Road closures planned for State of the Union address

This map shows roads that will be closed starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 for President Obama\'s State of the Union address.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol.

Some D.C. streets will be closed that evening for the State of the Union address. U.S. Capitol Police released the following list and map detailing what streets will be affected:

Restricted access: Capitol Square

The following area will be restricted to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014:

  • First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Independence Avenue between First Street, SW and First Street, SE
  • First Street between Independence Avenue, SE and Constitution Avenue, NE
  • Constitution Avenue between First Street, NE and First Street, NW

Road closures The U.S. Capitol Police will put the following road closures (affecting vehicular traffic) into effect at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 and will lift these restrictions upon conclusion of the event:

North side of Capitol Square

  • D Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
  • C Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
  • Delaware Avenue between Columbus Circle & Constitution Avenue, NE
  • New Jersey Avenue, NW between Louisiana Avenue, & Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, NW
  • East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, & 1st Street, NE/SE
  • 1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
  • 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW & Washington Avenue, SW
  • 2nd Street NE between Constitution Avenue & East Capitol Street NE

South side of Capitol Square

  • Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 2nd Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
  • C Street between 1st Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
  • Delaware Avenue between Washington Avenue, SW & C Street, SW
  • New Jersey Avenue between Independence Avenue, & D Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW

Capitol tours

Public and staff-led tours will be suspended at noon Tuesday. The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) will also close at noon. However, visitors with gallery passes may continue to enter via the CVC main entrance.

The House Gallery will remain open until 5:30 p.m. or until House recesses, whichever is later. The Senate Gallery will remain open until 6:00 p.m. or until the Senate recesses, whichever is later. Tours will resume on a normal operational schedule on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

Tour buses

Tour buses will be allowed to drop off and pick up in Peace Circle and Garfield Circle until 4:30 p.m.

We appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement partners, event support personnel, and the community in working with us to manage this significant event. Due to road closures, we advise the public to prepare in advance for detours around the Capitol Square area. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconveniences in advance.

If there are any questions about this event, please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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