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  • 30 Oct 2015 - 2:17pm
    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
  • 23 Oct 2015 - 3:43pm
    PROGRESS  The residents of Aranui and Wainoni are celebrating the opening of the section of Pages Rd from Cowles Stadium to Breezes Rd which happened on Friday 23 October. It’s been one-way towards the city for much of the past 10 months.
  • 23 Oct 2015 - 9:46am
    SCIRT’s Executive General Manager Ian Campbell took to the airwaves this week in an interview with radio host Chris Lynch at NewstalkZB in Christchurch about the progress of the city’s infrastructure repair and rebuild programme. Here are his main points
  • 21 Oct 2015 - 11:17am
    SCIRT’s City Care team has used an innovative trench technique to weld pipe strings together at one of the city’s biggest Pressure Main projects, ensuring Christchurch residents have a more resilient asset at a lower cost.   Pressure Main 136 (PM136) is being installed along Pages Road in Aranui and will transport all the wastewater from households in the north-east of the city (from Spencerville to Southshore) to the Bromley wastewater treatment plant.  
  • 20 Oct 2015 - 2:17pm
    SCIRT’s Downer team and Room 7 at Thorrington School paired up recently to learn about safety and protecting our waterways. Tom Harding Ilott, a site engineer, went along to teach the kids about the repairs, the risk of working around water and about wearing the right gear to make sure you’re safe on site. Gearing up
  • 16 Oct 2015 - 3:59pm
    GOOD NEWS Residents and commuters in east Christchurch will be pleased one of their main thoroughfares, Breezes Rd, is this week re-opening to two-way traffic between Pages Rd and Wainoni Rd after more than 4 months one-way.  Although there is still some work to complete in Breezes Rd near the Wainoni Rd intersection which will require another short closure there, this is some weeks away. Also the one-way section of Pages Rd is shortening with the re-opening this week to two-way traffic between Shuttle Dr and Sho
  • 16 Oct 2015 - 3:19pm
    A sea of orange hi-vis vests took over Bexley Reserve recently to help create a new green space. More than 1600 plants and 40 cubic metres of mulch were put into the landscaped area of the reserve by volunteers - SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team. New dog park In the coming year the reserve will be home to a new dog park. As well as the planting, water fountains for dogs and an irrigation system will be installed.
  • 14 Oct 2015 - 11:11am
    If you would like to know more about the two and a half year project to repair Christchurch’s iconic Triumphal Arch come along on Sunday to talk with SCIRT’s specialists. SCIRT engineers and the RSA will host the public beside the Bridge of Remembrance as part of Family Fun Day for Heritage Week. SCIRT staff will be at the Triumphal Arch between 10:00am – 12:00pm on Sunday 18 October.
  • 9 Oct 2015 - 3:50pm
    GOOD NEWS The Edgeware Rd - Sherborne St intersection has re-opened to southbound traffic Traffic flowing from the north will be able to travel through the Edgeware Rd-Sherborne St intersection again easing traffic flows on this main route into the city. Works will continue at the intersection but traffic will be diverted around it. Spreydon & Somerfield  Barrington Street is now open to two-way traffic.
