Oil Rig Placed on US 131 Median Near Reed City

If you have been on US 131 near Reed City you may have seen this.

This is an oil rig.

It was placed in the median of the interstate to drill up plugged oil wells from before 131 was built.

The state put in new mandates to make sure that these old wells don’t open up and are sealed properly.

The project is led by Transcanada and it’s not clear time when the rig will be off the interstate.