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  • 27 Sep 2016 - 2:44pm
    One of Christchurch’s busiest bridges has its feet back on the ground after spending the last ten months being raised and lowered for earthquake repairs. The 39 year-old Durham Street Overbridge sustained significant damage in the Canterbury earthquakes. Its reinforced concrete beams, the pier heads which support the deck of the bridge, were left cracked and crumbling and required rebuilding. The year-long repair project has been completed by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) with minimal inconvenience to the public.
  • 22 Sep 2016 - 5:52pm
    Central City Bealey Ave has reduced lanes near the intersection with Champion St from Monday 19 September for about a week for wastewater repairs. Please follow traffic signs. SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to take another month.
  • 22 Sep 2016 - 12:44pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has won a prestigious award from the Canterbury business community.   SCIRT was last night awarded the 2016 Champion Infrastructure Trades Award for a medium-large enterprise at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards.     SCIRT Executive General Manager Ian Campbell says, “This award recognises ex
  • 20 Sep 2016 - 12:57pm
    State of the art information systems and masses of data about the city’s infrastructure assets is flowing into the Council and will give Christchurch the sharpest picture of its assets of any local authority in New Zealand.   Critical to this huge transfer of data is a suite of innovative business information systems built from scratch and under time pressure by a specialist team at SCIRT.
  • 20 Sep 2016 - 10:59am
    Most of our work is below ground, so it was unusual when SCIRT took to the air to access a particularly precarious site. We brought in a helicopter to drop in a drilling rig to stabilise rocks above our work site in Evans Pass Road, above Sumner.
  • 15 Sep 2016 - 6:16pm
    Central City Bealey Ave has reduced lanes near the intersection with Champion St from Monday 19 September for about a week for wastewater repairs. Please follow traffic signs.
  • 12 Sep 2016 - 1:47pm
    With only five per cent of its $2.2 billion horizontal infrastructure repair programme to go, Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) and Christchurch City Council are working closely to ensure a smooth transition to the Council. Spending on the SCIRT programme of work has passed the $2 billion mark with 95 per cent of the repair of the city’s underground pipes and roads physically completed.
  • 8 Sep 2016 - 5:37pm
    Central City Moorhouse Ave, from Friday 9 September for about 4 days, will have reduced lanes for westbound traffic near the intersection with Montreal St. There is no right turn from Moorhouse Ave and not left turn from Moorhouse Ave into Montreal Street (south).
  • 8 Sep 2016 - 3:46pm
      Over the last five years the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has fielded many questions from the public over its hot line. SCIRT’s approach to rebuilding the roads has been a talking point. The most common questions about the roads are these:
  • 7 Sep 2016 - 2:15pm
    31 August Huge investment in city wastewater networks Christchurch has come a long way since the last portaloos faded from sight in late 2012. SCIRT reflects on the huge amount of underground work carried out repairing the city’s sewerage system. Read more.
  • 5 Sep 2016 - 5:16pm
    Little Hagley Park rang out with the pitter patter of cloven hooves today as sheep gambolled across the restored 150-year-old Helmore’s Lane Bridge in a tribute to its early days as a route for driving stock to Riccarton Market Yards. The sheep joined in the celebration of the re-opening of the city’s only surviving nineteenth century timber bridge, Helmore’s Lane Bridge, after five months of major repairs by SCIRT.
  • 1 Sep 2016 - 6:13pm
    Central City Moorhouse Ave will have reduced lanes on late Friday 2 September and Saturday 3 September near the intersection of Moorhouse and Ferry Road, for SCIRT repairs of a heritage brick barrel storm water pipe.
  • 1 Sep 2016 - 4:31pm
    Beneath Christchurch streets there’s another pipe that’s flowing with something that’s becoming as important as water and waste - internet data. Synchronising SCIRT’s major upgrade of Christchurch’s horizontal infrastructure with Enable’s deployment of new fibre infrastructure wherever possible is helping to avoid community disruption and save money as both programmes roll out across the city.
