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Increased Security on Capitol Grounds

August 2, 2004
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

Due to the recent announcement from the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Capitol Police will be increasing security for Capitol grounds. Effective immediately, there will be numerous security enhancements around the U.S. Capitol to include vehicle screening checkpoints and street closures. There will be several checkpoints for vehicles accessing Capitol grounds. These vehicle security checkpoints will be in place at the following locations:

  • Second Street and C Street, NE
  • Second Street at Constitution Avenue, NE
  • Second Street and Maryland Avenue, NE
  • Maryland and Constitution crossover, NE
  • Second Street and A Street, NE
  • Second Street at East Capitol Street, NE
  • Second at East Capitol Street, SE
  • Independence Ave Second Street, SE
  • Independence Ave and Washington Ave, SW
  • Maryland Ave and Third Street, SW
  • Pennsylvania Ave and Third Street, NW
  • Constitution and Louisiana Ave, NW
  • First Street at Louisiana Ave, NW
  • New Jersey Ave and C Street, NW

The following street will be closed:

  • First Street, NE between Constitution Avenue and D Street, NE

We encourage anyone traveling near these areas to utilize alternate routes. If there are any questions or concerns about the new procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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  Prepared by:
  Sgt. Contricia Sellers-Ford
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer