The City of Titusville, Florida / NewsTraffic Plan for Upcoming SpaceX Launch
Titusville Police Department and the Community Development Department are working with area businesses regarding the upcoming manned mission of the Space X launch set for May 30th. With the launch being scheduled for 3:22PM (appx), the city requests area businesses consider sending their employees home early, before the launch, so that they can safely make it home and not add any impact to our city streets that we are already expecting to be packed.
We anticipate a high number of visitors and spectators for this launch and are making plans for vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Once the launch happens, although we have extensive plans in place to safely route the visitors/spectators out of the city, we do anticipate having traffic delays, mainly along the Washington Ave, Garden St, Cheney Highway, Columbia Blvd and South Street corridors.
The current traffic plans include the following after the launch countdown (note these may be subject to change) -
A Max Brewer Bridge - Traffic on A Max Brewer Bridge will be sent westbound along Garden Street to I-95 or Northbound along N Washington Avenue to SR 46. No traffic will be allowed to turn south along S Hopkins Avenue.
S Washington Avenue - Traffic along S Washington Avenue will be routed the following:
• If spectators are north of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic north along Washington to Garden Street, or continue North to SR46
• If spectators are south of Harrison Street, all attempts will be made to route traffic south along Washington to Cheney Highway then westbound.
- At some point if we get backup up along Cheney and Columbia, we will shut west bound access down and require all vehicles to travel south along Washington to Cocoa to take SR 528 and or SR520 westbound.