FDOT, FHP implement limited emergency shoulder use for hurricane evacuations

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced Friday the implementation of a limited Emergency Shoulder Use (ESU) plan for Hurricane Irma evacuations on I-75 at Wildwood to the Georgia state line.

Motorists should only use the left shoulder when directed by law enforcement and highway signs.

NOTE: Contraflow blocks essential southbound lanes needed to bring supplies to shelters and families in the southern part of the state. Contraflow also inhibits emergency vehicles from reaching people in need, and removes law enforcement from critical life safety tasks.