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 City Calendar 

Sep 28 Arts Commission Meeting

Oct 1   Planning 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

bloodworksPlease see their Q&A: Find the nearest Pop-up Donor Center and schedule your appointment today:

19thTo see the full list of accepted items, and any costs, for recycling, please look at the flyers attached here.

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


The Sammamish Arts Commission and Artist/Designer Lin Garretson invite the public to submit name ideas for the new SE 4th Street Sculpture! Share your ideas on a name that embodies the symbols of unity, tenacity, and commitment represented in the sculpture. Contribute your ideas here by Oct. 22nd.

ifcr 2Visit to stay in the loop!

vanAre 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! 

racial justiceJoin us for an East King County virtual community summit to explore historical legacies and learn about local anti-racism efforts. More information and registration. This event is co-sponsored by the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, and Sammamish.

covidYou can read the latest report given to City Council on COVID-19 here. The Emergency Manager also touches on wildfire smoke, flu season, emergency preparedness and evacuation routes.  

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of September 19 - 25.


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

Traffic Signal Repair at Duthie Hill / Issaquah-Beaver Lake Road Intersection

Next Thursday, September 24th our traffic signal technicians will be changing out the old signal cabinet at Duthie Hill / Issaquah-Beaver Lake road intersection for a new cabinet and turning on a Flashing Yellow Arrow at this location. Traffic will be controlled by a uniformed police officer starting at 9am for approximately four hours. Eastbound left turn traffic lane may also be closed for a short period of time.

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 through September, which will complete the ditch work. Working hours are during normal construction hours.

King County

Pavement Marking

King County will continue 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, striping, and detection loop installation are continuing next week.  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.

208th Ave NE off of NE 5th Pl.

Repairs and resurfacing will occur on Monday, September 21.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of the day.  Work hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Autumn Wind/236th Ave NE

Site preparation, edge grinding and patching work is anticipated to begin on Wednesday, September 23.  Work hours are 7:00am and 5:00pm with only minor traffic delays expected.

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Crews will continue working on curb ramps and sidewalk along 220th Pl NE in the Heritage Hills neighborhood.  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. Construction of the bridge is underway and on schedule to complete in December.  The contractor is continuing to work on the bridge understructure by installing the concrete diaphragms between the beams (Small wall connections).
  2. Construction of the retaining walls and bridge approaches on the east and west side of the bridge is currently being built.
  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 is installing the concrete curb and sidewalk along the north side and median islands.  The contractor will also continue to work at the intersection of 247th Ave. SE near the middle school. During the week of September 21, the contractor will be placing asphalt along the north half of the site and at the intersection of 242nd, 247th and Klahanie Drive and Issaquah Fall City Road, as well as the intersection of 247th and SE 46th.  There will be more construction traffic through the site as a result.


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.

Before / After Photos of IFCR:


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

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