Fish Haven Road Residents Sick of Construction

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LAKE OZARK- After a few months of construction, residents on the north side of New Haven Road are still driving on a temporary road. Workers on the Missouri 242 construction project are working hard to connect Fish Haven Road in Lake Ozark. It is necessary to finish this part of the project first, so residents along Fish Haven aren't completely cut off from the remainder of the city.

MoDOT engineer, Bob Lynch, said the temporary road will hopefully be paved by December 1st. MoDot met with the residents and discussed possible plans before the construction began, but the connection was the cheapest way to go about this process.

MoDot's project consists of a two mile long, four lane highway connecting the U.S. 54 expressway entrance ramps, at the bottom of the hill below Denny's Restaurant, to the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge and the Horseshoe Bend Parkway-Bagnell Dam Boulevard intersection near the Paul's Supermarket in Lake Ozark.

Robert Burle is one home owner on Fish Haven Road who thinks everyone else benefits from this construction, except he and his neighbors. He does not care what kind of connection was added, he just wants one better than with what he is left with now.

He and the rest of the residents on his street will now lose access to the rest of Fish Haven Road, except by driving around on the highway back to Bagnell Dam Boulevard.