CVC announces street closures

The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) announced yesterday that beginning Jan. 22, East Capitol Street between 1st and 2nd streets will be closed to vehicular traffic through October.

"The street closure is required to clear the way for construction of the Capitol Visitor Center primary utility tunnel as well as the installation of perimeter security elements," a CVC notice said.

Both pedestrian and wheelchair access will be maintained throughout the street closure, along the south side of East Capitol Street near the Library of Congress.

Detour signs will be posted on 1st and 2nd streets near the intersections with Constitution and Independence avenues.