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contraflow

(ˈkɒntrəˌfləʊ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) 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
Translations

contraflow

[ˈkɒntrəfləʊ] N (Brit) (Aut) (also contraflow system) → sistema m de contracorriente

contraflow

[ˈkɒntrəfləʊ] ncirculation f à sens alterné contraflow lane, contraflow systemcontraflow lane nvoie f à contresenscontraflow system nsystème m de circulation à sens alterné

contraflow

(Mot)
nGegenverkehr m
adjGegenverkehrs-
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Contraflows are being introduced on a stretch of motorway inCheshirewhere roadworks are currently taking place in a bid to cut the length of time they will be running.
In January 2015 James Price, the then Welsh Government's director general of economy, science and transport told the Daily Post 38 central reservation gates - known as emergency crossing points (ECPs) would reduce what he described as traffic "mayhem" on the A55, as contraflows could be set up quickly.
As a result, night-time lane and full carriageway closures (signed diversion routes will be in place) and 24hr contraflows with a 50mph speed restriction, east and westbound, will be required at various stages during the works.
FANCY a change from the the same old service stations as you head out into the world of the endless contraflows this summer?
DRIVERS in Warwickshire face weekend contraflows as planned improvements to the notorious Longbridge island, linking the A46 and M40 in south Warwickshire, continue.
Phase one involved creating safe cross-overs through the central reservation so contraflows were introduced, allowing large areas of the road surface to be lifted and removed.
Lane closures, contraflows and 40mph speed limits are set to delay commuters and commercial traffic on one the coun try's busiest sections of motorway.
As the work is carried out, speed cameras and a 40mph limit will be in place, along with contraflows between junctions 27 and 29 on 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.
Andy Dobson helped put together the ten in-car exercises and says: ``They will help keep your stress levels down when faced with anything from road hogs to contraflows. ''