Terminology for Work and Materials Used
Arkansas One Call: The State of Arkansas requires a One Call Report before digging begins on our roads and ditches. When a One Call is done the different utility companies locate their lines at the work site and 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): Asphalt used in road construction, where it is used as the glue or binder mixed with aggregate particles to create asphalt concrete. Also used as an adhesive to glue down pavement markers.
JEFFERSON COUNTY ROAD REPORT
Roads that were repaired and work done by the Jefferson County Road Department:
10/20/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 75.57 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to St. Peters Cemetery Road.
Grader Operator: Graded St. Peters Cemetery Road and spread 100 tons of SB2 on the road. Graded Wilson Road, Townsend Road and Swan Lake Recreation Road. Spread thirty-two tons of SB2 on Morgan Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on O.C. Drive and filled in ditch on Teal Road to culvert level.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Wilderness Road. Cut right-of-way on Bruce Trail, Ashley Road, Wampler Spur Road and Star Dust Trail.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations on Blake Street, Camden Road and White Hall; picked up at Watson Chapel Picture Frame and at Sonic, Hartz Honey Hole, Honey Hive Café, and Chicken City in White Hall.
10/21/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 57.17 tons of SB2-Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Sign Shop Operator: Put two signs on Pipkin Road, a stop sign on N. McKinney Road and a speed limit sign on Oriole Drive. Fixed stop sign on State Farm Road, put two speed limit signs and ‘Slow’ Children at Play signs up on Celia Road.
10/23/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Earl Chadick Road.
Heavy Equipment Operator: Picked up debris on President Circle.
Set up Crew: Resurfaced Meadow Pond Trail.
Truck Driver: Hauled 71.06 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department and 150.38 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Pond Trail.
Grader Operator: Graded Cornerstone Road, Ferda Road, Carlee Road, County Line Road, Townsend Road, Shingle Mill Road and county roads in the Wright area.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on county roads in the Redfield area.
Sign Shop Operator: Put road signs up on Garrett Road and Longbell Road; put a two-way stop sign on Wilderness Road, fixed stop sign on Wabbaseka Road, put delineator signs on Bridge on Garrett Road and Longbell Road.
10/24/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 5.62 tons of HP Cold Mix from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel to the City of Altheimer. Hauled 202.60 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Winston Road, Acorn Road, McGaughy Road, Sell Davis Road, Shingle Mill Road, Wolfe Road, Arrowhead Drive, Jessica Drive, Nanci Cove, Chaney Road and Kimmel Road. Spread SB2 on Bayou Meto Recreation Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Tamo River Road.
Boom Mower: Cleaned shoulder of road on Meadow Lark Road and Meadow Pond Trail.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging, Owens Food Supply, McDonald locations on Blake Street and East Harding, Smart Chevrolet, Sonic in White Hall, Honey Hive Café, Hartz Honey Hole and Carp Diem in White Hall.
10/25/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Providence Road, Ashley Road, Hardin Reed Road, Moss Road, Raymond Road, Summers Road, Spring Lake Road, Sorrells Road, Morgan Road, Rob Roy Road and Cornerstone Road.
Set Up Crew: Resurfaced Meadow Lark Drive.
Truck Driver: Hauled 140.56 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Lark Drive. Hauled 61.00 tons of Rip Rap #1 from Granite Mountain Quarries and 25.46 tons of Pea Grave from Standard Gravel Co. to Jefferson County Road Department. Hauled 80.98 tons of SB2 Class7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Osborn Road and Celia Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Osborn Road and Celia Road and spread 80.98 tons of SB2 on the road. Graded the Levee at Reydell, Townsend Road and Winston Road.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on Louis Ramsey Road and cut right-of-way on German Springs Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Made a One Call Report for work to be done on Princeton Pike. Fixed the speed limit sign on Lee Springs Road and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging, Scott System, City Trends, Tuesday Morning, Sonic and McDonald on Olive Street.
10/26/17
Set Up Crew: Resurfaced Meadow Lark Drive.
Truck Driver: Hauled 148.10 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Lark Drive. Hauled 49.14 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Riverside Drive.
Grader Operator: Graded Handley Road, Hunter Drive, Carter Road, Stedham Road, Natalie Road, Brockman Road, Morrison Road, Wishbone Farm Road, Lisa Road, Melanie Road, Winston Road, Watkins Road and Reynolds Road. Graded Riverside Drive and spread three loads of C-Ballast on the road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put bridge postings on Watkins Road and Hunter Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging, Grace Episcopal Church, Mid-South Appliance, DJ’s Body Shop, McDonalds on Harding Avenue, Smart Chevrolet and Beauty Mania.
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.