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Kidson Terrace - Cashmere - water supply work *Update*

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Repairs to the earthquake damaged water supply pipe.
Kidson Terrace, Cashmere.
Ongoing till approximately early May 2016.
A one-way system continues to be in place for the safety of our crew and the public.

What we have been doing

Work is progressing well along Kidson Terrace. Our team has laid 565 metres of the total 850 metres of new water main pipe. In addition we have also been installing new fresh water sub-mains along Kidson Terrace.

Directional drilling was used for the initial stages of our work. Instead of open trenching the length of the pipe we were able to minimise disruption by only having a few small entry/exit potholes.

The ground conditions we have predominantly encountered are hard, volcanic material which has limited the use of directional drilling.

We will be completing the remainder of the water supply installation through open trenching which is slower than directional drilling. We currently expect to complete this work by early May 2016.

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How this work may impact you

The current one-way system heading north on Kidson Terrace will remain in place for the duration of our work.

Vehicle access may be restricted at times between working hours (7am to 6pm). A member of our team will be in contact before should this be necessary.

McConnell Dowell as part of SCIRT would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Kidson Terrace for your patience and support while we are working in your area.

Safety is our number one priority. Safety is your responsibility too. Stay clear and stay alert—keep children and pets at a safe distance from the work site.

Map. Location of works. Work area (red dashed arrow): northwestwards along Kidson Terrace (from 147 to Dyers Pass Road; 147 is between Iles Lane and Takahe Drive); Detour (blue dashed arrow): Dyers Pass Road (from the inetsrection with Kidson Terrace) to Hackthorne Road to Takahe Drive (northeastwards).
Sourced from Open Street Maps.

General Information

  • All works are subject to favourable weather and on-site construction conditions.
  • Our standard work hours are Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am to 6pm. We may also need to work weekends to carry out essential work.
  • There will be increased noise, dust and vibration levels associated with this work. We will do our best to minimise these.
  • If your property is within the traffic management area, please clearly label your bins with your street address and put the bins out by 5pm the night before your collection day so that our crew can move them to a suitable collection point.
  • Please contact McConnell Dowell if you have any specific access requirements that we need to consider e.g. Nurse Maude, Meals on Wheels, or planned works on your property.

The SCIRT programme is scheduled to finish at the end of 2016. After SCIRT has finished, the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency will continue to repair and rebuild the remaining earthquake damaged infrastructure in Christchurch.

Need more information?

Contact the McConnell Dowell Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Call McConnell Dowell on:
0508 718 719 (8.30am–5pm, Monday–Friday).
Emergency calls will be diverted outside of these hours.
Email McConnell Dowell:
[email protected]
Visit the SCIRT website:

Start date: 
Mon, 15/02/2016
End date: 
Sun, 08/05/2016
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