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Old January 21st, 2018, 06:49 AM   #421
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Yeah, that's the works starting on stage 2 and 3 of the Rapanui Cycleway that will link up to the coastal pathway at Ferrymead

Screen Shot 2018-01-20 at 1.26.49 AM by adam lines, on Flickr

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Old April 27th, 2018, 10:14 AM   #422
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Animation showing Christchurch Northern Corridor & surrounding landscaping:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZbf_Wbgn9E
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Old May 8th, 2018, 05:28 AM   #423
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The CNC motorway Road of National Significance is really starting to come together. Good thing construction started when it did otherwise it may have been cancelled.

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Old May 8th, 2018, 05:34 AM   #424
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Some interesting insights in to the construction of the CNC

https://youtu.be/Z7GLtixhB-Y

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Old June 1st, 2018, 09:20 AM   #426
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Manchester and Durham Street upgrades:



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Old September 4th, 2018, 01:35 PM   #427
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The Lichfield St carpark is now regularly reaching capacity during the weekdays. Not sure how much the Hospital Shuttle is contributing to this, but seems like Antony Gough should get going on his carpark building.

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Old December 17th, 2018, 05:33 AM   #428
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Southern Motorway Stage 2 Update https://youtu.be/pSutdP4n-S0
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Old February 26th, 2019, 01:06 PM   #429
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Old June 25th, 2019, 11:41 AM   #430
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Old August 4th, 2019, 03:16 AM   #431
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Succession plans?


Both the Northern & Southern Motorway extension projects will be completed next year. These projects started by the National Government have employed many hundreds of skilled workers and will provide a valuable pieces of infrastructure to the Canterbury region. They’ll improve private and public transport efficiency, reduce the carbon footprint of commuters who’ll spend less time idling on congested roads, provide new cycle way infrastructure alongside the motorways and dramatically improve traffic & pedestrian safety as traffic is diverted from local community roads in the likes of Belfast, Redwood, Templeton & Hornby.

The previous government had succession plans for these projects including the four laning of SH1 from Rolleston to Ashburton and the Woodend bypass north of the city. Both these projects have been cancelled by the current government. So next year in Canterbury, hundreds of skilled workers will be out of work and many will leave for Australia where the Federal government is investing billions in new roading infrastructure.

I get the fact the Labour led Government has a different ideology in regard to transport but it’s a real shame the handbrake has been put on Canterbury infrastructure development and they have no plans for future projects and skilled workers will consequently leave the city. Nevertheless, Labour did make an election promise to commit $100m for commuter train services from Christchurch to Rolleston in their first term. Any updates on this and has that money been appropriated for in their budget rounds like they promised?
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Old August 4th, 2019, 04:19 AM   #432
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Both the Northern & Southern Motorway extension projects will be completed next year. These projects started by the National Government have employed many hundreds of skilled workers and will provide a valuable pieces of infrastructure to the Canterbury region. They’ll improve private and public transport efficiency, reduce the carbon footprint of commuters who’ll spend less time idling on congested roads, provide new cycle way infrastructure alongside the motorways and dramatically improve traffic & pedestrian safety as traffic is diverted from local community roads in the likes of Belfast, Redwood, Templeton & Hornby.

The previous government had succession plans for these projects including the four laning of SH1 from Rolleston to Ashburton and the Woodend bypass north of the city. Both these projects have been cancelled by the current government. So next year in Canterbury, hundreds of skilled workers will be out of work and many will leave for Australia where the Federal government is investing billions in new roading infrastructure.

I get the fact the Labour led Government has a different ideology in regard to transport but it’s a real shame the handbrake has been put on Canterbury infrastructure development and they have no plans for future projects and skilled workers will consequently leave the city. Nevertheless, Labour did make an election promise to commit $100m for commuter train services from Christchurch to Rolleston in their first term. Any updates on this and has that money been appropriated for in their budget rounds like they promised?
You are 100% spot on Chcphoenix.... This is *exactly* the point Labour misunderstands.

When employers in construction employ workers, they can hire either permanent staff, or, they can hire temporary staff who will be given fixed term contracts which will either be time-determined, or project-completion-determined.

As most employers know, it is MUCH cheaper overall to hire permanent staff, because they know the company, their processes, have the institutional knowledge, uniforms, training, contacts, relationships with other industry partners and so on. But the risk is that employers need to have an ongoing pipeline of work for such staff otherwise they'll face expensive and complicated restructuring and redundancy processes.

This compares to fixed term contract or temporary staff, of which there is an initial high cost of recruitment (eg: advertising, interviewing, training etc), and, employees on fixed term contracts will often be on higher hourly rates which can get quite high during boom periods. But the advantage is that where the lineup of projects are uncertain, the employer doesn't have to go through restructuring processes to lay off staff.

Now this is one reason why in times of economic hardship, governments stimulate economic activity by building infrastructure while there was a drop off in private sector construction... This is one thing that National actually did very well in... We borrowed money at record low interest rates so that we could invest in infrastructure which in turn keeps some people employed, which then helps boost the tax take, which then helps repay the extra debt.

Unfortunately the problem construction companies now face is that as these projects finish, their workers will be laid off (or wont' have contracts renewed), and will simply have to move offshore to Australia for work...

And when the construction sector ramps up again after National get back in, those companies will have to rehire staff back from Australia, usually at a premium over what they would have been paid had they had been kept on and Labour continued on with the infrastructure upgrades.
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Old December 24th, 2019, 09:12 AM   #433
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Looks to me like the Northern Motorway is experiencing further settlement issues (QE2 Drive bridge abutments have already had extra piles added). Note the following timestamps:

0:42 - Shipping containers used for testing (to see what effect weight has on the road base).
0:59 - Sheet pilling behind the Main North Rd bridge abutments. Excavation occurring on the southern side.
1:09 - Sheet pilling behind the Main North Rail Line bridge abutments. Polystyrene blocks being used as lightweight fill.
1:27 - 36 40ft shipping containers used for testing.
3:08 - 26 40ft shipping containers used for testing.
3:18 - Pre-load yet to be removed from eastern side of Radcliffe Rd bridge.

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Old January 15th, 2020, 07:01 AM   #434
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Old January 15th, 2020, 11:36 AM   #435
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Old January 15th, 2020, 11:58 AM   #436
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Don't get me started on that. Because of the successful lobbying to get vehicle access to Winters Road West from the motorway, the shared path crosses the motorway at grade, in a 100km/h speed zone, with no traffic controls. NZTA's excuse for that is that it was too expensive to do it properly.
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Old January 19th, 2020, 10:48 AM   #437
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Let's see how long it takes before an accident happens on there...And going by stuff commenters, they'll blame it on the cyclists of course.
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