For Immediate Release
October 1, 2022
FDOT Announces Re-Opening of I-75 From Mile Marker 179 to 193
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After close coordination with the Division of Emergency Management and Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Transportation has determined that water levels have receded far enough at this time to safely reopen I-75 from mile marker 179 (North Port / Toledo Blade Blvd) to mile marker 193 (Englewood / Jacaranda Blvd) for motorists on both north and southbound lanes.
IT IS CRITICAL TO NOTE, as the height of the river continues to change, FDOT may enact future closures as necessary to ensure safety. FDOT and FHP have personnel on-site constantly monitoring the height of the river and the related stability of the bridge. Motorists should continue to regularly check www.FL511.com and @MyFDOT for updates to road closures, which are frequently changing as Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian.
As always, please follow all posted road signs, and the direction of local law enforcement and emergency management officials.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.