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:
11/10/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 40.43 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
11/13/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Island Harbor Road and Earl Chadick Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 199.78 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to the city of White Hall. Hauled 94.25 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Peaceful Valley Road, N. Pack Road, Morris Chapel Road, Lessell Road, Garrett Road, Freeman Road, Jeter Road and Longbell Road.
11/14/17
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Wolfe Road and Handley Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 99.12 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course and 46.64 tons of D-Ballast from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department. Hauled 54.07 tons of ACHM 12.5 MM Surface Material from Cranford Construction Co. to the city of White Hall.
Grader Operator: Graded Nobel Lake Road, Mulberry Grove Road, Wilson Road, Tucker Road, Vandalsen Road, Honey Bee Road, Tower Road, Red Hall Road, Dowd Road, Cactus Road and in the Tucker area.
Ditching Crew: Mowed the ditches on Clemmons Road and Nesby Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonalds, Citi Trends, Tuesday Morning, Beauty Mania and Sonic on Olive Street; Smart Chevrolet and Mid-South in Pine Bluff.
11/15/17
Grader Operator: Graded Gilliand Road and Hartley Dump Road. Graded Sell Davis Road and Spread three loads of SB2 on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Mowed ditches on MowCow Store Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Sonic locations on Olive Street and in White Hall; McDonald locations on E. Harding Avenue and in White Hall; Citi Trends, Owens Food & Supply, Hartz Honey Hole and Chicken City in White Hall.
11/16/17
Truck Driver: Hauled 194.71 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Willie Jackson Road, Wilbur West Road, Shady Grove Church Road, Leslie Road, Johnnie Road, Fisher Adam Road, Archer Road, Clark Thomas Road, Walker Road and Cantrell Road.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on Newton Road and Willie Jackson Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging Co., C J Auto, Auto Mechanic Shop, Scott System, S.A.B.S., Watson Chapel Picture Frame and Shell Ross.
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.