Highway 400 Realignment
In 2010, a stretch of the new highway 400 alignment opened up which now bypasses Nobel. Some businesses in the town were already affected by the new highway due to a sharp decline in traffic, a lack of customers and had to closed down. The former route of highway 69 through the town will be renamed as Nobel Drive and reduced in width from four to two lanes, with the decommissioned lanes to be converted into a recreational trail.
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