County Judge issues first Road Department report

The Jefferson County Road Department has been working on a number of projects in the past week, according to a report from County Judge Dutch King, who plans to issue reports on road department projects on a regular basis to let county residents know where work is being done.

Under new Road Superintendent Jimmy O’Fallon, the bridge crew has been cleaning up storm damage in Jefferson, and Redfield, along Princeton Pike, Providence Road and the Lee Springs area.

The patching crew has worked in the Redfield area, on U.S. 270, in the Humphrey area, on the Old Star City Road and on Kilcrease and Thomas roads.

King reported that grading operations have taken place in the Wabbaseka area, on U.S. 425 South, Princeton Pike and Olloway.

Road Department personnel have also been clearing brush off the right-of way-along German Springs, Castro, Appain Way and Alford Road, while the ditching crew has worked on Whiteville Road and cleaned debris on Middle Warren Road.

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Road Department trucks picked up gravel from Little Rock and transported it back to Pine Bluff, and they hauled tire chips and cover dirt on Monday and Tuesday.