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Rowlett Owners Want Something Done Against Dangerous Curve – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


ROWLETT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Some North Texas homeowners are demanding action for a road they believe is life threatening.

It is a part of Dalrock Road in Rowlett where houses along a curve are being damaged at an alarming rate.

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Curve on Dalrock Road in Rowlett (JD Miles – CBS 11)

“We can’t even sleep, you hear everything that freaks you out,” says Israel Ruiz, one of the many owners CBS 11 News has spoken to.

A pickup truck that crashed into a house in February was one of the worst scary wrecks of vehicles that fail to negotiate a sharp curve sending them toward the houses heading up the road.

Rowlett Owners Want Something Done Against Dangerous Curve – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

A pickup crashes into a house in Rowlett (credit: Mickey Shaw)

This is the reason why Ruiz rarely leaves his children alone in their garden and why he even stopped working on a playground.

“I don’t want them to be in the yard, we have the yard, we can’t even use it,” Ruiz explains.

Kristi Mikulec’s house also had 2 close calls.

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“It was at 3 am and another walked through the fence and it was anxiety and nightmares, terrifying for my daughter sleeping in my room,” she says.

The Town of Rowlett says it is tackling the problem.

Earlier this spring, the city hired an engineering firm that recommended more warning signs, better paving materials, and an increase in speed, among other improvements.

But owners say it hasn’t worked and anything less than speed bumps or guardrails puts their families at risk.

“There have been 2 or 3 wrecks that have happened since they did all this,” he says.

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Ruiz says he can’t afford to move and thinks it’s only a matter of time before another near miss or worse.

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