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 Community Calendar 

Aug 3   Human Services Commission Special Meeting

Aug 4   City Council Special Meeting - CANCELED

Aug 5   Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Aug 11 City Council Special Meeting

Aug 12 Human Services Commission Special 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

In case you missed it:

COVID-19 Small Business support grantsAnnouncing Small Business Support Grants! Sammamish small businesses affected by COVID-19 are eligible to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The Small Business Support Grant application will open on Monday, August 3 and be available until Thursday, August 20, 2020. Learn more


Help Us Help You from Republic Services

Help us keep our sidewalks accessible to all.  Please see this helpful information from Republic Services about placement of your containers.

Community Van

Get to where you need to go for free with Community Van. You temporarily don't have to pay for your fare, and gas and bridge tolls are always free. Community Van is operating with safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and is allowing a 1-passenger minimum to ride. Learn more here:

social justice

The Sammamish Arts Commission has been requested by City Council to commission artwork representing civil liberties and racial/social justice. This project invites you to be part of the process by sharing your input and ideas on different concepts/avenues reflecting the topic.  Take the survey to share your voice

Wear It Washington

This summer, remember that life jackets save lives! Learn more and get a coupon for your family's next life jacket at the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission Wear It Washington site.

Cone Zone


These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of August 1 - 7.


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

Lane Closure on SE 8th

SE 8th between 214th and 218th will be be down to one lane until next Wednesday, August 5th.

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 outstanding work includes 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 traveling 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 is expected to last into August. Working hours are during normal construction hours. Ditch maintenance includes ditch cleaning, minor tree limbing, and culvert cleaning.

WSDOT (King County)

There will be a single lane closure with flaggers on SR 202. This location is just east of the 244th Ave NE Intersection with SR 202, between 244th Ave NE and Ames Lake Road.

  • Location: SR 202 Patterson Creek, Milepost 13.18 to 13.26
  • Date/Time: 8/4/20 – 8/6/20 (Tuesday – Thursday). 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Closure Details: 8/4/20 West Bound, 8/5/20 – 8/6/20 East Bound, 8/6/20 switch to a West Bound closure.
  • Purpose: Install erosion/sediment control BMP’s and install temporary stream diversion.

Traffic will still be allowed through the sites under flagger control during the lane closure.

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Crews are working in Hunter's Ridge and Livingston neighborhoods. Traffic delays are not anticipated.  Typical work hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Drilling on 228th between NE 4th & NE 8th

Contractor drilling will continue on 228th. Sidewalk replacement will start on Monday the 3rd on the west side, with one lane closed from NE 8th to NE 4th southbound for 2-3 days until completion.

2020 Pavement Program - Overlay

228th Ave SE between SE 24th St and SE 8th St. 

Crews are expected to begin pavement repairs later in the week.  Traffic will be merged to one lane in a single direction to get through the work zone.  Grinding and overlay is anticipated to begin the week of August 10th.  Work hours are between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

East Lake Sammamish Place / SE 24th Way / E. Beaver Lake Dr. SE

Overlays are complete.  Minor work remains for raising utilities and striping.

SE 43rd Way and Providence Point Signal

This is a City of Issaquah project. To sign up for project updates and traffic alerts, please visit

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 still on schedule to last through the end of December 2020

  • The 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, final curb adjustment, and curb ramps around the intersection are currently on schedule to start the second week of August.   
  • Construction of the bridge is underway and on schedule to complete in December. The contractor has completed the columns for each of the bridge sections and are working on the top cross beams. The girders for the bridge are expected to be delivered and installed at the end of August.
  • Between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE, traffic remains on 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. Grading work and concrete curb and sidewalk placement have extended into August due to work related to the underground utilities. The contractor will continue to work next week in the intersection of 247th Ave. SE near the middle school. Placement of asphalt is currently on schedule to occur at the end of July.

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. Please remember to obey all the stop signs and speed limits in the area.

Project work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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

212th Avenue SE Sidewalk Repair

The final repairs to the sidewalk along 212th Avenue SE between SE 14th and SE 18th will be completed the week of August 3rd. The missing portion of concrete sidewalk is scheduled to be done on Wednesday. Within the next couple of weeks following, City crews will return to the site to clear out the pipe culverts from the roadway. When work is occurring, flaggers will be on site safely directing traffic around the work.

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.

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