State of the Union 2019: Map, Street Closures in Washington, D.C., for Donald Trump's Address

To minimize security threats and chaos, several roads will be closed in Washington, D.C., as President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address.

Beginning at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Trump will address a joint session of Congress in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. Given the number of high profile people who will be attending the event, the United States Capitol Police Department (USCP) partnered with the Secret Service, Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST, there will be restricted access to the U.S. Capitol Building. Access will only be granted to those who are members of Congress and their spouses, invited dignitaries, USCP credentialed guests, credentialed members of the media and ticketed guests.

At 7 p.m. EST, vehicles will not be allowed within the grounds of the Capitol with the exception of vehicles that have a current Congressional parking sticker. The vehicle must also be transporting at least one person who has a valid Congressional identification or a USCP special event placard and credential.

The USCP also restricted access in multiple areas to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST, identified as:

  • First Street between Constitution Ave., NW, and Independence Ave., SW
  • Independence Ave. between Washington Ave., SW, and Second Street, SE
  • First Street between Independence Ave., SE, and Constitution Ave., NE
  • Constitution Ave. between Second Street, NE, and Louisiana Ave., NW

To keep the event and attendees safe, the USCP closed multiple streets near the Capitol from 7 p.m. EST until the conclusion of the event. The only people allowed within the perimeter will be those who had USCP authorization and credentials. The closed areas included:

  • Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from Third Street, NW, to First Street, NW
  • Constitution Ave., NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Second Street, NE
  • First Street, NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Washington Ave., SW
  • New Jersey Ave., NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Constitution Ave., NW
  • D Street, NE, from Second Street, NE, to Louisiana Ave., NE
  • Delaware Ave., NE, from Columbus Circle, NE, to Constitution Ave., NE
  • First Street, NE, from Columbus Circle, NE, to C Street, SW
  • C Street, NE, from Second Street, NE, to Delaware Ave., NE
  • Maryland Ave., NE, from Constitution Ave., NE, to First Street, NE
  • Second Street, NE, from Constitution Ave., NE, to East Capitol Street, NE
  • East Capitol Street from Second Street, NE, to First Street, NE
  • Independence Ave. from Second Street, SE, to Washington Ave., SW
  • C Street, SW, from Washington Ave., SW, to First Street, SE
  • Delaware Ave., SW, from Washington Ave., SW, to C Street, SW
  • South Capitol Street from D Street, SE, to Independence Ave., SE
  • New Jersey Ave., SE, from D Street, SE, to Independence Ave., SE
  • Maryland Ave., SW, from Third Street, SW, to First Street, SW
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The United States Capitol Police Department closed a number of streets in Washington, D.C., ahead of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. United States Capitol Police Department

Public and staff-led tours were also temporarily suspended on Tuesday to accommodate the annual State of the Union event. Beginning at noon, the Capitol Visitor Center was closed to the public but would reopen at 8:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday for tours.

There's no set time for how long a State of the Union address will run, but last year, Trump's speech lasted over an hour so roads will likely not open back up until after at least 10:30 p.m. EST.