President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, Jan. 24, 2012.
You may want to avoid driving near the Capitol Tuesday night. Capitol Police are shutting down many streets in the area starting at 7 p.m. due to the State of the Union address.
DDOT shared the following from Capitol Police on the closures:
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 & 3rd streets NW
East Capitol Street between 2nd & 1st streets 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 & 3rd streets 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
Roads will reopen when the event had concluded.
Additionally, Capitol Square will be restricted to event-credentialed and authorized pedestrians only, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.