I heard, via the radio on the way to work, about a month ago, that the MN DOT has let Hwy 1 fall apart the last few years. As a result, they are going to perform a DOT 'improvement.' Especially on the 'most trecherous' 15-20 miles. I would assume that, as a result, they will have ruined, arguably, the best motorcycle road in the state. The 'operation' is to be performed during the summer of '05. I've gotta get up there again. Maybe twice.