Capitol Police to Close Streets for State of the Union

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    President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union Address Wednesday evening.  You know what that means -- road closures galore.

    So if you'll be in downtown Washington, you could face some traffic challenges.

    For security reasons, a number of streets around the U.S. Capitol will be closed during the president's State of the Union Address, starting at 7:30 p.m.:

    • D Street between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW
    • C Street 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 between Louisiana Avenue, NW & D Street, NW
    • Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, NW & 3rd Street, NW
    • East Capitol Street between 2nd Street & 1st Street
    • 1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
    • 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW and Washington Avenue, SW
    • Maryland Avenue between 1st Street, SW & 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, SE & D Street, SE
    • South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street
    • In addition, Capitol Square will be off limits to pedestrians beginning at 6 p.m.

    Here's something else to keep in mind: Hundreds of hockey fans will be heading to the Verizon Center Wednesday night for the Capitals game, a situation that will likely add to the traffic troubles in that part of town.

    SOTU Follow-Up Questions Sought

    And if you're watching the SOTU at home or at a local watering hole, don't forget that you can chime in with some follow-up questions, which may be answered by the president himself next week during a live online event from the White House. 

    For more info on how to submit your questions, click here.