Due to changing weather conditions, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will temporarily suspend its in-house chip and fog sealing programs. The residential street paving program began in early October 2011 and consisted of crack sealing, pothole filling, chip sealing and fog sealing five different neighborhoods.
Chip sealing is greatly affected by the weather and can only be performed during certain temperatures. Chip sealing should be applied when the pavement temperature is at least 70 degrees and the air temperature is 50 degrees and rising. Transportation Director Jim Glock stated that the residential street paving program will commence next spring when weather conditions are optimal.