Drivers May Hit Delays From Road Closures for State of the Union

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday, and that means road closures and restrictions around the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police shared the following changes:

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the following areas will be restricted to those with event credentials and authorized pedestrians only:

  • First Street between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW
  • Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue SW and Second Street SE
  • First Street between Independence Avenue SE and Constitution Avenue NE
  • Constitution Avenue between Second Street NE and Louisiana Avenue NW

These streets will close beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW from Third Street NW to First Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW from Louisiana Avenue NW to Second Street NE
  • First Street NW from Louisiana Avenue NW to Washington Avenue SW
  • New Jersey Avenue NW from Louisiana Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • D Street NE from Second Street NE to Louisiana Avenue NE
  • Delaware Avenue NE from Columbus Circle NE to Constitution Avenue NE
  • First Street NE from Columbus Circle NE to C Street SW
  • C Street NE from Second Street NE to Delaware Avenue NE
  • Maryland Avenue NE from Constitution Avenue NE to First Street NE
  • Second Street NE from Constitution Avenue NE to East Capitol Street NE
  • East Capitol Street from Second Street NE to First Street NE
  • Independence Avenue from Second Street SE to Washington Avenue SW
  • C Street SW from Washington Avenue SW to First Street SE
  • Delaware Avenue SW from Washington Avenue SW to C Street SW
  • South Capitol Street from D Street SE to Independence Avenue SE
  • New Jersey Avenue SE from D Street SE to Independence Avenue SE
  • Maryland Avenue SW from Third Street SW to First Street SW
Architect of the Capitol
The above road closures will be in place for President Trump's 2019 State of the Union address.

All street closures and listed times are subject to change. No vehicles other than those displaying a current congressional parking sticker and carrying an occupant with a valid congressional ID will be allowed on Capitol grounds after 7 p.m.

The Capitol Visitor Center was set to close to the public at noon Tuesday and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for tours.

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