Revised Directions to Oct. 1 Potluck

Here are  revised directions provided by the Dufours on how to get to their place ,due the  construction work this weekend:

Location: 3406 SW Manning Street, Seattle, 98126 — four blocks away from the end of the West Seattle bridge at 35th Avenue SW.

Usual Driving Directions from I-5 or from 99 South (preferred choice for this weekend): Take the 163 exit from I-5  and follow signs for the West Seattle bridge. Stay on the bridge until you come to the first traffic light at the intersection of 35th Ave SW. Turn right at the light and go four blocks to the stop sign. That’s Manning St. Take a right turn: the Dufour home is the second one on the left side. Street parking should be available around the area.

Alternate Route if West Seattle bridge is closed. It appears that traffic using I-5 will be diverted to this alternate route this weekend. While work has been going on, there has been a detour route you can use which takes you over the lower bridge to West Seattle. It is accessible from First Avenue downtown, turning onto Hanford Street (located between Horton St and Forest St) towards the port (a right turn if coming from Forest; a left turn if coming from Horton). Go to the end and make a left on East Marginal Way S. This  takes you onto Spokane St in a right hand turn you must take. Staying on Spokane will take you over the lower bridge. Stay in the left lane till you come to the first light. As you leave the bridge, move to the far right lane and as you come to the next traffic light at the intersection of SW Spokane , take a left turn. You will see signs to stay on Spokane which will mean another slight right once you are passing the Chelan Restaurant on your right in that first block. Take the first exit on the right you can and this will take you to a light on AvalonWay. Turn left on Avalon and proceed to 35th Ave SW in less than  half a mile. Turn right on 35th at the light. In a block you’ll be passing the start of the West Seattle bridge on your right; continue straight on 35th four more blocks to the first stop sign at SW Manning. Turn right and our home is the second on the left.

Bus Directions: #21,22,54 or 55 are the best. Take either over the West Seattle bridge and get off at the first stop by the Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Head in the opposite direction the bus is going, passed the Taco Time and continue walking on 35th Avenue NW uphill until you come to the stop sign at SW Manning St. (4 long blocks).  Turn right. Dufour home is the second one on the left side.