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  • 31 Jul 2015 - 5:47pm
    Choosing the winner from the latest round of Bill Perry Safety Award applications was a challenging task for SCIRT’s General Manager, Ian Campbell.    Four of SCIRT’s Delivery Teams – City Care, Fletcher, Fulton Hogan, and Downer – submitted an impressive range of award applications, demonstrating their commitment to workplace safety.    City Care won for its purpose built training and development facility based in Hornby. 
  • 31 Jul 2015 - 5:35pm
        Central city update • Durham St is down to two lanes near the Moorhouse Ave intersection for about three weeks. Expect delays in this area. Use alternative routes if possible, such as Antigua St, Barbadoes St or Colombo St. • The U-turn bays under the Moorhouse Ave overbridge are closed.
  • 24 Jul 2015 - 4:03pm
      Avonside Drive Avonside Dr is closed to eastbound traffic, between Fitzgerald Ave and Stanmore Rd, for about two weeks. Please use other routes. Follow the detours for traffic and pedestrians.   Central city update From Monday, Durham St will be down to two lanes between St Asaph St and Moorhouse Ave due to trench work to replace wastewater pipes. This will be in place until Friday, August 8.
  • 20 Jul 2015 - 12:55pm
    Thank you for subscribing to SCIRT's monthly e-newsletter. We are always keen to receive your feedback so if you have any comments, please send them to us at info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 17 Jul 2015 - 4:12pm
    Avonside Drive Avonside Dr will be closed to eastbound traffic, between Fitzgerald Ave and Stanmore Rd, from Wednesday 22 July for about two weeks. Commuters are advised to take alternative routes. Follow the detours for traffic and pedestrians.   Central city update Moorhouse Ave  The U-turn bays under the Moorhouse overbridge are closed.
  • 14 Jul 2015 - 3:43pm
    Melissa Wright – Mel to her friends – is a young graduate engineer who has proved her Year 13 high school dean wrong on two counts. Firstly, she did go to university and graduated well, despite the discouraging opinion of her dean at Wellington’s Sacred Heart College. Secondly, after her dean’s advice to go to polytech as she was “too hands-on” for university study, Mel is now one of a minority of fresh engineering graduates working on a new piece of infrastructure.
  • 14 Jul 2015 - 1:30pm
      SCIRT’s quake-strengthening and major repairs of the Triumphal Arch and the Bridge of Remembrance continue to progress well.    Recently, SCIRT’s Downer team lowered a massive top beam into the historic arch. This 8.2tonne beam includes a central sliding plate designed to allow the structure to rock in future tremors.
  • 10 Jul 2015 - 3:55pm
    Central city update Moorhouse Ave overbridge The U-turn bays under the Moorhouse overbridge will be closed from Monday 13 July. This affects traffic travelling eastbound that use the turning bay to access the Harvey Norman Centre.
  • 9 Jul 2015 - 4:19pm
    A decision about how the wastewater network will be repaired in the Parklands and North New Brighton area has been made. The decision is that the pressure wastewater network will not be further extended in the Parklands and North New Brighton area. The damaged gravity wastewater system will be repaired and this community will keep its current mix of gravity and pressure wastewater systems. The story so far
  • 3 Jul 2015 - 5:31pm
    School’s out! While there may be less traffic during school holidays, there will be more children out and about in the city, especially at KidsFest events. Stay alert - keep an eye out for children when driving. New work – Riccarton  Straven Rd, Kilmarnock St and Kahu Rd intersection 
  • 26 Jun 2015 - 5:10pm
  • 26 Jun 2015 - 11:17am
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team celebrated the recent completion of the Main Road three laning project with local residents at a recent ‘Cup of Tea by the Sea’ meeting, organised by the Mt Pleasant Residents Association.    The Main Road three laning project, which started after the Causeway was completed in late 2013, included repairing earthquake damaged pipes as well as repairing and widening the road.