  • 31 Aug 2016 - 10:18am
    At the top of one of Lyttelton’s steepest streets, an anchor buried two metres underground was the last thing SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team expected to dig up, even in the charming portside town. The anchor was unearthed while the delivery team was carrying out repairs to the wastewater, storm water and water supply networks throughout Lyttelton and the Bays. The crew discovered the 1.6 metre long cast iron anchor near the peak of Hawkhurst Road while repairing a pipe connecting to a brick barrel storm water pipe from 1885.
  • 30 Aug 2016 - 11:15am
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team’s (SCIRT) work in Merivale is progressing well with the first stage of repairing an earthquake-damaged manhole and wastewater pipe outside 23 Aikmans Road almost completed. SCIRT’s equipment and road cones are expected to be removed at the end of next week. The work has taken longer than first expected because of high ground water conditions encountered when excavating a trench around the manhole. More time was required to brace the manhole and keep the trench safe with a special shoring system.
  • 25 Aug 2016 - 6:48pm
    Quality nineteenth century ceramics and glassware have been discovered more than 1.5 metres underground in Richmond. The discovery was made while SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell delivery team was trenching this month in Sorensens Place, off Swanns Road, in order to build a manhole.  Deep inside a circular 19th century brick-lined well the crew found ceramics and glass bottles, ash, charcoal and the bones of animals.    The bricks of the well appeared at a depth of 1.48 metres and went deeper than the 2.45 metre depth needed for the manhole.
  • 25 Aug 2016 - 6:09pm
    Central City Please expect delays because major SCIRT works are starting at the intersection of Moorhouse Ave and Montreal St from Friday 26 August for up to 4 days to replace storm water pipes.
  • 18 Aug 2016 - 5:51pm
    Central City Expect delays at peak traffic times from Friday 26 August when major road works start at the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Montreal Street. The works to replace storm water pipes will go from Friday through until Monday 29 August. Traffic will not be able to turn right into Montreal Street from either direction on Moorhouse Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in both directions near the worksite.
  • 15 Aug 2016 - 2:07pm
    SCIRT’s Fletcher delivery team devised an innovative solution to the risk of flooding on the complex heritage project of repairing and strengthening the 130-year-old Gloucester Street bridge. Initially, traditional scaffolding with a boarded and sealed deck was to be used for accessand environmental protection under the bridge while the team went about its work.
  • 11 Aug 2016 - 5:29pm
    Central City Stage 3 of SCIRT work on the Fitzgerald Avenue twin bridges is underway. SCIRT is relaying the wastewater main pipe across the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave, Kilmore St, and Avonside drive.
  • 11 Aug 2016 - 11:08am
    Christchurch has come a long way since the last portaloos faded from sight in late 2012. As Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) enters the final five months of its construction programme, it reflects on the huge amount of underground work carried out repairing the city’s sewerage system since SCIRT was set up in late 2011.
  • 4 Aug 2016 - 5:46pm
    Central City Stage 3 of SCIRT work on the Fitzgerald Avenue twin bridges begins the week of Monday 8 August for about 2 weeks. SCIRT is relaying the wastewater main pipe across the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave, Kilmore St, and Avonside drive.
  • 2 Aug 2016 - 5:33pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is advising cyclists on Evans Pass Road that retaining wall work is starting Wednesday 3 August closing one lane about a third of the way up the popular cycle route above Sumner. Traffic lights will be in place from Wednesday to control traffic flow around the work site.  Warnings signs will also be placed at the bottom of Evans Pass Road and at the top to alert cyclists and vehicles about the project.
  • 2 Aug 2016 - 1:43pm
    1 August  Significant milestones SCIRT is on track to complete construction on it's five-year programme of repairs and rebuilding by December 2016. Read more.
  • 29 Jul 2016 - 4:37pm
    What’s going on underground in Aranui? SCIRT has been in the streets of Aranui on local’s doorsteps since late 2013 fixing earthquake damaged underground pipes. Plenty of progress has been made with the installation of the new vacuum wastewater system which is due to be completed in August this year. SCIRT’s City Care and Fletcher teams have been installing the new, more resilient, vacuum wastewater technology over the past two years to ensure that waste continues to flow the right way if Christchurch experiences further earthquakes.