Visitors this weekend will need to approach the Studio from the north, via 79/Sam Bass Road. A historic move will cause temporary road closures along south Chisholm Trail and RM 620 this weekend.
The former Stagecoach Inn sits in the path of the realignment of RM 620. It will be moved this weekend to its new home on Chisholm Trail Rd.
The majority of the move will take place Sunday, when the building will cross RM 620 and follow Chisholm Trail to its new location at the future Bathing Beach Park along historic Chisholm Trail. Starting at approximately 8 a.m., the intersection of RM 620 and Chisholm Trail will be completely closed to traffic, and will remain closed until the building crosses the intersection, which is expected to last an estimated 15-30 minutes. The traffic signals at the intersection be removed during this process to allow the building to clear the intersection, and traffic at the intersection will be managed by officers for another 1 to 2.5 hours while the signals are re-installed. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes Sunday morning in order to avoid delays.
Chisholm Trail between Emanuel Street and RM 620 are expected to be closed to through traffic starting 10 a.m. Friday and will remain closed through Monday evening. Crews plan to build a bridge deck at this time over Brushy Creek to provide additional support as the 100-ton limestone structure is moved to its final resting location.
On Saturday, the Stagecoach Inn will be moved to the bottom of the hill where it currently stands to prepare for the move. Although this will be an impressive feat, the public is asked to avoid the area so workers can focus on the important task at hand.