Effective May 14, 2016, Pearl Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing at Gilbert Street will be permanently closed. This closure will allow for the installation and establishment of a quiet zone in downtown Beaumont. The Gilbert Street Right of Way was closed by the City Council in 2012. KCS and the City are now prepared to complete the closure of Gilbert Street and proceed with establishing a quiet zone in downtown Beaumont.
Motorists will still be able to cross the KCS Railroad track at Neches Street, as well as at Park Street and Orleans Street at the underpass.