CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Roads transportation professionals met Thursday to vote on projects that would affect the area's traffic congestion.
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization had a board meeting Thursday where members unanimously voted in favor of a resolution supporting plans to build a third crossing from the Virginia Peninsula to Southside.
By adopting the resolution, the HRTPO named the Third Crossing its choice over any expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
The City of Norfolk released a statement Thursday applauding the HRTPO's decision.
"For decades the City of Norfolk together with the region has supported the Third Crossing as the best alternative for relieving congestion across Hampton Roads," said Mayor Paul Fraim in the release. "Today's action reaffirms the region's support of the Third Crossing and provides hundreds of Willoughby residents who faced losing their homes piece of mind while protecting our wetlands and parks."
HRTPO board members also voted in favor of widening portions of I-64 on the Peninsula and discussed supporting a look into the feasibility of "congestion pricing" -- or tolls -- for the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.
Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the East End of Newport News Tuesday night.
The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who broke into a garage and stole a family pet.
The debate over a methadone clinic reached Portsmouth City Council Chambers Tuesday night. Several residents are against the planned location of the clinic near I.C. Norcom High School.