Multiple CSX crossings across South Mississippi to close over the next few weeks

Multiple CSX crossings across South Mississippi to close over the next few weeks
The CSX rail replacement project has begun, which means multiple residents across the Gulf Coast have already had to change up their daily commuting routes. (Source: John Fitzhugh)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The CSX rail replacement project has begun, which means multiple residents across the Gulf Coast have already had to change up their daily commuting routes.

According to the project coordinator for Benchmark Consulting, the project will last for two to three weeks, depending on the location of the crossings. For Ocean Springs and Gautier, two teams will be working diligently on the tracks of ten crossings for approximately two weeks.

In Harrison and Hancock counties, one team will start in Pass Christian in front of St. Paul Avenue; the other team will start in Waveland in front of Nicholson Avenue. These projects will last for an estimated three weeks, according to CSX.

In Jackson County, CSX crews started their work in Gautier, MS at Dolphin, Drive, tentatively on Feb. 25th and work westward along the rail line until all of the crossing work is completed.

Each crossing will be closed for two to three days, and there is a potential to have multiple crossings closed at the same time.

Due to the plethora of moving parts involved in the project, changes to the project’s schedule may alter.

  • Harrison County:
    • St. Paul Ave.
    • Market Ave.
    • Clark Ave. (Work later)
    • Hiern Ave.
    • Church Ave.
    • Henderson Ave. (Work later)
    • Clarence Ave.
    • Magnolia Ave.
    • Cedar Ave.
    • Third Ave.
  • Hancock County:
    • Beach Front Blvd. (Work later)
    • S. Second St. (Work later)
    • S. Toulme St.
    • Bookter St.
    • Sycamore St. (Work later)
    • Washington St. (Work later)
    • Citizen St.
    • Ballentine St.
    • St. Charles St.
    • Webb Ave.
    • Nicholson Ave.
    • Coleman Ave.
    • Waveland Ave.
    • Clermont Harbor Rd.
    • Lakeshore Rd.
    • Ansley Rd. (Work later)
  • Jackson County:
    • Ladnier Rd.
    • Dolphin Dr.
    • Fountainbleau Rd.
    • Hanshaw Rd.
    • Ocean Springs Rd.
    • Hanley Rd.
    • Bechtel Rd.
    • Thorn Ave.
    • Holcomb Blvd.
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
  • New Orleans:
    • Industrial Parkway
    • Old Gentilly Hwy. (Work later)
    • Michoud Blvd.
    • W. Frontage Rd.
    • Read Blvd.
    • Old Gentilly Rd.
    • France Rd.

There are sections of double tracks where both sets of tracks will be worked, and any crossings on those double sets of tracks will have to stay closed longer or will be closed twice. There are a few crossings that will be worked behind the production teams or later after the project.

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