contraflow


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contraflow

Brit two-way traffic on one carriageway of a motorway, esp to allow maintenance work to be carried out or an accident to be cleared
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A 40mph speed restriction will be in place through the contraflow system whilst work is carried out.
A contraflow will be in place on the southbound carriageway when the repair works start and will then be moved to the northbound lanes in mid-September.
A major milestone was reached last month when the contraflow, which has seen vehicles all travelling in both directions on a single carriageway, finally removed.
"We've planned these works to be carried out under a contraflow system to keep everyone safe during the project.
The contraflow allowing vehicles to drive up the middle of the motorway is currently in place on the northbound carriageway from Yarnfield, near Stone, to Junction 15 but from next month will be extended to run for an 11-mile stretch between Junction 14 at Stafford to 15.
Removal of the contraflow will allow work to take place on either side of the central reservation to repair the barrier and damaged concrete in the lanes and should be completed by the autumn.
The work, due to be finished by the weekend, will see two lanes running on the eastbound carriageway and the contraflow lane on the westbound carriageway.
Contraflow traffic management will be installed from 8pm on Friday, February 15, to 6am on Monday, February 18, to resurface 800m of carriageway and ?
The first overnight carriageway closure to install the contraflow will be on Monday between 8pm and 5am, with a diversion in place along the A5 which runs nearby.
A report in the latest KCC newsletter says: "It seems that the council thought that the construction of 100 metres of contraflow cycle lane would encourage hundreds of cyclists to suddenly start using Huddersfield town centre."
Lady Susan Zetland, 77, of Aske Hall, near Richmond, North Yorks, tried to cross the A66 when a contraflow was in place and she should only have gone left.
Work started on September 5 and was due to be completed by the end of October, but the contraflow which is currently on the southbound carriageway will be removed this weekend.