  • 8 Oct 2015 - 4:10pm
    SCIRT is using “Geo” to make the repair of an underground main trunk wastewater pipe a lot safer. Out and about  The small, compact robot strutted its stuff, raising and lowering its appendages and entertaining pupils, at the nearby Linwood North primary school recently. They have named it “Geo” in a competition won by room 1’s new entrant Michael, just 5 years old. Geo shows off for the pupils of Linwood North primary school
  • 2 Oct 2015 - 4:27pm
    Edgeware Rd - Sherborne St intersection closed to southbound traffic – please use detours More water main leaks have closed this busy intersection for several days to traffic heading south towards the city. Commuters on Cranford St are being detoured into Berwick St, to Warrington St, then Forfar St,  Madras St then into Canon St and back to Sherborne St or they can make their way to Barbadoes St to head into the CBD. Marine Parade, New Brighton – night works, road
  • 1 Oct 2015 - 5:59am
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  • 30 Sep 2015 - 8:03am
    South New Brighton residents now have a restored reserve to walk the dog or take a stroll in. SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has completed the storm water pump station and retention pond along with landscaping in Bridge Reserve, South New Brighton after months of hard work. Fulton Hogan project manager Christo Heyns says it’s great to see people walking through and using the area now after the repair work had closed certain walks to the public. Vital storm water link
  • 29 Sep 2015 - 3:47pm
    The residents of Governors Bay Road can now rest easy in their beds at night knowing that the retaining walls above them on Dyers Pass Road have been repaired by SCIRT’s Fletcher team. The three new and repaired retaining walls are doing their job stabilising the road. The work took six months throughout the hail, sleet and snow of winter and was completed ahead of schedule in August 2015.
  • 25 Sep 2015 - 5:36pm
    Beach Rd, New Brighton – major works starting so plan your route Major repairs are starting on the earthquake-damaged wastewater main pipe from Monday September 28.
  • 21 Sep 2015 - 4:51pm
    Christchurch’s new Carlton Mill Footbridge was officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Lianne Dalziel. The old footbridge was badly damaged during the 2011 earthquakes and was closed in May this year when the structure was demolished.   The demolition and construction work by SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team took five months to complete. The new footbridge has been opened a month ahead of schedule.
  • 18 Sep 2015 - 4:10pm
    Lower Mt Pleasant Rd – plan for closure from Monday 28 September A section on lower Mt Pleasant Rd (between Seamount Tce and Billy’s Track) is currently one lane with a priority give-way to downhill traffic. From Monday 28 Sept, this will become a full closure for about 5 weeks. Plan to use Major Hornbrook or Soleares.  
  • 15 Sep 2015 - 11:06am
    SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team has celebrated its recent completion of Whaka Terrace, Huntsbury, a month ahead of schedule. The repair work on Whaka Terrace to fix damaged retaining walls outside properties on the street began in April this year and was due to finish in October. This work involved building a gabion wall, repairing the damaged section of kerb and channel and repairing the earthquake damaged section of road.
  • 11 Sep 2015 - 4:25pm
    New Brighton Rd and Lake Terrace Corner – expect peak time delays Major wastewater repairs were delayed and are now due to start this week on New Brighton Rd at Lake Terrace Rd corner. This work will take about four months. New Brighton Rd commuters should expect peak time delays and consider using alternative routes:
  • 4 Sep 2015 - 4:08pm
    New Brighton and Lake Terrace Corner – expect peak time delays Major wastewater repairs are due to start later in the week of 7 September New Brighton Rd at Lake Terrace Rd corner for around four months. New Brighton Rd commuters should expect peak time delays and consider using alternative routes:
  • 3 Sep 2015 - 4:35pm
    The bridge access at Armagh Street to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park carpark re-opened to vehicles yesterday.   SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team completed work on the earthquake damaged bridge three months ahead of schedule.
  • 31 Aug 2015 - 12:18pm
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  • 28 Aug 2015 - 3:57pm
    Major works starting: Linwood – Woodham Road Major works begin on the Southern Relief wastewater project. Traffic impacts will be:
  • 27 Aug 2015 - 12:19pm
    Major wastewater repairs to the ‘Southern Relief’ which runs under Worcester Street and Woodham Road are ramping up. This is one of the city’s main pipes taking wastewater from around 200,000 Christchurch homes and businesses to the Bromley Wastewater Treatment Plant. At 1.6 metres high, it’s also one of the city’s largest pipes – this is the height of a small car!
  • 25 Aug 2015 - 11:26am
    Repairing earthquake-damaged retaining walls is always tricky. Factor in a steep, narrow, unstable site in Lyttelton, difficult access, and proximity to huge cement storage tanks, and it was clear a special solution was required.