The scheduled six-hour closure of State Highway 4 and Boca Chica Beach related to SpaceX’s space flight activities did not happen Wednesday.
However, Cameron County deputies were stationed out on State Highway 4 as people who live in the area or were visiting the beach came and went while several tanker trucks traveled to SpaceX’s launch site.
Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. posted a public notice Wednesday stating that the closures that would span from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. would occur Thursday or Friday if SpaceX’s static fire test of its Raptor engine didn’t happen Wednesday.
Maria Pointer, who lives just down the road from the launch site in her home which is nestled between SpaceX properties, said Cameron County deputies told her husband that the test would not happen Wednesday.
SpaceX had confirmed that it will be conducting non-public testing of the Starship Hopper prototype’s newly installed ground systems and will perform a short static fire test.