Cornell Local Roads Program
Build a Better
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017-2018 Build A Better Mousetrap Competition is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered this year!
2018 Registrations are now Closed.
Not sure what to submit? Check out some examples here
2017-2018 BBMT National Competition
City of Beacon Highway Department on Wins 1st Place in the National Build a Better Mousetrap Competition under the catagory of Inspection and Data Collection.
Winners were announced at the 2018 National LTAP Association Conference in New Orleans Louisana. There were 26 submitals spanning 12 states in the competition.
2017-2018 BBMT Entries and State Winners
Town of Orangetown Highway Department - Hitch Witch
Town of Ulster Highway Department - Under the Guide Rail Cleaner
City of Beacon Highway Department - Confined Space Simulator
Town of Seneca Highway Department - Hydraulic Snow Fence Roller
Town of Big Flats Highway Department - Under the Guide Rail Cleaner
Town of Big Flats Highway Department - Storm Grate Puller
Town of Urbana Highway Department - Guide Rail Maintainer
Orange County Highway Department - Paved Shoulder
Town of Rochester Highway Department - The Slider
Town of Thurston Highway Department - 1957 Austin Western Roller
Town of New Paltz Highway Department - Making Winter Easy