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  • 6 Nov 2016 - 1:35pm
    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 - 4:21pm
    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.
  • 31 Oct 2016 - 1:02pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) launched the CONEMOBILE today to cruise the streets rescuing lost and lonely road cones left stranded after the rebuild. After five and a half years, the SCIRT programme is winding down in December, and before its crews seal the last manhole, SCIRT is tracking down any stray road cones littering the streets.
  • 31 Oct 2016 - 9:42am
    Thank you! With your help, SCIRT has rounded up 4000 lost and lonely cones during the last five weeks and the streets are looking a lot less orange.. It’s time for the CONEMOBILE to be retired. If you see a lonely cone in your street in the future, please contact the company that is marked on it and let them know. Thanks for your help.  
  • 28 Oct 2016 - 1:41pm
    If you saw your neighbour walking through your property you might be a tad surprised but not so in Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton. It’s critical to the smooth running of a tricky SCIRT project rebuilding a retaining wall in one of Lyttelton’s narrowest streets.   Tight spot SCIRT’s Downer delivery team is working in a tight work site in Reserve Terrace, right on the doorsteps of residents’ homes, and in some properties, doorsteps have even had to be removed for the work to take place.
  • 27 Oct 2016 - 4:04pm
    Central City SCIRT work on and around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges will be completed this coming week.
  • 25 Oct 2016 - 3:20pm
    In Christchurch you are never far from a bridge. The iconic Avon River meanders through western suburbs to the central city and then through eastern suburbs on its way to the Pacific Ocean, while cutting a path through the south of the city is sister waterway the Heathcote River.   Two-thirds of the city’s bridges needed repair   Together they have had a marked impact on SCIRT’s five-year infrastructure rebuild programme. Two-thirds of the city’s road and foot bridges and culverts have required some form of repair.
  • 25 Oct 2016 - 12:41pm
    SCIRT crews are out in force to complete the last big project on Pages Road, Aranui, in SCIRT’s programme.   The work involves laying a new wastewater pipe, 100 metres long, at the top end of Pages Road, near the intersection with Anzac Drive, and resealing a big stretch of Pages Road from Anzac Drive to Shuttle Drive.   The road resealing is being tackled in sections with the first section being Portchester Street to Breezes Road, followed by Breezes Road to Shuttle Drive.  
  • 20 Oct 2016 - 4:11pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week.  Various streets in the central city will have night time manhole maintenance during October from 7pm to 6am. Two-way traffic will be maintained using give-way and stop/go systems.
  • 19 Oct 2016 - 8:47am
    A precious piece of nineteenth century Lyttelton history is being restored after major earthquake damage.   The Sutton Quay retaining wall, built around 1867 at the same time as the historic Lyttelton rail tunnel and close to the tunnel entrance, was badly damaged by the earthquakes and at risk of collapse.
  • 13 Oct 2016 - 3:49pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed this week. On Sunday 16 October, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 there will be night works from 8pm to 6am to complete road construction.  Various streets in the central city will have night time manhole maintenance during October from 7pm to 6am. Two-way traffic will be maintained using give-way and stop/go systems.
  • 10 Oct 2016 - 12:49pm
        The final push to repair Christchurch’s underground pipes and roads damaged in the earthquakes is well underway.   Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), a partnership between Christchurch City Council, the Government and key contractors, has nearly finished its five-year, $2.2 billion repair and rebuilding work.  
  • 6 Oct 2016 - 4:05pm
    Central City SCIRT work around the Fitzgerald Ave twin bridges is expected to be completed in mid-October. There will be lane reductions, northbound and southbound, on Fitzgerald Ave for the duration of the work. Night works rescheduled for Thursday 13 October, Sunday 16 October, Monday 17 October and Tuesday 18 October, 8pm-6am.
  • 30 Sep 2016 - 9:42am
    29 September 2016 Bridge back on its feet 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.Read more.
  • 29 Sep 2016 - 3:44pm
    Pages Road, one way for 3 months Pages Rd, between Anzac Drive and Breezes Road, is one-way towards the city from Monday 3 October until mid-December for SCIRT repairs to a wastewater main pipe, between Anzac Drive and Farnborough St, and road resurfacing the whole length as shown in the diagram below.. The detour for traffic heading to New Brighton is Breezes Rd, Wainoni Rd, Anzac Drive. This is the final work SCIRT needs to undertake in Pages Rd. &
  • 27 Sep 2016 - 1:44pm
    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 - 4:52pm
    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 - 11:57am
    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 - 9:59am
    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 - 5:16pm
    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 - 2:47pm
    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 - 4:37pm
    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 - 2:46pm
      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 - 1:15pm
    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.