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2019 State of the Union address: street closures

They will start at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 and extend for several blocks around the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol
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U.S. Capitol Police are advising the public about street closures and other restricted access around the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday, due to President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address. The security perimeter they plan to put into effect will go as far north as Massachusetts Avenue NE, as far east as Second Street NE, as far south as D Street SW, and as far west as Third Street NW. The closures will start at 7 p.m. and last through the speech.

According to officials, access “will be restricted to those bearing proper U.S. Capitol Police authorization and credentials.” Below is a map of the street closures followed by the full list.

2019 State of the Union street closures
U.S. Capitol Police
  • 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

Starting at 5:30 p.m., access to the U.S. Capitol Building will be restricted to people who have event credentials and authorized pedestrians. Beginning at 7 p.m., vehicles except for those with current Congressional parking stickers and at least one passenger who carries a valid credential will be banned from the Capitol grounds. The Capitol Visitor Center and tours of the U.S. Capitol Building will close at noon, when tour buses will also start to see restrictions.

The president’s speech follows the longest government shutdown in American history. The partial government closure, which lasted for more than a month, hurt the D.C. area economy.