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Packing up the cones for Christmas


Packing up the cones for Christmas

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 patience while it completes essential earthquake repairs.

"We understand our work can disrupt people's daily lives, which is why we are pleased to be still on track to complete our work by December 2016," says SCIRT Executive General Manager, Ian Campbell.

"We appreciate the support of the community. It has been a long slog for residents putting up with the road works and we just hope we can count on their support for one more year," he says.

"We wish Christchurch residents a safe and happy Christmas."


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