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 various utility companies locate their lines at the work site and mark them 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.
Roads that were repaired and work done by the Jefferson County Road Department:
Culvert Crew: Cleaned out culverts on county roads off Hwy 425 and cut down tree on Lovelace Road, cut it up and hauled it off.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Ray Dean Road and cleaned up oil spill on Paper Mill Road.
Set Up Crew: Cut out soft spots on Bruce Trail and flagged traffic.
Truck Driver: Hauled off dirt and debris from Watkins Road. Hauled B-Stone and two loads of SB2 to Bruce Trail.
Grader Operator: Graded Gilliand Road, Hartley Dump Road, Wabbaseka Road and Wabbaseka Cemetery Road. Graded Morgan Road and spread thirty-four tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course on the road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Watkins Road and hauled off dirt and debris.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Swan Lake Recreation Road and Gravel Pit Road.
Pick Up Crew: Picked up cardboard at Tuesday Morning, Owens Food Supply, Scott Systems, Beauty Mania, D. J. Auto Body Shop; at Sonic, McDonalds and Chicken City in White Hall.
Sign Shop Operator: Put pavement markers on Old Warren Road.
Culvert Crew: Installed a culvert on Whiteville Road.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Longbell Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled SB2 Class 7 Base Course to Terry Lane.
Grader Operator: Graded Gibb Anderson Road, Reed Lake Road, and Altheimer East Road. Graded Bruce Trail and spread two loads of SB2 on the road. Graded Terry Lane and spread SB2 on the road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Lisa Lane and hauled off dirt and debris.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Reydell Road and McEntire Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put speed limit signs on Longleaf Lane and made a one call report for work to be done on Thomas Road. Worked in shop rest of the day making signs.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Langrell Lane.
Truck Driver: Hauled 23.04 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jewel Road. Picked up concrete out of ditches on Cedarwood Drive.
Grader Operator: Graded Hooker Road, Freeman Road, Longbell Road, Kelley Road, Wilson Road, Garrett Road and Jeter Road. Graded Jewel Road and spread 23.04 tons of SB2 on the road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Petty Road and hauled off dirt and debris and flagged traffic for workers.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut grass in ditches on Reydell Road, McEntire Road, and Lee Berry Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Put delineator signs on McEntire Road and put a road sign up on Whiteville Road. Worked in shop rest of the day making signs.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at S.A.B.S., Chapel Hardware, McDonald locations on Camden Cut Off Road and Blake Street; at Sonic on Camden Cut Off Road, UAPB, and First Presbyterian Church.
Culvert Crew: Installed a culvert on Stokes Road and covered it with SB2.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Jacob Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled one load of SB2 and two loads of D-Ballast to Bruce Trail.
Grader Operator: Graded Summers Road, Longbell Road, Willie Jacks Road, Hartley Dump Road, Wabbaseka Road, Wilson Road, Mulberry Grove Road. Graded Bruce Trail and put one load of SB2 and two loads of D-Ballast on the road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Bruce Trail and Lisa Lane, hauled off dirt and debris.
Boom Mower Operator: Mowed grass in ditches on Blankenship Road and around Lake Pine Bluff.
Sign Shop Operator: Put a road sign and stop sign up on Mitchell Road and made signs for Mechanic Shop at the Road Department.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Scott Systems, McDonald locations on East Harding Avenue, Olive Street and White Hall; Sonic locations on Camden Cut Off Road, Olive Street and White Hall; at Chicken City, The Honey Hole, Hartz Café, Carpe Diem in White Hall. Picked up bulk items on Rosswood Road and Vernon Road.
Culvert Crew: Installed a 15” X 40’ culvert on Second Avenue in Wabbaseka and covered it with SB2.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Wyatt Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled SB2 to Wabbaseka Road and hauled B-Stone to Wyatt Road.
Grader Operator: Graded Wampler Spur Road, Hooker Road, Wabbaseka Road, Townsend Road, Clint Henderson Road, Gilliand Road and State Farm Road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Wabbaseka Road and hauled off the dirt and debris.
Boom Mower Operator: Filled in washout on Wyatt Road and flagged traffic while the work was being done.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Darts Packaging, Smart Chevrolet, Mid-South Appliance, S.A.B.S., Chapel Hardware, D. J. Auto Body Shop, C. J. Auto Body Shop, Faulkner Collision, Beauty Mania, and Sonic on Camden Cut Off 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 but a very necessary part of the job.
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.