con|tra|flow [ˈkɔntrəfləu US ˈka:ntrəflou] n [U and C] BrE
a temporary arrangement on a road that is being repaired, that makes traffic travelling in both directions use only one side of the road
A contraflow is in operation between Junctions 6 and 12.

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