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:
10/27/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Kesterson Road and Blythe Road.
Culvert Crew: Dug trench across Mockingbird Lane to install a metal pipe.
Set Up Crew: Cut a tree down on Meadow Pond Trail on county right-of-way, cut it up and hauled it off.
Truck Driver: Hauled 38.93 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course and 23.31 tons of C-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Woods Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Patsy Road, Levee at Reydell, Cornerstone Road and county roads in the Reydell area, Winston Road, Koeing Road, Deep Bayou Road and Fugate Road. Graded Riverside Road, Bennett Road and Watkins Road and spread one load of C-Ballast on each of the roads.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut shoulder on right-of-way on Mail Route Road, Wishbone Farm Road, Musgrove Road, Bartlett Road and Davis Place. Cut grass in ditches on county roads off of Louis Ramsey Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Made two one-call reports for work being done on Meadow Pond Trail. Put three bridge posting signs on Wabbaseka Road and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald Locations on Blake Street, Watson Chapel and Olive Street; at Sonic Locations in Watson Chapel, Olive Street and Dollarway Road; picked up at Watson Chapel Picture Frame Co., Beauty Mania, S.A.B.S. in Pine Bluff and Chicken City in White Hall.
10/30/17
Set Up Crew: Repaired shoulder on Garrett Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 11.55 tons of B-Stone and 45.32 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded N & S Sassafras Trail, Lee Berry Road, Crane Cove, Horn Drive, Arabian Drive, Sweeney Road, Richmond Core Road, Moscow River Road and county roads in the Moscow area.
Sign Shop Operator: Moved the stop sign on Garrett Road & Longbell Road. Put up bridge posting sign on Wabbaseka Road and worked in the sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at the McDonald locations on Blake Street, E. Harding Avenue and in White Hall; Sonic Locations on Blake Street, Olive Street and in White Hall; at Dart’s Packaging and Chicken City.
10/31/17
Set Up Crew: Continued the resurface job on Meadow Pond Trail. Worked on a project at the new jail site to make a parking area.
Truck Driver: Hauled 69.78 tons of C-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department. Hauled 215.40 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM surface material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Pond Trail.
Grader Operator: Graded Bitely Road, Morrow Road and Bennett Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Blankenship Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put two bridge posting signs on Princeton Pike and put a stop sign back up on Garrett Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Mid-South Appliance, Smart Chevrolet, Beauty Mania, McDonalds on Olive Street, Citi Trends, Tuesday Morning, Shell Ross and D & D Imports.
11/01/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on St. Raphael Road with cold mix.
Set Up Crew: Put B-Stone around the culvert on Evans Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 70.20 tons of B-Stone from Granite Mountain Quarries to the barn and to Evans Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Replaced two mail boxes that had been hit by county boom mower on Kristi Drive and one on Meadow Pond Trail. Moved grader from Wabbaseka to Reydell.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Sonic and McDonald locations on Olive Street and in White Hall; at Hartz Honey Hole, Hartz Hive Café, Carpe Diem and Chicken City in White Hall.
11/02/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on McKinney Road.
Culvert Crew: Installed a metal pipe on Evans Road.
Set Up Crew: Making a parking lot at new county jail.
Truck Driver: Hauled 268 yards of red dirt from Cannon Contracting, Inc. to new county jail parking lot. Hauled 24.17 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded North Pack Road, Celia Road, Bitely Road and German Springs Road.
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.