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:
10/14/17
Sign Shop Operator: Put a stop sign up on Longbell Road and Mulberry Road. Put a road sign and stop sign up on State Farm Road. Checked bridge posting signs on county bridges.
10/16/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Privatewood Drive.
Culvert Crew: Moved culvert on Creek View Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 12.5 Surface Material from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel to Whippoorwill Cove.
Grader Operator: Graded Gibson Road, Wrape Road, Reydell Road, Abernathy Road, Griderfield Road, Tom Harvill Road, Marshall Road and county roads in the Humphrey area.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Reynolds Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Fixed the road sign and stop sign on Tas Road. Put a road sign up on Wilderness Road and one on Chaney Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations on Olive Street, Blake Street, Harding Avenue, Watson Chapel and White Hall; at Sonic locations on Olive Street, Watson Chapel and White Hall.
10/17/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Pinecone Road.
Culvert Crew: Picked up debris on Divoky Road.
Heavy Equipment: Moved three pieces of equipment from JC Road Department to county jail and moved the paving machine from Whippoorwill Cove to Meadow Pond Trail for the resurfacing job there.
Truck Driver: Hauled 178.51 tons of 12.5 Surface material from Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel to Whippoorwill Cove and 72.56 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Sunset Road, Belmont Road, Gibb Anderson Road, Harlan Road, Acklin Bridge Road and Kotchell Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Bruce Trail and cut grass in ditches on Redbud Drive.
Sign Shop Operator: Made a one call report on Meadow Pond Trail for culvert that is being removed. Put ‘No Parking’ signs up on Oriole Drive. Went to Little Rock to pick up silt fencing and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Mechanic Shop: Repaired a short in brake light wire on 2009 NISSAN Pothole Patching Machine. Went to site to air up tire on the Caterpillar Grader and went to Whippoorwill Lane to put fuel in all of the equipment that’s being used to resurface road. Went to Reydell and changed blades on the 2017 John Deere Grader. Repaired fuel leak on John Deere Boom Mower and worked on 2005 Mack Truck to find problem why the truck is shutting down.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Smart Chevrolet, Watson Chapel Picture Frame, Beauty Mania, Dart’s Packaging, D J’s Body Shop, D & D Body Shop and Grace Episcopal Church.
10/18/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Donham Road.
Heavy Equipment Operator: Put Silt Fence up at the new jail site.
Set Up Crew: Resurfaced Meadow Pond Trail.
Truck Driver: Hauled 89.40 tons of 12.5 Surface material from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel to Meadow Pond Trail for resurface project.
Grader Operator: Graded McEntire Road, Morgan Road, McIntosh Road, Belmont Road, Hudson Road, Sunset Road, Terra Lane, Jericho Road, Dairy Lane, Fallis Lake Road, Providence Road, Lab Road, Buttermilk Road, Milner Road and Samuel Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Took barrels to Meadow Pond Trail to protect traffic as the culvert was dug up. Put road sign up on Morehead Road and worked in sign shop rest of day making signs.
Mechanic Shop: Replaced blades on John Deere Boom Mower on site on Belmont Road. Went to Meadow Pond Trail and fueled up the equipment and worked on ENTYRE Asphalt Truck. Went on site to Gilliand Road and replaced blades on Caterpillar Grader.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Mid-South Appliance, McDonald locations on Olive Street, Blake Street and Harding Avenue; City Trend, Owens Food and Supply, Chapel Picture Frame and UAPB Day Care all in Pine Bluff.
10/19/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Ussery Road and Stagecoach Road.
Heavy Equip Operator: Hauled road grader from County Line Road to Jefferson County Road Department.
Truck Driver: Hauled 87.75 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Gilliand Road, Mail Route Road and County Line Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Wolfe Road and Wampler Spur Road.
Mechanic Shop: Made and replaced pin for tailgate on 2006 Mack Dump Truck. Went to site on Wampler Spur Road and replaced blades on 2015 John Deere Boom Mower and to County Line Road to replace blades on 2002 Caterpillar Grader. Went to site on Meadow Pond Trail and replaced seat on the Asphalt Roller.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging, CJ’s Body Shop, Auto Mechanic Shop, S.A.B.S., Sonic on Olive Street and McDonalds and Chicken City in White Hall.
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.