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Road closures ahead of State of the Union

Road closures for the Jan. 20, 2015 State of the Union address. (USCP)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 20 will create some road closures and restricted areas.

On Tuesday, U.S. Capitol Police will have closures starting at 7 p.m. in the following areas, ahead of the 9 p.m. address:

  • North Side of Capitol Square
    • D Street, NE between Second Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • C Street, NE between Second Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • Constitution Avenue between Second Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • Delaware Avenue, NE between Columbus Circle, NE & Constitution Avenue, NE
    • New Jersey Avenue, NW between Louisiana Avenue & Constitution Avenue, NW
    • Pennsylvania Avenue between First Street & Third Street, NW
    • East Capitol Street between Second Street & First Street, NE/SE
    • First Street, NE between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
    • First Street, NE between Louisiana Avenue, NW & Washington Avenue, SW
    • Second Street, NE between Constitution Avenue & East Capitol Street, NE
    • Maryland Avenue, NE between First Street & Constitution Avenue, NE
  • South Side of Capitol Square
    • Maryland Avenue, SW between First Street, & Third Street, SW
    • Independence Avenue between Second Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
    • C Street between First Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
    • Delaware Avenue, SW between Washington Avenue, SW & C Street, SW
    • New Jersey Avenue, SE between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE
    • South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW

The following areas will be restricted to only authorized pedestrians starting at 6 p.m.

  • 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

There are emergency no parking zones in effect to account for security measures during the event:

  • 15th Street between Independence Avenue, SW & New York Avenue, NW (both sides of the street)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 15th Street and 3rd Street, NW (both sides of the street)
  • Third Street, NW/SW between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW (both sides of the street)
  • Constitution Avenue, NW between 4th Street NW and 1st Street NW (both sides of the street)
  • Independence Avenue, SW between 7th Street and 3rd Street, SW (both sides of the street)

Additionally, Capitol tours will be suspended at noon. Those who have gallery passes can still enter through the Capitol Visitor Center main entrance . The House Gallery and the Senate Gallery will be open until 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively, or until recess.

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