D.C. Road Closures Planned for State of the Union Address
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Several roads around downtown D.C. will be closed starting several hours before the president’s speech.
Restricted Access: Capitol Square
The following area will be restricted to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28:
• 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
The U.S. Capitol Police will put the following road closures — affecting vehicular traffic — into effect at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and will lift these restrictions upon conclusion of the event:
• North Side of Capitol Square
o D Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
o C Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
o Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
o Delaware Avenue between Columbus Circle & Constitution Avenue, NE
o New Jersey Avenue, NW between Louisiana Avenue, & Constitution Avenue, NW
o Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, NW
o East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, & 1st Street, NE/SE
o 1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
o 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW & Washington Avenue, SW
o 2nd Street NE between Constitution Avenue & East Capitol Street NE
• South Side of Capitol Square
o Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW
o Independence Avenue between 2nd Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
o C Street between 1st Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW
o Delaware Avenue between Washington Avenue, SW & C Street, SW
o New Jersey Avenue between Independence Avenue, & D Street, SE
o South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW
Public and staff-led tours were suspended at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) also closed at noon, but 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 p.m. or until the Senate recesses, whichever is later. Tours will resume on a normal operational schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Tour buses will be allowed to drop off and pick up in Peace Circle and Garfield Circle until 4:30 p.m.
If there are any questions about this event, please contact the U.S. Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.