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  • 26 Feb 2016 - 1:36pm
    Parklands resident Dawn, helped celebrate a Christchurch rebuild milestone this week as the recipient of the Stronger Christchurch’s Rebuild Team’s (SCIRT) 1.5 millionth Work Notice. That’s more than four Work Notices for every person in Christchurch city since the SCIRT programme began in 2011. Delivered to letterboxes around the city and written in plain language with plenty of maps and diagrams, Work Notices tell people what’s happening with SCIRT work in their area.
  • 25 Feb 2016 - 5:26pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work in 2016 and at times that will impact on local businesses. Please go out of your way to support them   Durham Street overbridge is closed for three nights this coming week The Durham Street overbridge is being closed from 8pm to 5am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 1- March 3.
  • 24 Feb 2016 - 3:50pm
    It’s not every day you get to become an engineer, but several children from Fairleigh Kindergarten were lucky enough to don a hard hat and high viz jacket when SCIRT came to visit.   Fendalton’s Garden Road is currently a hive of activity as SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team continues replacing a wastewater main down the middle of the street.   Safety on the street   The construction crew is more than half way through the project and as the SCIRT worksite passes in front of Fairleigh Kindergarten, SCIRT
  • 22 Feb 2016 - 1:42pm
    Hydro demolition robot ‘Geo’ is providing faster, safer results for SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team working on the Southern Relief project in Linwood. The thought of repairing underground pipe cracks with a hand held lance, in a confined space, is enough to make any health and safety officer concerned and a crew member’s blood pressure rise. This is the challenge that McConnell Dowell and subcontractor Concrete Treatments NZ (CTNZ) faced when repairing the Southern Relief, a wastewater trunk main that was significantly damaged in the earthquakes.
  • 19 Feb 2016 - 2:16pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work in 2016 and at times that will impact on local businesses. Please go out of your way to support them   Hills Road, Shirley, partly closed for night works from Sunday 21 February
  • 19 Feb 2016 - 2:09pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Team (SCIRT) has launched into the final year of its programme of work repairing the city’s earthquake-damaged pipes, roads, bridges and retaining walls and is on track to get the job done by December 2016. For SCIRT 2016 will be another big and busy year. It is SCIRT’s last year to complete its five-year programme of horizontal infrastructure repairs. It has been a big job, and SCIRT thanks Christchurch people for continuing to make workers feel welcome in their communities.
  • 15 Feb 2016 - 9:11am
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is continuing checks of its more than 140 work sites, including a number of substantial projects in Parklands, New Brighton and other eastern suburbs. Preliminary checks have not identified any issues, and SCIRT expects to have completed its full assessments by the end of the day on Tuesday.
  • 14 Feb 2016 - 4:44pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has been out checking its sites and no issues have been identified as a result of this afternoon’s earthquake.   Site assessments will continue, however no damage or safety concerns with SCIRT sites have been reported.   SCIRT has offered to provide the Christchurch City Council with any assistance if required.
  • 11 Feb 2016 - 5:02pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work for 2016 and at times that will impact on local businesses.
  • 11 Feb 2016 - 4:47pm
    If you drive over Pages Road Bridge, you’ve also been driving over a small crew working hard on its repair underneath. SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell crew have been on-site since December last year. Working from a boat, the crew constructed one metre wide platforms under the bridge to keep them out of the water while they complete repairs. They are repairing cracks in the piers and wing walls, relocating the services running along the footpath under the bridge, and road repairs. When finished, the bridge will be stronger, and provide a smooth ride for motorists.
  • 5 Feb 2016 - 9:56am
    Oxford Terrace, central city, partly one-way   Oxford Terrace is one-way between Armagh Street and Worcester Street while SCIRT is repairing the historic Gloucester Street Bridge in the central city which will take about 11 months. Pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to use the bridge for the duration of the work.
  • 4 Feb 2016 - 5:13pm
    “Trenchless technology” for the repair of underground pipe infrastructure is offering significant benefits over traditional open-cut methods in the Christchurch rebuild in many less damaged areas. As with all newly-introduced technology, SCIRT encountered teething problems initially. But as a result a lot was learned about the implementation of the “no dig” methods, enabling SCIRT to update and refine its quality assurance processes.
