Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will start paving work along Drexel Road - between Mission Road to Mahan Drive (just west of the Santa Cruz River) and along Oak Tree Drive - between Drexel Road to Headley Road on Thursday.

Crews will be fog sealing the two roads, applying a thin layer of hot asphalt to fill in cracks, small potholes and other imperfections. The relatively inexpensively procedure is design to extend the useful life of a road.

During this work, travel lane restrictions will be in place, however at least one lane of travel will be maintained in both directions.

Next week, crews will also be fog sealing the Sixth Avenue and 18th Street intersection as well as the Stone Avenue and 18th Street intersection. Work is scheduled to start on Wednesday.

The city will also begin a similar process on Roger Road - between Oracle Road to First Avenue - next week. The road construction, with plans to start on Tuesday, will take an estimated four days to complete.

All projects mentioned above are being funded with the voter-approved Prop 409 funds.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson