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 Community Calendar 

July 1 Drive-Through Mask Distribution for Sammamish Residents

July 1 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting - CANCELED

July 3 City Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day

July 7  City Council Regular Meeting

July 8  Human Services Commission Meeting

July 14 Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting (webinar)

July 14 City Council Study Session

July 16 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

In Case You Missed It:

Governor Inslee issues statewide mask requirement

Sammamish City Parks updates for Phase 2

VIDEO: A Message from Mayor Karen Moran on COVID-19

Happy retirement, Melonie!

It's a big couple weeks for staff at City Hall! First, our Interim City Manager, David L. Rudat, was named City Manager at last week's Council Meeting. This week we announced the promotion of Lita Hachey to City Clerk -- She'll be taking over for Melonie Anderson, who will be retiring next week after 20 years of service to the City. Congratulations, everyone!


The City of Sammamish will soon launch a new rainwater pollution prevention campaign. Help protect Lake Sammamish and native species like kokanee salmon by participating in surveys, challenges, activities! Check out our first post.

Community Van

The City is seeking volunteer drivers at lower risk for COVID-19 to help community members where they need to go. Fares are temporarily suspended, & you never have to pay for gas or bridge tolls. Safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include mandatory masks, sanitizing supplies provided, and allowing single-rider trips. To schedule a trip or become a volunteer driver, click here or call your Community Transportation Coordinator at(425) 295-0646.

Fireworks are illegal in Sammamish

Please celebrate Independence Day responsibly. Fireworks are illegal within the City of Sammamish with fines starting at $1000 for the first offense.

Cone Zone


These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of June 26 - July 3.


Summer Construction Hours are 7am to 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturdays, and no work on Sundays and holidays.

4th Street: Streetscaping and Paving

On SE 4th St., the top layer of pavement had to be rescheduled for 6/29 thru 7/2, weather permitting. This is expected to be a two-day effort. During the paving days, traffic will only be allowed to travel west; eastbound traffic will have to detour around the project. Work is progressing on the 218th Ave. SE intersection, which had been on hold while a utility conflict was resolved. Other work for the next few weeks includes landscaping, street signing, and utility manhole adjustments. 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 for non-paving days, two-way traffic will be sharing a lane controlled by flaggers. During non-work hours, traffic will be travelling in normal lanes.

Ditch & Drainage Maintenance

The City will be performing ditch maintenance and completing small drainage projects in select neighborhoods this summer. Impacted residents should have received a work notice in the mail. Ditch maintenance begins July 13 and is expected to last into August. Working hours are during normal construction hours. Ditch maintenance includes ditch cleaning, minor tree limbing, and culvert cleaning.

Arterial Pavement Marking (King County)

King County will be doing pavement marking on main arterials citywide. Work began two weeks ago and is expected to last a total of a few weeks, depending on the weather. Working hours are mostly during daytime normal construction hours (7am – 8pm). Work includes pavement striping, thermoplastic marking, and installation of raised pavement markings (RPMs). Pavement striping is a moving operation; please be alert and maintain your distance from striping vehicles.

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. The sidewalk around the intersection will be replaced in July. The work will include relocating existing ramps and placement of new concrete and curb in around the Roundabout to better improve access for pedestrians to the crossing locations. 
  • 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 and the utility companies will be working on relocations in these limits. Also concrete curb and sidewalk placement is expected to begin.
  • 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.

Project 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 or by calling 425-295-0555.