Part of a road in Round Rock will be shut down temporarily as a historic inn is removed from its foundation and taken down the street.
The Stagecoach Inn was built in the mid-1800s and is in the path of the realignment of Ranch to Market Road 620. It will be moved to Chisholm Trail Road.
Chisholm Trail Road between Rm 620 and Emanuel Street will be closed to traffic starting at 10 a.m. Friday and ending Monday evening. The major move happens Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Traffic signals at the intersection of RM 620 and Chisholm Trail Road will be removed so the building can pass through around 8 a.m. The intersection will be closed completely for 15 to 30 minutes while that happens. Then, police officers will begin directing traffic while crews re-install the signals.
The Inn was originally a stopover for people traveling in horse-drawn stagecoaches, then became a tavern, family home and, most recently, a restaurant. In February the city of Round Rock approved $796,000 in hotel occupancy taxes to relocate the building and charged the group Round Rock Preservation with raising the money needed for the restoration portion, expected to be around $250,000.
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