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 Community Calendar 

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

July 21 City Council 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 

COVID-19 Updates: See the latest updates on the Sammamish COVID-19 information hub

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.

Celebrating during COVID-19

COVID-19 has been on the sharp rise in King County recently, and health experts are increasingly concerned we’re moving in the wrong direction. We all must be vigilant to help reduce the spread, as we look to celebrate Independence Day this weekend.

Community Van

The City is seeking volunteer drivers at lower risk for COVID-19 to help community members where they need to go. To schedule a trip or become a volunteer driver, click here or call your Community Transportation Coordinator at(425) 295-0646.

Mask Distribution Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made our mask distribution event on Wednesday a success! We gave out over 10,500 masks to Sammamish residents. Learn more

Cone Zone


These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of July 3-10.


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 has been placed. Our last significant item of work is to install the raised crosswalk for the future Town Center. Other items of work to finish up include adjusting utility manholes, finishing the landscaping, pavement marking and signing. 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 is expected to wrap soon, 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

We have completed the curb ramp work on 228th! Over the next two weeks (or so, weather permitting), the contractor will be installing irrigation sleeves across 228th. In the coming week, they'll be working in the southbound lanes. Traffic will be down to one lane during work hours.

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.

Issaquah-Fall City Road Phase 2

Preliminary design is starting for traffic and safety improvements on SE Issaquah Fall City Road/SE Duthie Hill Road from Klahanie Drive SE to Issaquah Beaver Lake Road. For the next few weeks, surveyors will be on the roadway gathering information for design. Traffic will not be impacted, but please drive with caution to keep yourself and the workers safe.

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