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.


Roads that were repaired and work done by the Jefferson County Road Department:


Culvert Crew: Filled in washout on Summers Road, Reynolds Road and Olloway Road. Checked Jefferson County roads for washouts, beaver dams and cross drain pipes in need of cleaning out.

Truck Driver: Hauled forty tons of SB2 to Summers Road to fill in washout on the road.

Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at McDonald location on Blake Street, Blake Street, East Harding Avenue, Olive Street and in White Hall; at Sonic locations on Olive Street, Blake Street and White Hall; at S.A.B.S. and Chicken City.


Grader Operator: Filled in washouts on Altheimer East Road with 120 tons of SB2; on Bruce Trail with fifteen tons of SB2; on German Springs Road with thirty tons of SB2.

Pickups: Picked up cardboard at Dart’s Packaging, Klassic Kids, Owens Food Supply, Mid-South, Smart Chevrolet and Auto Mechanic shop.


Culvert Crew: Installed a 12” X 20’ pipe on Sweet Gum and covered it with ten yards of SB2 and removed a beaver dam from a cross drain pipe on Huntley Trail.

Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Summers Road.

Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at McDonald locations on Blake Street, Watson Chapel, Olive Street, East Harding Avenue and White Hall; Sonic locations in Watson Chapel, Olive Street and in White Hall; at S.A.B.S., Chicken City and City Trends.


Set Up Crew: Filled in washouts on Curley Drive and Stowe Road with SB2.

Truck Driver: Hauled 187.18 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Curley Drive and Stowe Road.

Grader Operator: Graded Wilson Road and cleaned out culverts on county roads in the Altheimer area.

Boom Mower: Cut grass and bushes around bridge on Altheimer East Road and mowed around bridges in the Linwood area.

Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Dawson Road and Crossett Road.

Sign Shop: Repaired the signs on Portwing Road and Bradley Road. Put a stop sign and road sign on Mitchell Road. Made a one-call report for work to be done on Cook Road. Put a road sign back up on Kilcrease Road, put up a stop sign on Monk Road and fixed a curve sign on Pleasant Drive.

Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at White Hall Fitness Center, Hartz Honey Hole, Hartz Hive Café, Carpe Diem and Chicken City in White Hall. Picked up at McDonald locations in Watson Chapel, Blake Street, White Hall and on Olive Street; at Sonic locations on Olive Street and in Watson Chapel; at S.A.B.S. and Dart’s Packaging.


Culvert Crew: Installed a 36” X 30’ Cross Drain Pipe on West Baldwin Road and covered it with twelve yards of SB2.

Set Up Crew: Fixing driveways on Springlake Road.

Truck Driver: Hauled 129.93 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.

Grader Operator: Filled in washouts on Lee Berry Road, Huntley Trail, Stowe Road, Milner Road, C.C. Road, Wallace Road, Crossett Road and Adams Road. Graded Bayou Meto Recreation Road, Altheimer East Road, Mulberry Grove Road and the Reydell Levee.

Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Smart Chevrolet, Klassic Kids, Mid-South, McDonalds on East Harding Avenue, Owens Food Supply, D.J. Body Shop and C.J. Body Shop.

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.