Latest status of CSX rail-crossings repairs

CSX, which aims to have rail-crossing repair work completed in Biloxi within a week, this afternoon at 5:15 provided this status on upgrades and associated closings at its rail crossings in Biloxi:

— Iris Street: re-opens Friday by mid-morning

— Rodenberg Avenue: re-opened this morning

— Veterans Avenue: re-opens Friday by mid-morning.

— Bohn Street: re-opens this evening around 7.

–Benachi and Lameuse re-open Monday before noon.

–Magnolia and Delauney: scheduled to re-open Wednesday.

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 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.