This summary explains why a public-private partnership (P3) is the most viable option for addressing the backlog of deferred lock and dam maintenance, and outlines how a checkoff-led coalition will pursue the project.

As soybeans move from field to market, a posted bridge or closed road can alter the truck's course, creating additional costs and delays. This checkoff-funded study identified the most critical bridges in each county in Illinois. 


Note: This study was conducted in 2013 and some data may be out of date, as bridges are repaired and regularly monitored for safety.  

Illinois Soybean Association Annual Report, funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff and membership dollars. 

This is a presentation given by ISA Chairman Daryl Cates to a Taiwan Delegation on September 18, 2015.

One of the ways ISA invests checkoff funds to improve local transportation efficiencies is through prioritization studies. A 2015 study analyzed benefit-cost ratios for twenty McLean County infrastructure projects. This report presents recommendations, in addition to quantitative and qualitative information, to assist McLean County officials in infrastructure prioritization decisions.