Drew County Judge’s report
I was on vacation last week as my wife and I traveled around the southwestern United States. We had a great time and saw some beautiful country, but I was glad to get home and hear familiar accents. I stayed in touch with the courthouse, road and sanitation departments by phone and some of the guys on the road crew sent me photos of work as it was being done. I was pleased that we got Tara Grove completed and some other projects underway. I’m also glad to report that work has begun on the new office building and warehouse at the landfill. Things are back to normal this week, with a full schedule.
Road Department Activity
Monday - Peas were hauled from Little Rock to the shop. New Light and Baker Cemetery roads were double-bladed and ditched. Scroughout, Seventh Day Adventist and Old Troy roads were bladed. Pipes were cleaned on South Allis and Dave Knight roads and limbs were moved off Avery Road. Dickson, Stafford, Bark ada, Sanderlin, Wilmar Loop, Ozment Bluff, Longview, James Glennon, Jones Loop and Sam Carter roads were patched. Chips were hauled from Little Rock to Montongo and the shop. The water truck was taken to Wilmar, pipe was delivered to Green Hill-New Hope Road and trees were moved off Cook Lane and Lacey-New Hope Road. South Allis Road was measured and gravel was hauled to the bus turnaround on Hwy. 83 North. Pumpkin Center and Lambert roads were bushhogged.
Tuesday - A washout was fixed and ditch work was done on Gee’s Landing Road. It was also ditched. Ben Loveless, Smith, Ozment Bluff and Mhoon roads were double-bladed and ditched. Old Warren Road was bladed. Ditch work was done on South Allis Road. Tara Grove Road was chip-and-sealed. Bowser, Grizzell, North 16th Section, Lucas and Military roads were patched. Chips were hauled from Little Rock to the shop and Montongo. The chip spreader and roller were moved to Wilmar after being used on Tara Grove. Gravel was spread on Campground Road. Bushhogging was completed on Old Warren Road and started on Ras Pace Road. Peas were hauled from Little Rock to the shop. Gravel was hauled to Campground Road.
Wednesday - Preliminary chip-and-seal work was done on South Allis Road. Sid Carpenter, Ponderosa, Connie Veasey, Huskey and Ellis White roads were bladed. Sid Carpenter, Connie Veasey and Barkada were ditched. Old Troy, Firing Range, Cherry, Old Dermott, Drew 22 and Bordeaux roads were patched. The oil truck was loaded and the patch truck was drained. Chips and peas were hauled from Little Rock to Montongo and the shop. Ras Pace and Lacey-New Hope roads were bushhogged. SB2 was hauled to Green Hill-New Hope Road. Two pipes were put in on Green Hill-New Hope Road.
Thursday - Webb Road into the landfill was double-bladed and part of it was ditched. The road into the transfer station was bladed. South Allis Road was chip-and-sealed. Pipes were put in on Green Hill-New Hope Road and old pipe was hauled to the landfill. Chips were hauled from the shop to South Allis Road and gravel was hauled from the pit to the shop. Grace Loop, Lacey-New Hope and Beulah roads were bushhogged.
Friday - Chip-and-seal work continued on South Allis Road. Set-up work was done on E Street in Tillar and the water truck and chip spreader were moved there. Peas were hauled to South Allis and gravel to Tillar. Grace Loop, Grace Community, West Lacey, Longview and James Glennon roads were bushhogged. One grader was moved to the shop for repair. South 16th Section, South Cominto, Collins Line, Skipper Bridge and Bayou roads were patched. South Allis was rolled and the roller taken to Tillar. Gravel was hauled from the pit to the shop. Some trucks were serviced. A pipe was taken to Old Dean Road.