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State Of The Union Prompts Road Closures Around Capitol

The Capitol will be off-limits during the State of the Union.
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The Capitol will be off-limits during the State of the Union.

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech tonight, the sixth of his presidency, in front of Congress and the country at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.

While the speech is likely to have broader policy impacts for the federal government this year, the impact in the nation's capital is more immediate.

Starting at 7 p.m. tonight through the end of the speech, there will be road closures surrounding the Capitol building.

On the 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

Preparations in the Capitol itself begin earlier in the day. All tours are suspended for the day starting at noon and the Capitol Visitor Center is also closed. The House Gallery will remain open until 5:30 p.m. or until the House recesses and the Senate Gallery will remain open until 6:00 p.m. or until the Senate recesses.

The State of the Union is expected to last about an hour and a half.

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