TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Transportation has released an informational video on plans to use Emergency Shoulder Use in the case of large evacuations.
The use of the emergency shoulder as an additional travel lane was first used in 2017 during Hurricane Irma evacuations. Evacuees were able to drive on the inside shoulder of I-75 northbound from Wildwood to Georgia and on I-4 northbound from Tampa to Kissimmee.
ESU plans cover the following roadway segments.
Interstate 75 Alligator Alley
The new plan replaces the old plans to reverse the flow of traffic during evacuations to allow one-way only travel on highways.
Real-time traffic information is always available by visiting fl511.com or calling 511.