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 Community Calendar 

Sep 1   City Council Regular Meeting

Sep 2   Parks & Recreation Meeting - CANCELED

Sep 3   Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELED

Sep 7   Labor Day - City Offices are Closed

Sep 8   City Council Study Session

Sep 9   Human Services 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's Youtube, 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

popcorn small construction

Join us for Virtual Popcorn with Planning on Wednesday, September 9th at 5 pm!  We'll be learning about permitting for small construction projects like sheds, fencing, and more. Reserve your spot!


The City of Sammamish will host two recycling events in September!  More info here.


Bridge girders will continue to be installed for Issaquah-Fall City Road - Phase 1 through the nights of August 31st and September 1st.  The contractor will limit noise to a low level.  Please work with flaggers for travel through the site and observe all construction signs.  More info here.


Heads up!  SR 202 road closures to a single lane starting Monday, Aug 31.  More info here.

IFCR Phase 2The City of Sammamish is beginning design for Phase 2 of Issaquah-Fall City Road which is between Klahanie Dr. SE and SE Issaquah-Beaver Lake Rd to improve safety and traffic flow for all users. Help establish the project vision and priorities by completing the online survey and interactive map! Please visit Connect Sammamish to learn more and share your input!

volunteer drivers needed

Are you interested in helping your community? Are you at lower risk for COVID-19 (under the age of 65, not pregnant, free of underlying health conditions)? Please sign up today to be a neighborhood hero! 

impaired drivers

Most Washingtonians don't drive impaired, but the few that do were responsible for 231 fatal crashes in 2019.  Let's bring that number to zero.  Learn more about Target Zero here.

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of August 29 - September 4.


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

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 7:00am to 5:00pm.  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

On August 25th the contractor began replacing the culvert crossing 247th Ave SE on the north side of SE 32nd St. SE 32nd St. will remain open, but please drive alert and slow down for construction.

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 through 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 road closure on SR 202 currently scheduled for the last weekend in August. This location is just east of the 244th Ave NE Intersection with SR 202, between 244th Ave NE and Ames Lake Road.

Pavement Marking

King County will resume pavement marking work citywide. Work will progress depending on the weather. Working hours are mostly during daytime normal construction hours (7am – 8pm). Remaining work includes 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.

2020 Pavement Program - Overlay

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

Utility adjustments will begin Monday and may take a couple of weeks to complete.  Pavement striping is ongoing.  Work is expected between 8:00am and 4:00pm with single-lane closures.  A uniformed police officer will be assisting with traffic control through intersections.

Hunter’s Ridge / Livingston

Paving will finish up early next week.  Work is expected between 7:00am and 5:00pm with only minor traffic delays expected.

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Crews will finish up in the Hunter's Ridge and Livingston neighborhoods.

Crews have transitioned to sidewalk and ramp work around the 256th Ave SE / Issaquah-Beaver Lake Rd round-about.  Minor traffic delays are anticipated.  Typical work hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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. There will be a contractor completing work on the sidewalks and wheelchair ramps during the week.
  2. Construction of the bridge is underway and on schedule to complete in December. The contractor will continue to place girders on the nights of Monday August 31st, and Tuesday September 1st.
  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 at 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.

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

NOTICE OF NIGHTTIME WORK: Hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. during the nights of August 31 and September 1. Work includes bridge girder delivery and installation. Equipment will consist of two large cranes and semi-truck transports.

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 the remaining work that consists of vacuuming and water jetting of the culverts.  The work is currently expected to occur in the middle of September 2020.  While the work is occurring, the roadway will be closed to one lane with flaggers.

Issaquah-Fall City Road Phase 2

Starting Monday, August 31 crews will be gathering soil information between Issaquah Beaver Lake Road and Klahanie Drive SE to assist with design. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to block a travel lane to get this information.  Flaggers will be assisting traffic around the work in a shared lane.  This work will take about a week and will happen between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Please drive with caution to keep yourself and the workers safe.

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