Street Café than there was a knock at the door from SCIRT’s City Care team. They were paying a visit to let her know of upcoming wastewater repairs on Barbadoes Street, from Chester Street East to Armagh Street- right on the café’s doorstep and sunny side. The quirky café is on the corner of Armagh Street and Barbadoes Street and is a regular spot for commuters on the way into town and for local residents. The building was a bike shop for at least 60 years and before that it was rumoured to be a butcher’s shop.
  • 14 Jul 2014 - 2:53pm
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  • 11 Jul 2014 - 1:44pm
    Central City New Regent St open for business, access each end SCIRT crews are currently working on either side of New Regent St, but maintaining access to the shops. There will always be one end of this retail area with good pedestrian access. • Armagh St is westbound between Manchester and Colombo. • Gloucester St from Colombo to Manchester is currently closed to traffic, but will reopen eastbound Tuesday, then two-way Thursday.
  • 11 Jul 2014 - 12:52pm
    SCIRT traffic controller Sonny Makiri is a natural at his job – ensuring people safely navigate McCormacks Bay Road with trenches and machinery the daily norm. Plus he keeps the road crews safe and keeps an eye out for people enjoying the McCormacks Bay park area or walking their dogs around the estuary/ Ihutai, close to SCIRT’s work sites.
  • 11 Jul 2014 - 12:40pm
    After 113 years in position, the Antigua St footbridge was cut free and lifted skywards one chilly evening in early July.  For all its life the bridge had a flat deck, but the earthquake squeezed it slightly creating a bow and a humped deck. SCIRT’s Downer team is repairing and rebuilding the bridge off site and replacing the old broken deck with a new concrete platform.
  • 11 Jul 2014 - 9:39am
    With the Horotane Valley bridge repair coming to an end, the steel beams used while the bridge was jacked up were all ready to head for the scrap yard. That was until a Horotane local, also a senior station officer at the Woolston Fire Station, spotted a further use for the beams. Peter McGrail asked SCIRT’s Fletcher team if one more use could be wrung out of these large beams – to help train USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) teams in Christchurch.
  • 10 Jul 2014 - 3:40pm
    A lone man pauses outside the gates surrounding what remains of the Gayhurst Road bridge. Before him a nine-tonne slab of the bridge deck hovers in the sky from the end of a crane hoist. He lifts his camera, snaps a few shots of the moment in history, then carries on his way.The 60-year-old bridge is a shadow of its former self after the bridge deck was carefully deconstructed piece by piece by SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell crew.With a temporary footbridge in place for pedestrians and cyclists, the demolition began last month and in two weeks the bridge deck was completely gone.
  • 10 Jul 2014 - 2:29pm
    Melissa Parsons, Avonhead poet and writer, caught SCIRT’s attention recently with her thoughtful poem about the Christchurch rebuild and the proliferation of road cones on our streets. (See our earlier story.)
  • 8 Jul 2014 - 4:33pm
    When SCIRT team Fulton Hogan reopened the Main Road causeway in November last year it was too hot and dry to landscape the ‘rain gardens’ - the strip of garden between the road and the new Coastal Pathway.  However, over the last couple of wintery weeks Evergreen Landscaping have been out along the causeway doing just that - planting the rain gardens, the finishing touch to the Coastal Pathway. Why bother with plants at all?
  • 8 Jul 2014 - 3:58pm
    Hamish Williams, an archaeologist for Underground Overground Archaeology, is standing in a chilly storage office carefully opening plastic zip-lock bags filled with artefact treasure, some of it fairly grimy.
  • 8 Jul 2014 - 2:08pm
    *SCIRT is asking Sumner and Redcliffs residents to avoid flushing their toilets or setting their dishwashers or washing machines onto late night cycles this Wednesday night, 9 July from about 10 pm. SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team has to do a major reconnection of wastewater pipes which will take three to four hours to complete. Work will start after midnight 10 July and be completed by 4 am. The less waste water in the pipes, the better for the crew doing the work.
  • 4 Jul 2014 - 4:27pm
    This weekend :  Port Hills Road - Sunday, 6 July, expect delays, watch out for Stop/ Go people Please watch out for delays Sunday, 6 July, from 7.30am to 5.00pm at the underbridge along Port Hills Road. This work is the first part to be undertaken over the next few months on strengthening these bridge piers. A stop-go-system will be in place. CENTRAL CITY
  • 2 Jul 2014 - 5:59am
    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 Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info
  • 1 Jul 2014 - 3:55pm
    The aim of SCIRT’s monthly traffic management awards is to encourage and recognise people managing traffic on SCIRT sites. These hard-working individuals make sure everyone gets through and around road work sites safely and with minimum delay. The traffic management system also has to protect the crews, working close to moving cars and trucks.
  • 1 Jul 2014 - 3:04pm
    Although you can’t always see the activity on South Brighton’s Bridge St bridge deck when you drive past, there is lots of work happening under the bridge. The installation of the piles is running on schedule and considerable progress has been made so far. SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team has completed the demolition of the abutments on either sides and three of the eight piles are installed. Once the piles are installed plus new abutments, the bridge deck can be lowered. The deck has been jacked up since mid-December 2013 to allow for the new abutments to be built.
  • 1 Jul 2014 - 1:23pm
    This historic footbridge, near the Antigua Boatsheds, cafe and punting operation, was removed from its site,  close to 8 pm on Tuesday night. (1 July).  A crane lifted the 12.2 tonne bridge structure onto a flatbed truck. Originally this work was to happen last year, however complications with a Chorus cable under the bridge delayed this restoration project by SCIRT’s Downer team.
  • 30 Jun 2014 - 6:26pm
    A SCIRT roading and bridge crew found themselves on a rescue mission recently. They were removing geotextile material (like heavy windbreak fabric) from the embankment near Horotane bridge/overpass, off the main road to the Lyttelton Tunnel. Amongst the fabric was a trio of sleepy hitchhikers – native skinks.*
  • 27 Jun 2014 - 4:57pm
    Thanks to everyone who is taking care near pedestrians and cyclists and slowing through road work sites. Central City Lichfield St/ Oxford Tce intersection will have lane closures all day Saturday, 28 June, 7 am to 6 pm for pipe-lining.  If you driving close to Re:Start or through the city using Durham St be aware there may be delays.