City of Biloxi wants input on closing of seven rail crossing
After March 7th’s tragic accident, Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich is asking the city to begin the process of closing seven rail crossings.
Biloxi city officials tell News 25 consolidating seven out of the city’s 29 rail crossings is all about improving safety. A public hearing discussing the rail crossings is scheduled to take place immediately after the city council’s regular meeting at 1:30.
Officials say plans to close the crossings were already on Mayor Gilich’s mind, even before four people were killed when a train hit a bus. City of Biloxi Public Affairs Manager Vincent Creel said, “Everybody thinks it’s a great idea, unless it happens to a crossing on their street. So what Mayor Gilich is hoping tomorrow we hear the input and then he’s asking the city council to close seven rail crossings that have already been identified through an analysis that the city did.”
The seven crossings include Nixon Street, Holley Street, Iroquois Street, Keller Avenue, Dorries Street, Querens Avenue and Delauney Street.