Dubuque Rubix

Today’s article in the Telegraph Herald called Grappling the MAZE highlighted the most confusing intersections and streets in Dubuque. When I moved here almost three years ago, I spent my first few months baffled at the steep bluffs and  jumbled streets. As I figured out each area’s eccentric intersections and streets, I felt that I was unlocking a rubix cube. It was weirdly satisfying.

Here are some of the areas that Sunday’s article highlights.

The Five Points: Intersection of Grandview Avenue, Delhi Street, and Grace Street–When I end up here, I just cross the intersection when I feel ready and hope to hell no one hits my car.

The Mix Master: Intersection of University Ave, Eighth, Ninth, and Hill streets–This is probably one of the most badass intersections in Dubuque. It helps if you walk to it first and observe how many cars end up accidently playing chicken with each other. Endless entertainment. 

Locust Street Connector: Where U.S. 20, U.S. 151, and U.S. 61 come together–During my first week in Dubuque while I was trying to find my new workplace I found myself in this mess of intersections and ended up in a train yard near the river. These intersections were also the culprit in AK’s accidental trip to Wisconsin when she was visiting from Chicago.

As quoted in the article “If you can navigate through Dubuque, you can navigate anywhere.”

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About Restless Cube Dweller

Most of my adult life has been defined finding homes in unconventional places, and learning to interact positively with others. I've lived in the middle of nowhere, in small cities, in large cities, in the suburbs, and now in Dubuque, Iowa. This blog represents my musings about growing up, moving on, finding love, and eating well in the suburbs and beyond.
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4 Responses to Dubuque Rubix

  1. Bustie McGoo says:

    Oh yea! Remember when I came to visit and missed an exit or something and got confused and just kept driving until I crossed into Wisconsin??

    Oh wait, I just reread your post and you already talked about it! hahahaha.

    ps, when am I coming to visit again? How about Oct 23-25th? Let me know! (this time I’ll bring my GPS!)

  2. Restless Cube Dweller says:

    Expect candlelit dinners, wine, and long walks along the Mississippi River. : )

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