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contraflow

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.trə.fləʊ/ us    /ˈkɑːn.trə.floʊ/ mainly UK
a temporary traffic arrangement, usually on a main road, in which traffic travelling in both directions uses one side of the road while the other side is being repaired: A contraflow is in operation/in force between junctions 13 and 14 on the motorway.
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