DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents in a north Dallas neighborhood have filed a class-action lawsuit after more than 20 homes and businesses claim construction along I-635 has severely damaged their homes.
CBSDFW first reported the situation back in March of 2014.
Several residents claimed several large cracks in their walls, ceilings and floors were caused by the LBJ Express Tollway project.
“We’re just scared of what’s next. We don’t know what’s going to happen, if the roof is falling tomorrow,” said Iveth Cazares.
The home Cazares grew up in is slowing splitting apart. She said she can see the problem from the backyard.
“When construction is going on, it’s not just the noise and that we can’t sleep at night. You can feel the shaking, the house shaking,” said Cazares.
One year after reporting the problem to the construction firm tasked with the project, Trinity Infrastructure, residents and business owners claim nothing has been done to fix their problems.
“Their whole lives they’ve worked to pay this home off. And now that they’ve paid this home off, it’s worth nothing?” questioned Cazares.
The lawsuit claims the vibration from pile driving, deep excavation and heavy traffic loads caused the damages to the homes.
When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Trinity Infrastructure released a statement:
“Trinity Infrastructure is aware of the class action law suit, however we are unable to comment on pending litigation.”
“I just want them to think of themselves living here,” said Cazares. “Would they feel safe?”
When reached for comment, a spokesperson for TxDot did not want to discuss the matter because the agency was not named in the lawsuit.