Press Release

Kennedy Space Center Traffic and Road Closures for Launch Activities

By SpaceRef Editor
April 1, 2019
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Heavy traffic on and around the Kennedy Space Center and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is expected April 7 due to center activities surrounding the upcoming launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is planned to take place between 6:36 p.m. and 8:35 p.m EDT.


Starting Sunday, April 7, 2019, Kennedy Space Center Protective Services officers will be enforcing restricted access from the Kennedy Space Center boundary lines for the duration of the SpaceX launch attempt.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be open for pre-purchased launch package tickets from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT and will extend through launch.  If you have pre-purchased launch package tickets for launch day and are planning on visiting the Visitor Complex, please inform the uniformed officers at the checkpoint. No thru traffic will be allowed.

– State Road 3 from the Gate 2 News Media Pass and Identification Building to State Road 405 (NASA Causeway) including Space Commerce Way will be closed to unauthorized vehicles. Access to the center, the visitor complex, Exploration Park and Blue Origin for authorized personnel only will be granted. The roads will reopen after launch.

– NASA Causeway between U.S. 1 and the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Center will also experience restricted access. The roads will reopen after launch.

– The A. Max Brewer Causeway bridge on S.R. 406 in Titusville (north bridge) east to Playalinda Beach Road, Canaveral National Seashore will be restricted to all motor vehicle traffic. The Playalinda Beach park will be open until capacity is reached or 5:30 p.m., whichever comes first.  If you are planning on visiting Playalinda Beach, please inform the uniformed officers at the checkpoint.

– State Road 3 North at US1 in Volusia County, south to Playalinda Beach will be open to all motor vehicle traffic until capacity is reached, or at 5:30 p.m., whichever comes first.

Please expect delays and plan accordingly.

SpaceRef staff editor.