CSX to upgrade rail crossings in Biloxi

Rail crossings at Iris, Caillavet and Beauvoir in Biloxi will be upgraded to include concrete supports and rubberized surfaces in a CSX project that begins Wednesday.

The crossing at Iris will be closed to traffic Wednesday and Thursday to allow CSX crews to make the improvements.

The crossing at Caillavet Street will be closed to traffic Aug. 12 and 13, and the crossing at Beauvoir Road will be closed Aug. 19 and 20, CSX said.

The new crossings will be similar to the ones that were upgraded at Porter Avenue and at the Keesler entrance at White Avenue. They will have concrete between the tracks and a rubber surface outside the tracks.

“We’d notified CSX about the condition of some of the crossings,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said, “and we’re glad that they are doing the work, but people who travel these routes need to be aware of this.”