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Lifeless Fast Lane

June 09, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Dallas Jamison and Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

If no steps are taken to ease traffic, the number of miles of congested highways in Orange County will increase dramatically by the year 2010, according to a new study by the Southern California Association of Governments. The map below outlines the currently congested areas, and those that will become so if nothing is done to combat highway gridlock.

Source: Southern California Association of Governments

Life in the not-so-fast-lane doesn't have to be all frayed nerves and acres of brake lights. Taking the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" advice to new lengths, some Orange County drivers have learned to love our crowded concrete. For another outlook, see today's Orange County Life cover story.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday June 11, 1988 Orange County Edition Orange County Life Part 9 Page 5 Column 1 Life Desk 2 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
Due to an editing error, the cost of the Southern California Assn. of Governments' Regional Mobility Plan's most expensive option for alleviating traffic congestion was incorrect in a Thursday story in Orange County Life. The plan would require $15.4 billion for highway improvements and $14.2 billion for new transit.

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