NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Officials told 10 On Your Side Monday that cheap fixes got washed out in heavy rains last week, leaving behind a pothole-laden road.
"This was a major rehabilitation project that we have needed for some time," VDOT's Lauren Hansen told 10 On Your Side. "We have identified it, and allocated money to fix it."
VDOT usually uses temporary cold mix asphalt during the winter until the warmer months.
Last Friday morning's rainstorm lasted several hours and opened up potholes along eastbound Interstate 264. The interstate had been treated with a lower quality mix and crews spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday treating the interstate with a hot mix asphalt that should be sturdier.
Hansen responded to critics who say VDOT is reactive instead of proactive.
"We have $40 million worth on contracts to be designated, to be advertised or that are ongoing," Hansen said.
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.