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:
Culvert Crew: Cleaned out culvert on Hardin Reed Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 69.43 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Gravel Pit Road. Hauled 6.12 tons of asphalt from Cranford Construction Co. to Gravel Pit Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Wrape Road, Reydell Road, Gibb Anderson Road and Gibson Road.
Culvert Crew: Cleaned out ditches and installed a 12” X 20’ metal pipe on Embry Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 22.93 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Bayou Meto Recreation Road, Melanie Road, Big Mo Road and English Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned off county roads and hauled away debris.
Boom Mower: Cut grass in ditches on McFadden Road and Griderfield-Ladd Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put a ‘SLOW Children Playing’ sign, road sign and stop sign up on Joanette and took ‘High Water’ signs to Earl Chadick Road.
Culvert Crew: Installed a 15” X 4’ extension onto pipe on Princeton Pike. Unstopped a driveway culvert and cleaned out ditches on Griderfield Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 133.23 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Sign Shop Operator: Made a one call report for work to be done on Griderfield Road. Check county roads for flooding and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations and Sonic locations at Watson Chapel and White Hall; Chicken City and U.A.P.B.
Truck Driver: Hauled 15.26 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded North G.L. Davis Road and Wallace Road. Graded Summer Road and spread twenty tons of SB2 on the road. Graded Providence Road and spread fifteen tons of SB2 on the road.
Sign Shop Operator: Picked up ‘High Water’ signs on Earl Chadick Road. Took Barrels to Hardin Reed Road for traffic control and worked in sign shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations on Blake Street and E. Harding Avenue, First Presbyterian Church, Grace Episcopal Church and Owens Food Service.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Dogwood Forrest Drive and spread hot mix on Creekview road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 24.63 tons of pea gravel from Standard Gravel Co. to Jefferson County Road Department. Hauled 17.09 tons of ACHM Surface 12.5 MM from Cranford Construction Co. and 23.04 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Creekview Road.
Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Beauty Mania, at McDonald locations and Sonic locations on Olive Street and Hwy 79; and S.A.B.S.
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 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.