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.
JEFFERSON COUNTY ROAD REPORT
Roads that were repaired and work done by the Jefferson County Road Department:
09/22/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Richmond Core Road, Joe T. Henslee Road, Marion Road, Earl Chadick Road, State Farm Road, Jim Ford Road, Horseshoe Road, St. Mary Catholic Road, Quattlebaum Road, Mitchell Road, Farrelly Road, Lucky Road and Rob Roy Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 177.64 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Knott Island Road, Hartley Dump Road, Bennett Road, N & S Sassafras Trail, Lee Berry Road, Crane Cove, Tobe Road, Arabian Drive, German Springs Road and in the Moscow area. Graded Walker Road and spread twenty tons of SB2 on the road. Spread forty tons of SB2 on State Farm Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Gravel Pit Road and Toby Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Hooker Road, Red Hall Road, Honey Bee Lane, Tower Road and Tucker Road. Cut grass in ditches on Princeton Pike and in the Tucker area.
Sign Shop Operator: Put a road sign on Jessica Drive, Ryan Drive and fixed the stop sign on Ryan Drive. Made magnets for E-Waste Building.
Mechanic Shop: Worked on transmission on the 1991 Chevy Paving Truck and put new tarp on small dump trailer. Put shift solenoid on 1996 Caterpillar Grader and serviced John Deere Boom Mower. Worked on 1981 Kenworth water truck and worked on transmission lines on the 2004 Ford one-ton crew cab. Ordered parts for 2014 Ford truck.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Sonic on Camden Road, McDonalds on Blake Street and Camden Road and at D & M Imports all in Pine Bluff.
09/23/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 146.94 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course and 46.0 tons of B-Stone from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Castro Road, Fernleaf Road, Appian Way, Alford Lane, Stardust Trail and Richard Alan Road.
09/25/17
Heavy Equipment Operator: Cleaned up the shoulder on Gibb Anderson Road by the bridge.
Truck Driver: Hauled 183.29 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries took three loads to Sell Davis Road. Hauled 12.5 Surface Material from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel to Whippoorwill Lane.
Grader Operator: Graded Wabbaseka Road, Gibb Anderson Road and Reba Lane. Graded Sell Davis Road and spread three loads of SB2 on the road.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on Summers Road.
Mechanic Shop: Went to site on Atkins Lake Road and worked on 1996 Caterpillar Grader had to take it to the shop and the hydraulic transmission spool was taken apart and repaired. Went to Tucker Fire Station and changed blades on the 2015 John Deere Boom Mower and went to Wabbaseka Road and changed blades on the 2017 John Deere Grader. Greased the 2002 Case Dozer and worked on the alternator. Installed led lights on front of the 2006 Dodge four door truck and added bar light in back glass. Installed rear wheel cylinder on rear tire of the 1992 Chevy mosquito sprayer.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Sonic, White Hall Fitness Center, Hartz Honey Hole, Harts Café, Carpe Diem, Chicken City, McDonalds and Smart Chevrolet all in White Hall.
09/26/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Dawson Road.
Culvert Crew: Cleaned out ditches and installed a 12” X 20’ metal casing pipe on Dyson Road and covered it with eight yards of SB2.
Truck Driver: Hauled 92.19 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Creekview Lane.
Grader Operator: Graded Watkins Road, Riverside Drive, Archer Road, Skoal Road, Sweeney Road, Gorman Road, Minton Road, Simmons Road, Whitehead Road, Liska Road, Donna Road, Nichols Road, Clint Henderson Road and Cantrell Road. Graded Herring Road and spread one ton of SB2 on the road. Graded NCTR Road and spread four tons of hot mix on the road.
Boom Mower: Cut tree limbs back on Whippoorwill Lane and Forest Oak Drive. Debris was cleaned up by culvert crew.
Sign Shop Operator: Made a one call request for work to be done on Garrett Road and Longbell Road. Put a stop sign on Petty Road and repaired mailbox on Whippoorwill Cove.
Mechanic Shop: Replaced hydraulic line on the Taylor Forklift and worked on seat for the 2015 John Deere Boom Mower. Replaced alternator on 1995 INTL fuel/lube truck. Went to site on Atkins Lake Road to work on hydraulic leak on the John Deere Tractor. Replaced belt and tensions on 2006 Dodge 4 door truck. Serviced 1992 Chevy Mosquito sprayer.
Pickups: Picked up card board at Beauty Mania, Sonic and McDonalds on Olive Street, Citi Trends, Tuesday Morning, Shell Ross and D&D Imports all in Pine Bluff.
09/27/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Moss Road and Tamo River Road.
Culvert Crew and Heavy Equipment Operator: Cleaned up grounds at Hestand Stadium getting ready for Fair.
Truck Driver: Hauled 48.80 tons of D-Ballast and 24.21 tons of B-Stone from Granite Mountain Quarries and 22.44 tons of Flexbaserip from Boral Resources to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Reba Lane, County Line Road, Celia Road, W. Ollaway Road, Boudra Drive, Fites Road, Poplin Road, Tank Road, Stowe Road, Deer Haven Road and Laura Lane. Graded N Pack Road and spread three loads of C-Ballast on the road.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on county roads off of Princeton Pike Road. Cut right-of-way on Whippoorwill Lane and cut limbs back off of road on county right-of-way.
Sign Shop Operator: Put a mailbox up on Meadow Pond Road and made a one call request for resurface job on Whippoorwill Lane. Worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs for E. Waste building.
Mechanic Shop: Shop employees cleaned out old bridge panel shop getting it ready for welding shop. Repaired transmission valve body on 1996 Caterpillar grader. Repaired hydraulic line, fixed boom pin and installed blades on John Deere Mower at site on Atkins Lake Road. Repaired starting problem on Massey Ferguson Tractor and serviced 2004 Ford 4WD Crew Cab.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonalds at Watson Chapel and on Blake Street, Smart Chevrolet, CJ’s Body Shop, Auto Mechanic, Sonic, S.A.B.S., Watson Chapel Picture Frame Co. all in Pine Bluff.
09/28/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Meadow Pond Road, McGaughy Road, Butram Road and Evans Road.
Set Up Crew: Repaired Whippoorwill Lane getting it ready to resurface.
Grader Operator: Graded Blackwell Road, Cantrell Road, Elllison Road, N Pack Road, Webb road and Shady Grove Church Road.
Ditching Crew: Put calcium on county roads to settle dust.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on Hardin Reed Road and Meadow Pond Road
Sign Shop Operator: Took barrels to Longbell Road and Whippoorwill Lane for work to be done on the roads. Worked in the sign shop rest of day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Grace Episcopal Church, Mid-South Packing, D J’s Body Shop, Dart’s, Sonic on Olive Street and D & D Imports all in Pine Bluff.
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.