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  • 21 Aug 2015 - 3:59pm
    Weekend work – delays and detours at Fendalton Rd / Hagley Park corner Starting Saturday night through to Sunday night, SCIRT is repairing the road at the Fendalton, Deans and Harper intersection at Hagley Park. Two-way traffic will be maintained but lane reductions could cause delays. From late Saturday night until around midday Sunday, traffic won’t be able to exit or enter Fendalton Rd from the Hagley Park intersection. Expect delays and take alternative routes, like Kilmarnock, over the weekend.
  • 14 Aug 2015 - 4:37pm
    Dallington Bridge at Gayhurst Road opened today at midday The new Dallington Bridge at Gayhurst Road opened midday Friday, 14 August. Removal of the nearby temporary footbridge on Avonside Dr starts from Monday 17 August. Traffic will be one-way westbound while the footbridge is removed. Thanks to the community and travellers in this area for your patience during SCIRT’s construction of the new Gayhurst Road bridge.
  • 14 Aug 2015 - 1:44pm
    Christchurch’s new Dallington Bridge at Gayhurst Road officially opened today, with traffic flowing again across the bridge from midday. The old bridge closed and demolition and construction work by SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team began in June last year and took 14 months to complete. The total capital cost including design of the new bridge is forecast to be $8.35 million, jointly funded by the Government and Christchurch City Council.
  • 13 Aug 2015 - 1:44pm
    14 August 2015 at 10am Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Dallington Bridge at Gayhurst Road.   To celebrate the opening of this important link for the community, there will be an official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday 14 August 2015, starting at 10am.   You are invited to join SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team and the local community to celebrate the completion of this major infrastructure work.   We will assemble on the Gloucester Street side of the bridge
  • 7 Aug 2015 - 5:03pm
    Gayhurst Road bridge opens 14 August The north-south approaches of the new Gayhurst Road bridge open to traffic from midday on Friday, 14 August. Thank you for your patience during SCIRT’s demolition and construction of the Gayhurst Road bridge. Work to remove the temporary footbridge starts on Monday, 17 August,
  • 5 Aug 2015 - 3:48pm
    This week, after two years away, Christchurch’s beloved stone lions roared back to their rightful place poised either side of the Triumphal Arch by the Avon River. The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has been working on the quake-damaged arch and Bridge of Remembrance on Oxford Terrace site since 2013. SCIRT’s Downer team has been undertaking complex internal strengthening work to ensure the Category I heritage structures meet the new building standard and can survive significant seismic activity.
  • 5 Aug 2015 - 12:51pm
    It’s all go in Aranui as SCIRT’s City Care and Fletcher teams continue installing the new vacuum wastewater system in the neighbourhood. Around 2,600 properties either side of Pages Rd will be connected to the new vacuum wastewater system, which uses air pressure to move wastewater through pipes to the treatment plant.  Here’s an update on where things are at.  
  • 4 Aug 2015 - 3:49pm
    New asphalt is in place and SCIRT has moved out of Lyttelton’s Selwyn Road and Seaview Terrace. For the past four years, SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan delivery team has been working in Lyttelton’s hilly streets repairing several earthquake-damaged retaining walls. Walls on Cunningham Terrace and Sumner Road were the first of many to be tackled. Now two more walls are complete.
  • 3 Aug 2015 - 10:01am
    Ten geckos will live another day after SCIRT uncovered a nest of lizards behind an earthquake-damaged retaining wall in Lyttelton. SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team has been working on Sumner Road for the last three years, drilling huge fibreglass nails into the side of the retaining wall to stabilise the road. Project manager Henry Willis says his team was hard at work when they interrupted the geckos napping. "We were removing blocks from the old retaining wall when a gecko popped its head out. He was soon joined by nine of his friends."
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.