Online Extra: Rules of the Road

When the city of Chicago and the state of Indiana agreed to lease their toll roads to private investors for 99 and 75 years, respectively, they forced the buyers to adhere to strict operating standards.

Below is a sample of some of the most noteworthy

8 hours

How quickly carcasses of squirrels and skunks must be removed from the Indiana Toll Road.

24 hours

How quickly graffiti must be removed from the Indiana Toll Road.

24 hours

How quickly potholes must be repaired on the Chicago Skyway.

30 days

How often honeysuckle must be removed from the Chicago Skyway during the growing season.

7 days

How quickly flagpoles must be repaired on the Indiana Toll Road.

1.5 in.

Maximum amount of snow permitted on the Indiana Toll Road.

6 in.

Maximum height of grass before it must be mowed on the Chicago Skyway.

DATA: Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road concession agreements.

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