(Washington, DC) The United States Capitol Police have provided the following information about street closures for President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress at approximately 7 pm tonight. The closures will impact traffic during this evening’s rush hour and commuters are encouraged to plan alternate routes and avoid the area.
Restricted Access – Capitol Square
The Capitol Square will be restricted to event credentialed authorized pedestrians only beginning at 4 pm.
The following street closures will be put into effect by the United States Capitol Police at 5 pm until this event has concluded:
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, NE between Louisiana Avenue, & D Street, NE
Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, NW
East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, & 1st Street, NE/SE
1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE
1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW and Washington Avenue, SW
South Side of Capitol Square
Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 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, & D Street, SE
South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW
The Capitol Visitor Center closes for tours on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am, and will resume tours on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am.
Tour Bus Rerouting
Tour buses will be rerouted from First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW to Third Street, between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW for passenger drop off and pick up beginning on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 am. Tour buses will resume their First Street route on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am.
If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at (202) 224-1677.
For additional traffic advisories please visit DDOT’s Traffic Alerts page
or visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District