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Assessing damage to the road network

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We have now assessed all road damage, which allows us to plan and begin the rebuilding work. Trained engineers completed the assessment work and catalogued the damage.

For determining how road levels have changed, we have a large team of locally sourced surveyors recording very accurate positional information. For this, they use very accurate GPS devices.

It's likely you will have noticed our surveyors using surveying equipment (theodolites and GPS) on tripods around our roads. They will be clearly identifiable as members of SCIRT and wear high visibility clothing.

Our surveyors are also performing detailed surveys of road bridges and their substructure. The surveyors' work is providing a very valuable 3D view of the city, which will be useful in civic planning into the future.