The following is a release from the Montana Department of Transportation:

DILLON, Mont. – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and its partner, L&J Construction Group LLC, anticipate improving North Interchange Road in Dillon beginning mid-April. The work on the half-mile segment will consist of removing and replacing approximately 2 inches of pavement, seal and cover (chip seal), bridge repairs, new guardrail, and new signage and pavement markings.

The project begins just west of the intersection of Interchange Road with Montana Avenue and extends half a mile west along Interchange Road, ending just before the Interstate 15 (I-15) northbound on-ramp. “MDT is excited to return to Dillon this year,” said Shane Watson, Engineering Project Manager for MDT. “We enjoyed working with the community in Dillon in 2023 when we improved Helena Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and 11 miles of I-15.” “We performed the bridge work on the south interchange last year. This project is similar in nature and will have the same minor traffic delay. We apologize for the inconvenience,” said Kevin Helling, L&J’s Project Manager. “The partnerships between MDT, L&J, the City of Dillon, Beaverhead County, and the residents all contribute to a safe and successful project.”

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15-19, 2024 and this year’s theme is “Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” In 2021, 956 people were killed in fatal work zone crashes, according to the most recent data available from MDT reminds you to use extra caution while traveling through work zones by minimizing distractions and following posted speed limits. For more information visit A project map, how to subscribe for construction alerts, and more can be found at Stay connected on project updates with SMS or email by texting “Dillon” to (844) 764-2126 or emailing Note: Message and data rates may apply. Four messages/month. Reply STOP to opt-out anytime. Reply HELP for help. Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. Terms and Privacy Policy can be found at

Be prepared for delays so before you leave, download MDT’s mobile app “MDT 511”, or visit and check your route. If you're driving and want to check in, pull safely off the road and dial 511. Tune in to local radio stations and watch for variable message signs along the route.

About the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

MDT’s mission is to plan, build, operate, and maintain a safe and resilient transportation infrastructure to move Montana forward. For more, please visit Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Montana Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.

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