The white markings you may have noticed on Eighth Street indicate numerous potholes and cracks that will be repaired beginning late next week between Motor City Drive and Brookside Street.

"Eighth Street wasn't a priority when we started doing the work," said Corey Farkas, manager of the city's Streets Division.  "But it has become a priority.  We've been getting more calls about it as the street's condition has worsened."

Farkas said his department's crews, and not the private contractor recently hired by the city, will do the work that should take a week to finish.

An inspector surveyed the street several weeks ago, Farkas said, and marked the locations of street damage to make repairs easier and faster for workers.

Farkas said the repairs should hold for "quite a while."