Road Closures for State of the Union

Capitol Police shutting down many streets around the Capitol starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013  |  Updated 9:47 AM EDT
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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.


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