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:
11/03/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Kesterson Road, Hawkeye Road, Blythe Road, Cornerstone Road, Morgan Road, Mallard Road, Teal Road, Lyanna Drive, Nolino Drive, McGaughy Road, Griderfield Road, Ladd Road, St. Raphael Road, President Circle, Sandy Bayou Road, Donham Road and Crooked Creek Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 182 yards of red dirt from Cannon Contracting, Inc. to county jail parking lot. Hauled 23.15 tons of C-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Bayou Meto Recreation Road, Webb Road, N. Pack Road, Castro Road, Fern Leaf, Alford Lane and Appian Way. Graded German Springs Road and spread twenty tons of D-Ballast on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Atkins Lake Road.
Mechanic Shop: Helped unload train flatcars for bridge on Longbell Road. Replaced rear brake roller on trailer, repaired radiator on 2006 MACK Dump Truck. Went on site on Britely Road and replaced pin, blades and skids on John Deere Boom Mower. Filled hydraulic fluid on 2015 John Deere Boom Mower on NCTR Road. Worked on air leak on asphalt distributor truck, replaced twelve air cylinders on back of truck and filled fluid and fuel on equipment used for resurface job on Meadow Pond Trail. Repaired Hydraulic leak and replaced the hydraulic filter on Superior Sweeper. Replaced radiator on John Deere Boom Mower.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations on E. Harding Avenue, Blake Street, Olive Street and Hwy 270 in White Hall; at Sonic locations in Watson Chapel, Olive Street and Dollarway Road in White Hall.
Sign Shop Operator: Made stop sign and put it up on Tamo River Road and Bitely Road.
11/04/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 24.00 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course and 46.13 tons of C-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
11/06/17
Culvert Crew: Installed a 24” X 30’ Cross Drain Pipe on Mockingbird Lane and covered it with twelve yards of SB2.
Truck Driver: Hauled 32 yards of red dirt from Cannon Contracting, Inc. to county jail parking lot. Hauled 47.04 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Morrow Road and Webb Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Bitely Road and Bruce Trail. Graded Morrow Road and Webb Road and spread one load of SB2 on each road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out culverts on Camden Cut Off Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches in the Tamo area.
Sign Shop Operator: Took sand to Louis Ramsey Road and put a stop sign up on Clint Henderson Road. Worked in the sign shop rest of day making signs.
11/07/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Gilliand Road.
Set Up Crew: Started resurfacing Meadow Pond Trail.
Truck Driver: Hauled 289.72 tons of ACHM 12.5MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Pond Trail.
Grader Operator: Graded Altheimer East Road, State Farm Road and Jefferson-Lincoln County Road. Graded Brantley Road and spread twenty tons of SB2 on the road. Graded Webster Road and spread forty tons of SB2 on the Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Toler Road, Donham Road and Bartlett Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put stop sign and road sign up on Longbell and Altheimer East Road. Worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonalds in White Hall; Sonic locations on Olive Street, Watson Chapel and White Hall; D & D Imports, S.A.B.S. and Watson Chapel Picture Frame Co. in Pine Bluff.
11/08/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Gaddy Koonce Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 1.200 tons of CRS-2 from Ergon Asphalt to Meadow Pond Trail. Hauled 120.89 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department. Hauled 185.81 ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to Meadow Pond Trail. Hauled 25.11 tons of Pea Gravel from Standard Gravel Company to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Gibb Anderson Road, Longbell Road, Maynard Road and Wood Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Dial Road and Mabry Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put a mailbox on Kilcrease Road and took cold mix to W. Baldwin Road to spread on road and also put road sign on Ray Dean Road.
11/09/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Budwood Road.
Set Up Crew: Removed beaver dam on Huntley Trail.
Truck Driver: Hauled 38.17 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Altheimer East Road. Hauled 2.55 tons of CSS-1 from Ergon Asphalt to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Bruce Trail, McEntire Road, Sell Davis Road and Huntley Trail. Graded Altheimer East Road and spread 168 tons of SB2 on the road. Cut limbs back on county right-of-way on Dowd Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Clemmons Road, Quail Meadow and cleaned right-of-way for bridge on Longbell Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at S.A.B.S., Smarts Chevrolet, Tuesday, Citi Trends and McDonalds in Pine Bluff; Hartz Honey Hole and Sonic 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.