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    The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work next week on a slope failure on Interstate 30 near Beltline Road in Grand Prairie.

    Crews will begin repairing one of the mudslides left by North Texas' wet winter.

    The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work next week on a slope failure on Interstate 30 near Beltline Road in Grand Prairie. 

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    "The roadways are steep, and we typically don't build highways like these anymore," said TxDOT spokeswoman Michelle Releford. "That's an old roadway."

    Tons of dirt have slowly crawled down the slope, dripping over on the shoulder.

    "The dirt that is loose is going to be excavated out, so people are going to see a lot of earth moving taking place," Releford said.

    TxDOT crews will move the dirt away and refill the hole with soil and limestone to solidify the land. If needed, repairs will be made to the retaining wall.

    Releford said the repair job is built into TxDOT's budget and should take a few weeks.

    Several residents who live behind the Grand Prairie slope failure said their yards have dropped down or even completely slipped away.

    Lindsey Nurnberg just moved into her home late last year, but the previous owner told her about the disappearing backyard.

    "When we bought it, it was like this. They said the trees starting falling first, then the concrete starting breaking piece by piece. Now, it went to this," she said, pointing to broken pieces of concrete littering her backyard.

    Nurnberg said the previous owner tried to talk to someone with TxDOT to ask for help, but was unsuccessful.