Some metrobus lines will be detoured because of street closures around the U.S. capitol for tonight's state of the union address.
Four Metrobus routes: the 32, 36, 34 and 96, will be rerouted to accommodate street closures. For security reasons streets around the U.S. Capitol will close starting as early as 7 p.m. and Capitol Square will be restricted to authorized pedestrians only starting at 6 p.m. The changes will remain in effect until the President leaves the area.
Metro is advising people to add time to their trips if using these routes.
Anyone driving near the Capitol can expect detours.
The President's State of the Union address will take place in the United States Capitol at approximately 9:00 p.m. The United States Capitol Police will be putting the following street closures into effect on January 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. until this event has concluded:
*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, NE between Louisiana Avenue, & D Street, NE
*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 and Washington Avenue, SW
*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,
*South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW