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 Community Calendar 

Aug 11 City Council Special Meeting

Aug 12 Human Services Commission Special Meeting

Aug 18 City Council 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

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The City of Sammamish will be hosting a COVID-19 safe celebration for the completion of the SE 4th Street Improvement Project.  Join us via Facebook Live for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of the Permanent Public Art sculpture sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission next Thursday, Aug 13 at 11am!

Hazardous Wastemobile

The Wastemobile will be in Sammamish this weekend from Aug 7 - 9, 10am - 5pm at Eastside Catholic.  You can find more information and check out the new Hazardous Waste Management website here!

COVID-19 Small Business support grantsSammamish small businesses affected by COVID-19 are eligible to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The Small Business Support Grant applications close on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Learn more. King County produced a Healthy Business Streets Guide that guides businesses on how to set up streets for temporary business uses, including outdoor restaurant seating. 

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The Sammamish Arts Commission has been requested by City Council to commission artwork representing civil liberties and racial/social justice. Take the survey to share your voice!  The survey closes August 17th. 

Community VanCommunity 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: https://connect.sammamish.us/mobility-hub

LWSD Free Face Masks

The City of Sammamish gave 10,000 reusable cloth masks to Lake Washington School District and Issaquah School District to distribute to students and their families in Sammamish. Additionally 500 masks (to start with) is being provided to Eastside Friends of Seniors for distribution to vulnerable populations in Sammamish.

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of August 8 - 14.


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 down to one lane until August 14th.

SE 4th Street: Finishing Up!

On SE 4th St., Most of the work has been completed.  Crews are working on the final touches; property restorations; fences; minor adjustments; clean up, etc. While the impacts to traffic are much less now, construction equipment will be moving up and down the roadway and there will be minor traffic impacts.  At times flaggers will be controlling traffic to get vehicles around the work. Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During non-work hours, traffic will be traveling in normal lanes.  Please be cautious as you travel through the corridor and keep an eye out for construction crews as they work to finish up this great community asset.

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.

  • Crews are working on a fish passage project on Patterson Creek, requiring overnight lane closures on SR 202 near NE 224th Ave.  A single lane will close from Aug 10 to Aug 14, from 8pm to 6am nightly.  
  • 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.

2020 Pavement Program - Overlay

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

Crews are expected to begin the grinding and overlaying phase of construction starting Wednesday, Aug 12th.  Traffic will be merged to a single lane in both direction to get through the work zone.  Uniformed Police Officers will be aiding drivers through intersections.  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

  1. 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.   
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 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 August.

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 repairs have been made to the failed sidewalk and shoulder by the City Maintenance Crews.  The chain link fence has also been repaired.  The Maintenance staff will be performing vacuuming and water jetting of the culverts is expected to occur later in the week on Aug 13th. While the work is occurring, the roadway will be closed to one lane with flaggers.

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.