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 Community Calendar 

June 2 City Council Regular Meeting

June 5 ZONR2019-00061 Santoni Zone Reclassification Public Hearing

June 10 Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Pursuant to the Governor’s emergency Proclamation 20-25, the City is unable to provide an in-person location for the public to listen to the virtual City Council meetings. Meetings are still accessible to the public, and public comment is able to be submitted. View Live on the City Website, City Facebook or Comcast Channel 21 (within Sammamish only). To Provide Verbal Comment, please see instructions in the Meeting Agenda.

 City News 

Coronavirus Updates

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What's Open Eastside

Announcing What's Open Eastside, a tool designed for local businesses to publicize services, advertise promotions, provide updates on operation status, and share details on how services can be accessed. This site helps residents shop local as Washington State phases through Safe Start, and beyond. Check out the app today to support your neighborhood businesses!

Recreate Responsibly

We've heard from concerned residents that people aren't always following current guidelines in our City Parks. Please remember to #RecreateResponsibly, and stay safe, Sammamish!

Official Message from the King County Sheriff

The City of Sammamish contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for the services of the Sammamish Police Department. Please read this important message from King County Sheriff, Mitzi G. Johanknecht, about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the local measures in place to ensure deputies are properly trained and respectful to all members of our community.

Cone Zone


These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of May 29 - June 5.


Please Note: Usual limited work hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. are suspended while local schools are out of session. Summer hours of 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. will apply until further notice.

4th Street: Streetscaping and Paving

Project completion is in sight! On SE 4th St., the contractor is working on the finishing touches, mainly the landscaping and final layers of pavement. Another layer of hot-mix asphalt pavement is scheduled to be placed Monday and Tuesday, June 1&2, (weather permitting, unfortunately it was delayed last week due to weather). Large vehicles should continue to avoid the roadway. Flaggers continue to manage traffic in a shared lane during hours of work. Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During hours of work, two-way traffic will be sharing a lane controlled by flaggers. During non-work hours, traffic will be travelling in normal lanes.

Next week on 228th Ave. SE at SE 4th St., crews will be removing a traffic signal pole. A southbound lane will be closed during work hours, scheduled for Wednesday June 3. There will be single lane closure to shift equipment to the new signal and then a 10 to 15 minute stoppage of traffic to remove the existing signal lights over the travel lanes.

Lane Closure on SR 202 (King County)

Monday, June 1, the westbound lane of SR 202 Evans Creek will be closed at Milepost 12 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM for WSDOT tree removal work.

From 8:00 PM on June 1 through 6:00 AM on June 3there will be a single lane closure with flaggers on SR 202 for WSDOT construction work. Traffic will still be allowed through the sites under flagger control during the lane closure.

Location: SR 202 Patterson Creek, Milepost 13.22; SR 202 West Tributary, Milepost 19.69; SR 202 East Tributary, Milepost 19.76 

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Our contractor continues to excavate and retrofit ramps on 228th Ave. SE between SE 21st St. and SE 10th St. The contractor will continue working on the west side of 228th Ave. SE and on one ramp per intersection at a time. This project will help update the ADA accessibility on City sidewalks in this area and is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFCR)

Issaquah-Fall City Road remains closed for construction. Local access will be maintained during the closure. The closure between 247th Place SE and Klahanie Dr. SE is expected to last through December 2020. 

  • The temporary roundabout at SE Issaquah-Beaver Lake Rd./256th Ave. SE/SE 32nd St/E Beaver Lake Dr. SE is operational. Only final touch-ups are remaining, which are being scheduled once all the parts arrive.
  • Construction of the bridge has begun. So far, 11 of the 12 drilled underground shafts have been completed. One last shaft remains and will be completed early next week. The area is closed to the public.
  • Paving between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE is complete. Traffic has been shifted to the south side of the roadway. Work continues along the north half of the roadway in this area.  
  • The contractor will continue to work in the intersection of 247th Ave. SE near the middle school.
  • Starting next week, the bridge work will be coming out of the ground and starting to move up.

Please note that during peak delays, using the project detour route, Issaquah Beaver Lake Road to Issaquah Pine Lake Road, may result in shorter drive times. For more information and project updates, please visit the project portal on Connect Sammamish.

Updated: Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Bridge-drilling crews between Klahanie Dr. SE and 247th have started at 7:00 a.m., following the required health check-up. Road crews between 242nd and 247th have started at 7:30 a.m., following the required health check-up.

Have questions or comments about this newsletter? You can contact us at communications@sammamish.us or by calling 425-295-0555.