Rowlett Mulls Speed Humps vs. Highway Connection

City conflicted over two proposals for Toler Road

By Tammy Mutasa
|  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011  |  Updated 6:48 PM CDT
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The brakes may be put on a plan to install speed humps on Toler Road in Rowlett, now that there's a new proposal to connect the road to the President George Bush Turnpike.

Tammy Mutasa, NBC 5 News

The brakes may be put on a plan to install speed humps on Toler Road in Rowlett, now that there's a new proposal to connect the road to the President George Bush Turnpike.

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A plan to install speed humps on a Rowlett road may get side-swiped by another proposal to connect the road to the President George Bush Turnpike.

The Rowlett City Council has already approved the installation of speed humps along Toler Road to deal with speeding problems. The bid award is slated at $84,724.

But a petition presented by a longtime resident to connect Toler Road with the nearby George Bush Turnpike could be a different bump in the road. Dennis Smith's petition was signed by more than 100 residents.

Some some residents said they are concerned about safety if the humps are not installed, while others said they are worried that the humps would slow emergency vehicles.

The city said it could do away with the speed humps if residents attend a public meeting on Thursday and decide they want the connection instead.

The public meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rowlett City Hall.

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