Florida Highway Patrol Issues Tips to Drivers Traveling to Brevard for SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch on Sunday
By Space Coast Daily // November 15, 2020
Drivers should leave early to find safe location to park, use 511 to get updated information
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Highway Patrol issued tips to drivers that will travel to Brevard County to view the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, now set for Sunday.
Drivers should leave early to find a safe location to park and are not allowed to park on the shoulder of a limited-access road such as Interstate-95. This includes State Road 528 unless it has been designated as parking.
High traffic volume is expected on State Road 528, U.S. Highway 1 and State Road A1A, before and after the event.
Drivers may want to consider using State Road 46, State Road 520, State Road 50 and U.S. Highway 192 as a westbound route, away from the coast, after the launch.
In the past, these roads were underutilized by drivers, returning back to the center part of the state. Drivers can use State Road 520 towards State Road 50 for the north end or Nova Road towards the south end.
State Road 407 will be monitored after the launch for volume and may be shut down to prevent traffic from traveling westbound on the beachline, as this was one area that caused significant slow-downs, in previous launches.
State Road 528 was where most of the slowdowns were seen after the launch was scrubbed.
The westbound change lanes at the toll booth on State Road 528, near Dallas will be blocked off to prevent drivers from using those lanes as a passing zone.
Troopers and road rangers observed vehicles traveling through the toll booths, at a higher rate of speed to pass other stopped traffic in the travel lanes.
Drivers can use 511 to get up to date information on traffic conditions.
The number one way to make traveling to and from the launch safer is for each driver to plan for heavy traffic, find an alternate route and pack their patience.
CLICK HERE for parking info for the event. Call *347 if you need assistance or have a traffic problem.
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