PennDOT LTAP Build a Better Mousetrap Award 

South Manheim Township celebrated its road crew winning the PennDOT LTAP Build a Better Mousetrap Award and the national Innovative Project Award for its sidewinder during a public meeting in Schuylkill County. Each year, LTAP sponsors the awards which recognize innovative inventions,improvements, and projects built and improvements, and projects built and designed by road crews or municipal employees to improve safety, reduce costs, or increase efficiency. The sidewinder incorporated a former ATV plow and scrap metal to allow for more efficient and consistent work on the township’s berms. From left, PSATS Executive Director David Sanko presented the honors to Assistant Roadmaster Rick Alspach, Roadmaster Corby Lewis; and Road Crew Kirk Freed. 

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