  • 19 Jun 2015 - 5:12pm
    The best place for news is here  for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works.   What road should I use getting across and through the central city? (Thanks to the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre for this advice)   Southbound (towards Port Hills) If you are headed south, use Barbadoes St or Fitzgerald Ave or after Tuesday, Durham St.   West
  • 19 Jun 2015 - 11:26am
    On a cold autumn morning, with the leaves crunching on the ground, the old Carlton Mill footbridge was hoisted into the air and taken away, making way for a new and improved bridge.   SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team started work on the footbridge last month. The bridge, used by pedestrians and cyclists, was badly damaged in the earthquakes and is being demolished and rebuilt. Work on the new bridge is expected to take around six months.
  • 16 Jun 2015 - 6:55am
    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 info@scirt.co.nz Twitter comment is @SCIRT_info To unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page.
  • 15 Jun 2015 - 10:27am
    Christchurch Polytech/ CPIT broadcasting student Annabella Garwood, originally from Nelson, was intrigued to find that the number of women working in trades and building/ engineering in Christchurch has quadrupled since the earthquakes – from around 2,000 to closer to 8,000. Christchurch now leads New Zealand for the percentage of women workingin construction - albeit off a small base.
  • 12 Jun 2015 - 4:35pm
    SCIRT teams speak to Christchurch residents every day and frequently get useful feedback either through face-to-face conversations or from phone calls following up a work notice in their letter box.
  • 12 Jun 2015 - 3:45pm
    The best place for traffic news is here.  "Transport for Christchurch" - TFC - is constantly updating accidents, updates and has excellent maps showing one-ways and road works - SCIRT and non-SCIRT.   Thanks to everyone who is slowing down around road work sites.   What road should I use getting across and through the central city? (Thanks to the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre for this advice)   Southbound (towards Port
  • 11 Jun 2015 - 3:24pm
    SCIRT’s Fletcher team had a team-building session on Brighton beach the end of the workday last Friday – picking up plastic and rubbish in the dunes.   “In an hour we managed to pick up about five cubic metres of assorted rubbish including televisions, scooters, an ocean of cigarette butts and a decomposing baby seal,” said Fletcher’s environmental advisor, David Kuru.   The team were also slightly diverted by the sight of all the open Venus clam shells on the beach at sunset as their cell phone shots show.  
  • 11 Jun 2015 - 1:12pm
    With central city work hitting a hard pace south of St Asaph St to Moorhouse Ave for the next few weeks, Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB invited Ian Campbell, SCIRT general manager onto his show this week.   Newstalk ZB morning talkback host Chris Lynch
  • 10 Jun 2015 - 2:43pm
    If you usually travel through the central city in the area between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave, expect extra delays during June.   SCIRT teams are working extra hard in the area doing wastewater and storm water repairs. This is part of a push to finish SCIRT work in the central city.    Commuters should take an alternative route, or build in extra time to avoid being late. Here’s an overview of where the busy spots will be. 
  • 9 Jun 2015 - 10:58am
    One of the biggest parts of SCIRT’s work is repairing and rebuilding wastewater pump stations.  Two large, inter-connected pump stations in the east were recently “commissioned” which means fully tested, turned on and now operating.     As well as being more earthquake-resilient, these big, efficient pumping stations will also help reduce overflows of wastewater into the Avon River/ Otakaro.
  • 8 Jun 2015 - 2:00pm
    The Christchurch City Council is the first council in New Zealand to launch issue-reporting phone applications. Residents can now report issues such as overflowing rubbish bins and pot holes instantly to Christchurch City Council from their mobile phones.
  • 5 Jun 2015 - 4:25pm
    The best place for traffic news, SCIRT and non-SCIRT, is www.tfc.govt.nz  for updates and maps showing one-ways and road works and events travel advice.  
  • 2 Jun 2015 - 4:24pm
    The Redcliffs stretch of Main Road is still a work in progress but the causeway to the Ferrymead bridge new three-laning project has got its final coat of tarseal.   SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team recently finished the tarsealing between Scott Park, near the Ferrymead bridge, and McCormacks Bay Road/ the start of the causeway.