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:
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
South side of Capitol Square
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 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.