Outer fence surrounding Capitol complex to be removed this weekend

In an email to members and staff, Blodgett said that by Monday, Independence and Constitution avenues will be open for traffic. The inner layer of fencing will remain around the Capitol Square area while the Architect of the Capitol makes security repairs to the Capitol.

Blodgett said the Capitol Police have informed him that “there does not exist a known, credible threat against Congress or the Capitol Complex that warrants the temporary security fencing.” The department and the AOC began scaling back the fencing earlier this week. Thus far, the razor wire has been removed from both outer and inner fences, and the latter was moved closer to the Capitol. In his email, Blodgett outlined access to the streets around the complex, the garages and the office buildings.

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