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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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Mr Price said in January 2015: "It will help allow us to release traffic, to give access for emergency services, and to run an emergency contraflow.
A1085 Trunk Road, South Bank A contraflow is still in operation to install sewers and widen the road for the new Tesco development.
Visitors to Stratford and the popular Wellesbourne Market will be among those affected by the contraflows and speed limits.
However, a strict 30mph speed limit will be imposed through the contraflows to ensure traffic and workforce safety, and may be enforced by speed cameras.
A pounds 2m scheme to build bridges for cyclists over the A55 expressway at Penmaenmawr will mean lane closures and contraflows as late as February 2010 Picture: JEFF PITT
Traffic will be in contraflow, but High ways Agency chiefs are promising that three lanes will be kept open in each direction during peak hours
As a result of the contraflows there will be some slip road closures and access restrictions on each affected section of the motorway.
Just a few months after the bollards were removed from Thelwall Viaduct following two years of repair work, the contraflows are to return with a vengeance from Monday.
NEW contraflows due to come into force along a Warwickshire dual carriageway yesterday have been delayed.
The most comprehensive survey of delays - the BBC's TravelScotland website - yesterday showed a record 311 closures, contraflows and diversions.
Contraflows will be in place, creating single lane traffic in both direction.