  • 4 Feb 2016 - 10:31am
    2 February 2016 Sumner Road retaining walls Exciting new drone footage shows the extensive repairs underway on Lyttelton's Sumner Road. 
  • 1 Feb 2016 - 3:47pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team has been beavering away repairing infrastructure in the Woolston area since early 2012. Local ground conditions meant the infrastructure in this area suffered significant damage in the earthquakes and it has been a big job for the team installing new pressure wastewater systems on private properties, rebuilding a major wastewater pump station in Alport Place, repairing wastewater mains, and repairing roads. Work will be completed by the end of this year.
  • 28 Jan 2016 - 4:57pm
    Schools re-open this week after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • 28 Jan 2016 - 4:55pm
    Wastewater is never a pleasant subject but for the mice of Christchurch some of the earthquake damaged pipes have apparently become their favourite place to hang out. During a routine camera investigation of an Exeter Street pipe in Lyttelton, SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team bumped into this little adorable rodent. The mouse had settled quite comfortably inside the damaged wastewater pipe.  
  • 27 Jan 2016 - 5:41pm
    Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has discovered the remains of what could be the oldest brick barrel sewer pipe in Christchurch.   In the course of digging in Tuam Street, east of Fitzgerald Avenue, for the laying of a new water main, SCIRT’s Downer team discovered slightly curved brick walls underground.   Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd archaeologist Hamish Williams said historical research confirmed the bricks walls were likely to be what was left of Christchurch’s original sewerage system.
  • 21 Jan 2016 - 4:29pm
      Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is ramping up its work for 2016 and at times that will impact on local businesses.
  • 20 Jan 2016 - 3:26pm
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  • 19 Jan 2016 - 9:18am
    Michael Corcoran, Warren Robertson and Tony Riley are one of the 100 families that have won tickets to a SCIRT Family Fun Day show at this month’s Buskers Festival. SCIRT ran a competition late last year that asked entrants to say in 15 words or less, why they needed a good laugh at the SCIRT World Buskers Festival. Like many families who won tickets Michael’s family entered because they needed some light relief after they lost their home in the February earthquake. Their winning entry was, ‘the loss of our home in the quake, who could refuse a laugh for free!’
  • 15 Jan 2016 - 9:32am
    Please allow extra time for travelling on popular commuter routes and consider others if possible because the roads will be busier this coming week as more people return to work after the Christmas-New Year holidays.   Woodham Rd - Gloucester St intersection, restrictions for about 4 months From Monday 18 January wastewater repairs will result in lane reductions and turning restrictions at the Woodham Rd - Gloucester St intersection. Temporary lights will be in place to help traffic flow.
  • 14 Jan 2016 - 11:07am
    Exciting new drone footage shows the extensive repairs underway on Lyttelton’s Sumner Road.    The popular route for heavy traffic heading to and from the Port of Lyttelton has been closed since the earthquakes of 2011.   SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has spent the last four years repairing several retaining walls on Sumner Road and this new footage shows an award winning innovative repair method in action.   A crane lifted work ac
  • 7 Jan 2016 - 5:37pm
    New works on key routes Please allow extra time for travelling and consider other routes if possible because the roads will be busier this coming week as more people return to work after the Christmas - New Year holidays  
  • 17 Dec 2015 - 5:47pm
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is packing up the cones and parking up the diggers for two weeks over Christmas. SCIRT is taking a break in its infrastructure programme from 23 December to 5 January for the Christmas holidays.  Its 135 worksites will be closed for that time. SCIRT wants to thank Christchurch people for their patience and co-operation while it completes essential earthquake repairs.   New works on main routes in the New Year   
  • 17 Dec 2015 - 5:30pm
    Pages Road is returning to two-way traffic tomorrow after a year of being one-way for repairs to the earthquake-damaged wastewater system.   A large part of Pages Road was restricted to one-way traffic in January this year so the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) could complete laying seven new wastewater pipes under Pages Road.   The new pipes are a large, two kilometre long wastewater pressure main, and six smaller wastewater pipes which are part of a new, more resilient vacuum wastewater system in Aranui.