Terminology for Work and Materials Used
Arkansas One Call: The State of Arkansas requires a One Call Report before digging begins on many of our roads and ditches. A One Call is where the different utility companies locate their lines at the work site. After the lines and pipes of the utility company are located the lines are marked so the Jefferson County employee will know not to dig in the area marked.
Setting Up Road: The road is ground up and the asphalt is mixed with an oil and rolled back out to set it up for a resurfacing job for some time in the future.
Pea Gravel: Small rocks used in patching mix to fill in potholes.
SB2: Class 7 crushed stone used on roads. When bladed 4” to 5” in depth and watered it makes a good road and stabilizes the base.
BAB: A mixture of fly ash and bottom ash from White Bluff that is mixed with red clay gravel to stabilize road beds.
Cold Mix: Asphalt used for patching potholes. It is made so it will not absorb a lot of moisture because it would not last long if water stands on it.
Hot Mix: Asphalt used to overlay roads.
CRS2: The oil used to chip and seal a road. The CRS2 (oil) is sprayed on the road and then chips are spread over the oil and it is rolled with a steel wheel roller.
Calcium: (Css-1) A substance sprayed on bridges and roads to melt snow and ice. It is also used on gravel roads to control dust.
MC30: Sprayed on roads to settle dust.
Rip Rap: Large rock used for washouts on ditch banks and around the ends of culverts. Rip Rap is sometimes used as a sub base for new roads if there is a lot of water underground.
C-Ballast & D-Ballast: Large rock used on county roads.
Sealing Chips: Gray crushed granite rock that is used with CRS2 to chip and seal a road.
Herbicide Spraying: Used around bridges and signs to kill weeds and bushes.
Mosquito Spraying: Jefferson County has a truck that is used to spray for mosquitos. If the mosquitos are really bad in your area call the Jefferson County Road Department 870-534-7020 and request that they spray for mosquitos. This service is offered to the public when the Health Department cannot do it.
Pavement Markers: Reflectors that mark the center and the sides of the road.
Bituminous Shale (Coal): Adhesive used to glue down pavement markers.
Roads that were repaired and work done by the Jefferson County Road Department:
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Farm Lane and South Pack Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 24.03 tons of pea gravel from Standard Gravel Co. to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Nanci Cove, Hunter Drive, Lampkin Road, Stedham Road, Pipeline Road. Graded Davis Place and spread twenty tons of SB2 and fifteen tons of Beef Stone on the road. Spread twenty tons of SB2 on Jessica Road and twenty tons of SB2 on Cornerstone Road. Graded Redfield School Road and spread 100 tons of SB2 on the road.
Mechanic Shop: Picked up 2013 Dodge Truck from Smart Dodge and worked on window of the tax collector’s car. Went to site on Ladd Road and installed blades on John Deere Boom Mower. Installed air bag on ETNYRE Lowboy Trailer. Installed strobe lights on 2016 Link Belt excavator. Checked transmission shifter and looked for oil leak on 1994 flatbed truck.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Providence Road, Fallis Lake Road, Murdock Road, Sullivan Road, Whiteaker Road, Luckwood Road, Summit road, Fergusson Road, McKevin Road, Farm Lane, Grigg Road, Rayhan Road, Ramick Road, Tall Timber Lane, Tall Pine Trail Lane, Tall Oak Lane and Chaparral Drive
Culvert Crew: Installed a 12” X 20’ PVC pipe on Esaw Road and covered it with ten yards of SB2. Installed a 12” X 20’ metal pipe on President Circle and covered it with seven yards of SB2.
Set Up Crew: Dug out soft spots on Oak Haven Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 140.69 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course and 45.32 tons of D-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Peaceful Valley Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Gilliand Road, Griderfield Road, Davis Road, Swan Lake Recreation Road, Brown Cemetery Road and Mail Route Road, English Road and county roads in the Wright area.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on Donham Road.
Culvert Crew: Installed a 12” X 16’ metal pipe on Pipeline Road and covered it with six yards of SB2. Cut shoulder of road on Kilcrease Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 164.55 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Davis Place Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Sell Davis Road, Ferda Road, Clint Henderson Road. Checked Wood Road, Richmond Core Road and Webb Road. Graded Davis Place and spread 120 tons of SB2 on the road.
Boom Mower: Cut right-of-way on Darby Lane, Lowman Road, Shine Road, Sullivan Road and Straughn Road.
Mechanic Shop: Went to site on Gilliand Road and replaced slides on John Deere Grader. Started pulling the transmission out of the 1992 Auger Truck. Serviced Tax Collector’s car and put a window regulator in car. Checked out ETNYRE chip spreader.
Welding Shop: Worked on sign for E-Waste Building.
Sign Shop Operator: Repaired the sign on Sorrels Road and Townsend Road. Picked up barrels on Providence Road and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonalds and City Trends on Olive Street; and Sonic at Watson Chapel and Olive Street.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on S. McKinney Road.
Set up Crew: Dug out soft spots on Oak Haven Drive.
Truck Driver: Hauled 116.14 tons of SB2 from Granite Mountain Quarries to Wilson Road and Mulberry Grove Road. Hauled 69.65 tons of Granite Class 7 from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel to Oak Haven Drive.
Grader Operator: Graded Celia Road, Osborn Road, Wilbur West Road, Chandler Road, Wilson Road and spread eighty tons of SB2 on the road. Graded Mulberry Grove Road and spread sixty tons of SB2 on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut out soft places on Quail Meadow Road. Cut right-of-way on Wallace Road and Laura Lane.
Sign Shop Operator: Put sign up at E-Waste Building and worked in shop rest of the day making signs.
Mechanic Shop: Serviced county truck. Finished pulling the transmission out of the 1992 Auger Truck to have it rebuilt. Put new battery on the ETNYRE chip spreader, worked on A/C on the 2008 Ford 4X4 truck. Picked up JC6 car at Dodge Dealership and picked up a part for 1999 Dodge truck.
Welding Shop: Finished E-Waste sign for recycling and helped put it up at the E-Waste building.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonalds and City Trends on Olive Street; Smart Chevrolet and Owens Food Supply in Pine Bluff.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Rosswood Road.
Culvert & Heavy Equipment Crew: Picked up debris on county roads.
Grader Operator: Graded Hooker Road, Wilbur West Road and Garrett Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Fixed sign on Kady Road. Made signs for recycling center and took barricades to the city of Altheimer. Worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Many hours are spent in moving heavy equipment from one location to another in order to do a job at a new location. Sometimes it is necessary to take a piece of equipment to the dealership to have it repaired or go to various parts stores to pick up parts for repair jobs. This is very time consuming and takes the employee away from very important work that needs to be done but very necessary.
Cardboard is a big source of revenue for the recycling center. Businesses call to set up a pickup for cardboard at their location and it is picked up and taken to the recycling center on Gravel Pit Road where it is bailed for the source that has been contracted to recycle the cardboard.
All logging companies and construction companies that haul heavy loads over the Jefferson County roads are required to be bonded in order to use the county roads in Jefferson County. They are required to have a copy of the bond on file with Jefferson County Road Department. If you have questions please call 870-534-7020.