Patience is a virtue. That could be a good mindset for motorists motorists who are used to normally using Nichols Road in Osage Beach. Nichols has been closed from the highway to near Armory Drive for a time now to allow for various improvements. Now, according to Public Works Director Nick Edelman, the closure is being extended all the way to the parkway starting tomorrow morning. Anyone needing to get to Lake Regional or any of its facilities in the area can use Hospital Drive just west of Nichols Road off the parkway. Nichols Road, in the opposite direction toward Osage Beach Elementary and Dude Ranch Road, will remain open as usual. Signage will be in place directing traffic to detours during the work.