Cornell Local Roads Program

Build a Better
Mousetrap Competition


Have you or one of your co-workers built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job? Well, now is the time to
show off a project your agency is proud of in our Build a Better
Mousetrap Competition! 

We are looking for something that you, your employees, or crew designed and built; it can be anything from the development of tools or equipment modifications, to a new process that increases safety, reduces costs, improves efficiency and/or improves the quality of transportation. Remember, we are looking for self-made creative projects developed in-house.

Winners will receive gift certificates to a hardware store of their choice. The first place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate and 2 runners up each will receive a $25 gift certificate. The first place winner will also be automatically entered in the national Build a Better Mouse Trap competition. All entries will be posted on our website and featured in an edition of our quarterly newsletter, Nuggets and Nibbles so that others may learn from all the exciting ideas.

Questions? Give us a call at 607-255-8033 or email us at


To enter, complete the entry form and return it to us by March 12, 2018.

Registration Info

Click here to download the registration form.


Fax:       607-255-0484

Cornell Local Roads Program
416 Riley Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


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