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 Community Calendar 

Sep 7   Labor Day - City Offices are Closed

Sep 8   City Council Study Session

Sep 9   Human Services Commission Regular Meeting - Canceled

Sep 15 City Council Regular Meeting

Sep 16 Sammamish Youth Board Meeting

Sep 17 Planning Commission Regular Meeting - Canceled

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. Scroll down to see the Emergency Manager's Report to City Council given on September 1, 2020.

popcorn small constructionThis Wednesday, September 9th at 5 pm!  We'll be learning about permitting for small construction projects like sheds, fencing, and more. Reserve your spot!

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

crosspathPlease call (425) 369-1111 or email to set up a free screening.

groceriesThe deadline to apply is Friday, September 11, 2020, 5pm! Apply online at the WashingtonConnection website or by calling DSHS at 877-501-2233. 

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!

202Single lane closures on SR 202 continue, more information here.

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! 

covid reportYou can read the Emergency Manager's report on COVID-19 given to City Council on Sept 1, 2020 here.

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of September 5 - 11.


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

The City finished neighborhood ditch maintenance and culvert cleaning. The contractor will hydroseed over the next couple of weeks, which will complete the ditch work. Two drainage maintenance projects will occur on East Lake Sammamish Parkway next week. One will stabilize the western slope of East Lake Sammamish Parkway at NE 30th Street. Occasional traffic impacts should be expected on East Lake Sammamish Parkway between 9am – 3pm next week. Working hours are during normal construction hours.

WSDOT (King County)

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 began and will 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

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
  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 been extended due to work related to the underground utilities. The contractor will continue to work at the intersection of 247th Ave. SE near the middle school. Placement of asphalt is occured 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.  

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