CSX winding down rail-crossing work in Biloxi

CSX, which aims to have rail-crossing repairs completed this week in Biloxi, on Tuesday afternoon reported to the city the following status on upgrades and associated closings at its rail crossings in Biloxi

Re-opened: Keller Avenue, Monday afternoon; Lee Street, this morning; Crawford and Oak streets, this afternoon.

Scheduled to re-open Wednesday by 9 a.m. Lameuse, Nixon, Holley and Dorries streets.

Status to be determined: Crossings at Magnolia and Delauney streets remain closed; status to be updated Wednesday mid-day

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 through next week. The nine-mile stretch of CSX rail in Biloxi, CSX points out, has 30 crossings.

The city, meantime, 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.