The Missouri Department of Transportation will name the new expressway at the Osage Beach in memory of Lee Mace, who died in 1985 in a plane cash. The expressway will be finished in 2010 and then connects the Highway 54 and the state Route KK.
Mace was the founder of the famed Ozark Opry, a live country show hosted by Mace and his wife Joyce. The show was very popular all around the Missouri state and was one of the longest running barn dance shows until it was closed in 2005 by Joyce Mace. The Opry was held at the Highway 54 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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