DETROIT — Next week temperatures will climb back above freezing, which means potholes are in our future.

Each year Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties spend on average $3 million to $5 million filling potholes.

In Oakland County, they are planning on nearly 9,000 man-hours to patch potholes this year. In Wayne, they plan on using 350 tons of patch. In Macomb, they say more funding is needed.

“It is unfortunate that we have this expectation and it has become somewhat seasonal that we have to worry about potholes in the state of Michigan,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

All three counties tell 7 Action News they expect to see an uptick in potholes next week. The busiest roads will take priority.

“Just like we prioritize salting and plowing, we prioritize pothole patching,” said Craig Bryson, communications manager for the Road Commission for Oakland County.