President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address
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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address
United States Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 February 7, 2013
(202) 224-1677  
   

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:00 p.m., the President will deliver the State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Restricted Access - Capitol Square

The Capitol Square will be restricted to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Road Closures

The U.S. Capitol Police will put the following road closures (affecting vehicular traffic) into effect on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and will lift these restrictions when 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, NW between Louisiana Avenue, & Constitution Avenue, NW
    • 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 & Washington Avenue, SW

    • 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW & 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

Capitol Tours

Public and staff-led tours will be suspended at noon on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) will also close at noon. However, visitors with gallery passes may continue to enter via the CVC main entrance. Both House and Senate Galleries will remain open until 5:30pm, or until the respective body recesses; whichever is later. Tours will resume on a normal operational schedule on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Tour Buses

Tour buses will be allowed to drop off and pick up in Peace Circle and Garfield Circle until 4:30pm.

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.

 

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  Prepared by:
  Officer Shennell Antrobus
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer