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Will road capacity keep up with Rancho Mission Viejo’s rapid growth?

Will road capacity keep up with Rancho Mission Viejo’s rapid growth?

As home sales continue to boom in Rancho Mission Viejo’s last planned community, officials in neighboring cities are questioning how they’ll withstand an influx of cars and people.

“We are rapidly acquiring a city,” San Juan Capistrano Mayor Kerry Ferguson said at a recent City Council meeting.

But as development continues in what will eventually be a 14,000-home community twice the size of Ladera Ranch, new roadways are taking shape that planners say could alter traffic habits in south Orange County.

Businesses are coming too, with a 98,000-square-foot business center hosting Gelson's grocery store, Rite Aid and Chevron set to open at Ortega Highway and Antonio...

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