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 Community Calendar 

June 9 City Council Study SessionCANCELED

June 10 Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

June 16 City Council Regular Meeting

June 18 Planning 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

See the latest updates on the Sammamish COVID-19 information hub. Subscribe to receive new stories in your inbox, ask staff your questions, and submit your own stories of ways Sammamish residents are coming together (while staying apart) during this crisis.

In Case You Missed It:

King County Enters Modified Phase 1

Announcing What's Open Eastside

Message from Chief Pingrey

Read two statements from Sammamish Chief of Police, Dan Pingrey, to the community this week: The first was in response to the death of George Floyd, and the second is a message about and recap of this week's peaceful protests in Sammamish

Parks Closures and Updates

Now that King County has been approved to move into Modified Phase 1, the City will be implementing the reopening of amenities during the week of June 8. Learn more about Safe Start in Sammamish City Parks.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 5th is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Learn more

Message from City Council

Read a message to the community on the death of George Floyd from the Sammamish City Council.

Cone Zone


These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of June 5 - June 12.


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

On SE 4th St., the contractor is working on the finishing touches, mainly the landscaping and final layers of pavement. 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 the old southbound traffic signal pole. Traffic for northbound and southbound 228th Ave. will be reduced to one lane during work hours. This is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10.

Lane Closure on SR 202 (King County)

There will be a single lane closure with flaggers on SR 202 Evans Creek Westbound Lane at Milepost 12 from 6/9 – 6/11 (Tues-Thurs), 9pm – 5am, for utility relocation work. Please note that traffic will still be allowed through the sites under flagger control during the lane closure.

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 east 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 all of the underground shafts have been completed. The contractor is currently verifying the installation of the drilled shafts and will start constructing upward out of the ground. The area is closed to the public.
  • Between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE, 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.

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.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Bridge 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.