Jackson County

Washington Avenue back open for business in Ocean Springs

Washington Avenue was open again to traffic Thursday after the entrance to the downtown business district was closed on Tuesday.

Traffic was moving over the railroad tracks ahead of the estimated 11 a.m. re-opening.

CSX closed the key downtown crossing at noon Tuesday and kept it closed all day Wednesday as workers repaired the crossing with asphalt. The southbound turning lane off U.S. 90 was blocked with city Public Works signs Wednesday so traffic trying to enter downtown wouldn’t back up on U.S. 90.

Mayor Connie Moran said Thursday that CSX poured asphalt Wednesday and wanted to let it cure overnight before re-opening the crossing at Washington Avenue.