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 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:
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on McEntire Road and Pine Meadow Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 58.11 tons of Flexbase Rip Rap from Boral Resources and 23.13 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Lonoke County Line Road. Broke concrete up on the old parking lot at the Sheriff’s Office and hauled it off.
Grader Operator: Graded Gibb Anderson Road, Lonoke County Road, Murchison Road, Crossett Road, Summers Road and Deer Lane. Graded Longbell Road and Spread twenty tons of SB2 on the road; graded Mulberry Road and spread twenty tons of SB2 on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Island Harbor Road, Crumpton Road, Quattlebaum Road, Ellison Road, and Riverside Road. Cut limbs back from road on Island Harbor Road.
Driver: Hauled 63.40 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Sign Shop: Put stop sign and road sign up on Copperhead Road and put a road sign on Horseshoe Lake Road. Made numbers for trucks at road department.
Culvert Crew: Replaced two 24” X 40’ metal cross drain pipes on Reed Lake Road and covered them with thirty-six yards of SB2.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Musgrove Road.
JC Road Crew: Worked on the parking lot at the Sheriff’s Office.
Truck Driver: Hauled off concrete from the old parking lot at the Sheriff’s Office. Hauled 47.50 tons of cold mix from Atlas Asphalt, Inc.; 48.21 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries; and 116.29 tons of Flexbase Rip Rap from Boral Resources to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Noble Lake Road, Gilliand Road, CC Road, Samuel Road, Dowd Road, Vandalsen Road, Altheimer Cemetery Road, Wabbaseka Cemetery Road and Collier Lee Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Danaher Road.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at the McDonald locations on Olive Street, Camden Cut Off Road, E. Harding Avenue, Blake Street and White Hall; Sonic locations on Olive Street and Camden Cut Off Road, and Chicken City in White Hall.
Culvert Crew: Installed two 12” X 20’ metal driveway culverts on Princeton Pike and covered them with twenty yards of SB2 and one 15” X 4’ extension to a concrete pipe.
Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Wheeler Chapel Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 23.58 tons of cold mix from Atlas Asphalt, Inc.; hauled 94.63 tons of Flexbase Rip Rap from Boral Resources; and 52.57 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Moorehead Road, Sell Davis Road, Wallace Road, Jed Road, Fallis Lake Road, Buttermilk Road, Straughn Road, Jerico Road, Taloha Road, Harvey Road, Reed Lake Road, Lawrence Road, Shults Road, Milner Road, Lab Road, Sunset Road, Terra Lane, Hudson Road. Graded Samuel Road and spread forty tons of D-Ballast on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut right-of-way on Deer Lane.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Beauty Mania, Darts Packaging, Smart Chevrolet, First Presbyterian Church, Owens Food Supply, and Happy Kids Daycare.
Culvert Crew: Cleaned out culvert on Jim Ford and in the Tucker area also checked culverts on Minton Road, McCosky Road and in the Ladd area. Checked Jefferson County roads off of Hwy 365. Cleaned out driveway culverts and cross drain pipe on Hardin Reed Road and Evans Road.
Truck Driver: Hauled 303.26 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Lee Berry Road and spread fifteen tons of gravel on the road.
Boom Mower Operator: Mowed ditches on Community Road.
Sign Shop: Worked in sign shop making signs all day.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Watson Chapel Picture Frame, McDonald locations on Camden Cut Off Road, Blake Street, Olive Street; Sonic locations on Camden Cut Off Road and Olive Street.
Culvert Crew: Checked culvert on Reindeer Cove and cleaned out a culvert on Spring Lake Road and Stagecoach Road
Set Up Crew: Checked for washouts on Lisa Lane, Longbell Road, Summers Road and repaired the washout on Stagecoach Road with twelve tons of SB2.
Truck Driver: Hauled 69.01 tons of B-Stone and 201.80 tons of SB2 Class 7 Base Course from Granite Mountain Quarries to Jefferson County Road Department.
Grader Operator: Graded Kimbrough Road and spread eighty tons of SB2 on the road.
Ditching Crew: Cleaned out ditches on Maynard Road.
Boom Mower Operator: Cut-right-of-way on CC Road.
Sign Shop Operator: Closed bridge on Altheimer East Road. Took Barrels to CC Road to control traffic while repairs are being done and picked up barrels on Longbell Road where repairs are completed.
Pickup Crew: Picked up cardboard at Mid-South Appliance, Smart Chevrolet, Episcopal Church, UAPB Daycare, McDonald location and Chicken City 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 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.