Virginia has plans for a new $1.4 billion toll road in the populous Hampton Roads port area in the southeastern part of the state -- but it would carry only about 5,000 to 6,000 cars a day. Officials from other heavily populated areas wonder why the state, which needed to borrow money from its new-construction fund to fix potholes, would even consider such a road for so few vehicles. Supporters say the road would spur economic development when post-Panamax freight comes to the port.

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