DDOT meeting on proposed changes to Webster & Varnum one/two-way streets

The proposed changes will impact  Webster & Varnum traffic patterns. (Image: DDOT)

Update 3/25: ANC Commissioner Jonah Goodman (4C10) put together some informative notes from the DDOT meeting on the 22nd. You can read them on Google Docs.

You can view a PDF of the proposal created by DDOT for ANC 4C that provides details on the changes.

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DDOT is holding a meeting tonight, Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30pm - 8pm, at 801 Shepherd St NW, to discuss the upcoming changes to Webster and Varnum Streets NW.

The proposed changes are a result of lobbying by residents who are unhappy with the current traffic flow, which they allege has led to auto collisions (lots of sideswipes) and other issues. Emily Dalphy, the traffic planner from DDOT, will be on-hand to lead the discussion and answer questions.

The main focus of the changes are to convert the 100 block of Webster Street NW to one‐way westbound, and convert the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Varnum Street NW to one‐way eastbound.

  • Convert the 100 block of Webster Street NW to two‐way to serve westbound travel through the neighborhood but retain circulation for the on‐street parking on the unit block of Rock Creek Church Road NW
  • Restrict the eastbound movement of Webster Street NW to right‐turn only to retain circulation for the on‐street parking on the unit block of Rock Creek Church Road NW
  • Convert the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Varnum Street NW to one‐way eastbound; and
  • Remove approximately one parking space on the unit block and two parking spaces on the
  • 100 block of Rock Creek Church Road NW to mitigate the sight distance concerns for the left‐turn from Varnum Street NW
  • Convert the 100 block of Webster Street NW to one‐way westbound, and convert the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Varnum Street NW to one‐way eastbound

You can view a PDF of the proposal created by DDOT for ANC 4C that provides details on the changes.