After months of waiting, Osage Beach residents can finally utilize Nichols Road again. City officials and hospital staff met together to celebrate the opening on Monday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new stretch of road includes a roundabout and a new access road toward the hospital, which Mayor John Olivarri says will be a major convenience because ambulance drivers and people in their vehicles can almost turn directly off the highway and into the emergency room parking lot, which will allow them to get access the hospital much quicker. Public Works Director Nick Edelman says the work isn’t quite done, however. He says they will be placing landscaping in the roundabout sometime this week, but that shouldn’t cause any delays.