Missouri Route 242

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Route 242

Horseshoe Bend Parkway
MO 242 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length2.304 mi[1] (3.708 km)
Major junctions
West end Route MM in Lake Ozark
East end US 54 in Lake Ozark
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Route 240 Route 245

Missouri Route 242, also known as Horseshoe Bend Parkway, is a short highway in central Missouri found within Lake Ozark. The highway runs from the US 54 expressway junction near Osage Beach in Miller County in the east to Route MM (near the Community Toll Bridge) in Camden County.[2][3]


Plans to build Route 242 existed since 2007. Construction for the project did not start at the time due to lack of funding.[4] The project broke ground on January 18, 2011.[5] Route 242 opened on December 13, 2011.[2]

Route description

The west end of Missouri Route 242 begins at the intersection of Horseshoe Bend Pkwy and Route MM, a road which leads to the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge and subsequent toll plaza. Continuing east, the road intersects with Fish Haven Road before reaching the intersection of Bagnell Dam Boulevard. The road continues for about a half-mile (800 m) more,[1] where it allows access to both directions of US 54 through an interchange.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lake Ozark.


To US 54 Bus. / Horseshoe Bend Parkway west
Route MM – Sunrise Beach (via toll bridge)
Western terminus of Rte. 242; eastern terminus of Rte. MM; road continues as Horseshoe Bend Pkwy.

To US 54 Bus. (Bagnell Dam Boulevard)
US 54 – Jefferson City, CamdentonInterchange; eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Missouri Department of Transportation (November 23, 2013). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Highway 242 open to traffic". LakeExpo.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Trumpfheller, Heather (December 13, 2011). "Developers Happy About New Taxpayers Roads". KOMU-TV. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Wheeler, Deanna (December 13, 2011). "Wet opening for Route 242". LakeNewsOnline.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Hogland, Nancy (February 2011). "Route 242 finally a reality" (PDF). Lake of the Ozarks Business Journal. p. 1. Retrieved November 25, 2013.