CSX expands rail crossing work

CSX has announced that it expects to re-open the DeBuys Road crossing late Tuesday afternoon and re-open the Eisenhower Drive crossing Wednesday. CSX had closed the crossings today to make storm-related repairs.

Additionally, CSX plans to close the crossings at Iris Street, and Veterans and Rodenberg avenues as early as Tuesday at 7 a.m. for repairs that could take as long as 48 hours.

CSX, which expects to have as many as 17 trains a day using its Gulf Coast line as early as Feb. 1, has an 80-worker team making repairs to two to three-mile stretches of track at a time in Biloxi this week.

The city has asked CSX to help provide timely reports to the public regarding the status of temporary rail closures to help motorists plan alternate routes. The city has also asked that CSX try to avoid multiple rail closures where possible.