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Obama's speech shuts down D.C. roads during rush hour

Wednesday - 9/7/2011, 3:55pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will deliver a televised address during Thursday's rush hour to a joint session of Congress to outline his plan for jobs creation.

U.S. Capitol Police will start closing some D.C. streets at 5 p.m. Thursday before Obama's 7 p.m. speech, scheduled just before the New Orleans vs. Green Bay game.

Here are the specific closures:

North of the Capitol Building

  • 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 of the Capitol Building

  • Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, 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

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