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  • 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.
  • 15 Dec 2015 - 4:47pm
    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. Christchurch people will be able to enjoy a couple of weeks off from the armies of road cones on the streets. As the end of the year approaches SCIRT wants to thank Christchurch people for their patiencewhile it completes essential earthquake repairs.
  • 10 Dec 2015 - 5:48pm
    Idris Rd - Glandovey Rd intersection, Fendalton, 5 - 19 January 2016 Please plan your journey while SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team replaces the water main. If possible avoid this intersection from 5 - 19 January 2016. Two-way traffic will be maintained but expect lane shifts around the intersection. There will also be turning restrictions in place. During different stages of the work it will not be possible to turn right at the intersection.
  • 8 Dec 2015 - 2:08pm
    More than 4,000 Aranui residents and their relatives and friends flocked to Wainoni Park for a day of entertainment and delicious food on Saturday 5 December. The 14th annual Affirm festival celebrates the Aranui community and showcases its talent.
  • 7 Dec 2015 - 12:55pm
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  • 4 Dec 2015 - 5:54pm
    Successful planting event livens up the berms on Rockinghorse Road   
  • 4 Dec 2015 - 4:44pm
    SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has struck gold in one of the city’s western suburbs. This prized find has no monetary value. Instead it’s the historical significance of several rubbish deposits found buried that is exciting local archaeologists. The SCIRT crew made the discovery during trenching works replacing a large section of an earthquake damaged wastewater main on Bradnor Road in Fendalton. Nineteenth century ceramic and glass artefacts were found in three separate locations along the trench line.
  • 3 Dec 2015 - 6:45pm
    Moorhouse Ave overbridge U-turn SCIRT is embracing the spirit of Christmas opening up a U-turn under the Moorhouse Ave overbridge to make shopping access easier for Christchurch people to the stores in the Harvey Norman Centre. The U-turn opened on Thursday and will stay in place until the end of the Moorhouse overbridge repair project. It is restricted to vehicles under 3.9 metres high.
  • 3 Dec 2015 - 12:55pm
    SCIRT is embracing the spirit of Christmas opening up a U-turn under the Moorhouse Avenue overbridge to make shopping access easier for Christchurch people to the stores in the Harvey Norman Centre. The U-turn opened at 10am on Thursday 3 December and will stay in place until the end of the Moorhouse overbridge repair project. The U-turn will save shoppers who are heading east from having to use a detour via Colombo, Dundas, Manchester streets and Pilgrim Place to get to the Harvey Norman Centre.
  • 2 Dec 2015 - 10:30am
    SCIRT’s Downer and Fulton Hogan teams have won top honours at the 2015 Canterbury Contractor of the Year Awards for their work on SCIRT projects. Armagh Street Bridge Downer’s repairs to Armagh Street Bridge won the award for contracts of a value between $250,000 and $1 million. Downer Project Manager, Tom Harding-Illot, says, “One of our main project challenges was how we could modify current construction techniques and materials to suit the heritage fabric of the bridge.
  • 26 Nov 2015 - 6:23pm
    Wainoni Rd – one-way for 2 weeks   Aranui commuters please allow more travelling time while Wainoni Rd is one-way for two weeks from Wednesday 2 December until mid-December If you are travelling on the eastern end of Wainoni Road towards town you will be detoured into Hampshire St, Basingstoke St, Portsmouth St and back onto Wainoni Rd.
  • 26 Nov 2015 - 4:24pm
    Commuters driving over the SCIRT repaired Bridge Street Bridge into South New Brighton will have noticed a new piece of heritage furniture in the reserve.    It is a welcome sign.    Celebrating shared experiences   The South Brighton residents going through four years of major SCIRT repairs in their neighbourhood thought it was about time to celebrate how far their community has come after the earthquakes.    They want people to know that the eastern suburbs ar
  • 24 Nov 2015 - 12:49pm
    One of Christchurch’s busiest bridges is poised for an uplifting ten months. The 38 year old Durham Street Bridge sustained significant damage in the Canterbury earthquakes. The reinforced concrete beams, the pier heads which support the deck of the bridge, are cracked and crumbling. After an initial three months of earthquake repair work by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), the Durham Street Bridge has reached its first milestone.
