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County approves another round of SpaceX road closures

May 15, 2019

SpaceX is preparing for a second round of testing at its Boca Chica Beach Launch Site.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced Tuesday that he has ordered the temporary closure of State Highway 4 from Oklahoma Avenue to Boca Chica Beach.

The closure is scheduled for May 28 between 2 and 10 p.m. or in the alternative, on May 29 and/or May 30, according to a press release.

The first round of SpaceX testing at Boca Chica Beach spanned a three-week closure during March where State Highway 4 experienced multiple closures while SpaceX tested its Starship Hopper prototype.

Those tests concluded in early April when SpaceX fired up the Starship Hopper’s Raptor engine and successfully completed a short “hop.”

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com