  • 23 Nov 2015 - 2:23pm
    Working in the middle of one Christchurch’s busiest roads is not a job for the faint hearted. Up to 30,000 vehicles a day travel down Papanui Road. One of the above ground challenges for SCIRT’s Fletcher team is keeping the traffic flowing and workers safe while they repair the earthquake damaged wastewater pipes under the road. Works on Papanui Road An army of orange
  • 20 Nov 2015 - 5:22pm
    Night time closure of Durham St Bridge in Sydenham   The Durham St Bridge is closing overnight on Wednesday 25 November and Thursday 26 November from 8pm to 5am for earthquake repairs. The Durham St Bridge is a busy route with just over 11,000 vehicles a day using it. Please use other routes on Wednesday and Thursday between 8pm and 5am.
  • 19 Nov 2015 - 5:10pm
    An important part of the new Redcliffs seawall on Beachville Road that provides extra strength and protection ­is hidden underwater. Following the February 22, 2011 earthquake, the ground under the seawall (built about 90 years ago) succumbed to lateral spread, causing about half a kilometre of the seawall to bow outward, no longer providing protection for nearby properties. In three places no wall was left at all.
  • 18 Nov 2015 - 10:46am
    SCIRT has launched a competition to give away free tickets to Christchurch residents to next January’s SCIRT World Buskers Festival.    SCIRT Executive General Manager, Ian Campbell says it’s a way the organisation can directly thank the people of Christchurch for their support over the past four years.   “People all around the city have been very patient with the disruption to their lives that our work has caused, and it’s one way we can say thank you for being so patient with us.”   The competiti
  • 12 Nov 2015 - 5:14pm
    Northern Commuters- Innes Rd changes - expect delays On Wednesday 18 November and Friday 20 November there will be no entry from Innes Road onto QE11 Drive. Detour route is Hills Rd, Akaroa St, Briggs Rd and Marshland Rd. The left turning lane from QE11 Dr onto Innes Road will be closed for 2 days from Monday 16 November but another lane can be used to turn left. SCIRT sweeps up at the Canstruction Awards 2015
  • 12 Nov 2015 - 4:11pm
    The army of road cones has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of many locals since the Christchurch rebuild began. Earlier this year a small handwritten sign mysteriously appeared on a SCIRT work site near Sumner stating, “Thank you to all the road workers”. 
  • 11 Nov 2015 - 3:51pm
    SCIRT’s City Care team took out two awards at this year’s Canstruction Awards, winning the Structural Ingenuity Award and Best Meal Award with its rendition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Rapunzel”. The team, led by City Care Project manager Hunter Morton, told the complex tale using more than 3,900 cans of food, kindly supported by the Moorhouse Avenue PAK’nSAVE. After the competition, all the cans of food will be donated by the City Mission to needy people in Christchurch.
  • 11 Nov 2015 - 2:58pm
    SCIRT’s construction partners are proud to be bringing the SCIRT World Buskers Festival to Christchurch as sponsors for a fifth and final year in January 2016. SCIRT ‘s delivery teams, City Care, Downer, Fletcher, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell have delivered 78% of the SCIRT horizontal infrastructure rebuild programme and are now making their final push for completion by the end of 2016.
  • 6 Nov 2015 - 4:14pm
    Wainoni-Breezes – works starting- allow extra travelling time   Works at the intersection of Wainoni Rd and Breezes Rd for about 3 weeks are starting on Wednesday 11 November. City-bound traffic will be detoured into Portsmouth St, Hampshire St and onto Breezes Rd. Wainoni Rd will be one-way eastbound towards New Brighton between Breezes Rd and Portsmouth St.  Breezes Rd will be one-way going north between Gosport St and Wainoni Rd.  Commuters will not be able to tur
  • 4 Nov 2015 - 11:43am
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  • 30 Oct 2015 - 5:14pm
    Dyers Pass Rd - Road works coming soon- allow extra travelling time From the week starting Monday 9 November repairs on retaining walls on Dyers Pass Rd will start and take about 10 weeks. A lane will be closed and two-way traffic will be maintained with temporary traffic lights. One retaining wall repair is just south of the Sign of the Kiwi on the Governors Bay side. The second is on the city-side of Dyers Pass Rd near Victoria Park Rd. Shirley Rd – Short detour for 3 months
  • 30 Oct 2015 - 3:17pm
    Some of Christchurch’s biggest underground wastewater pipes are currently being repaired and in some areas require full replacements. SCIRT is now working on the city’s two biggest pipes, the Northern Relief and the Southern Relief, which service more than 200,000 households and businesses in Christchurch.  These pipes account for more than half of Christchurch population’s wastewater needs. When this work is completed, it will be buried underground and invisibly doing its important job. The Wairakei Diversion