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 City Calendar 

Sep 28 Arts Commission Meeting

Oct 1   Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Oct 6   City Council Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission

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

grantAt their September 15th meeting, City Council unanimously approved the 2021-22 grant recommendations made by the Human Services Commission.  Find out more here.

drainReport Drainage Issues Using the MySammamish app! The rainy season is starting again and with it comes drainage issues.  See any flooding or a blocked drain in Sammamish? Let staff know by reporting the problem on MySammamish!  It's also great for reporting anything in the City that needs fixing. More on how to get the app or report a concern here:

rideFor more details, information on how to use the app, or any questions, please visit here.

nameThe 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.

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racial justice
TOMORROW! Join this summit to learn about local anti-racism efforts. More information and registration. Co-sponsored by the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, and Sammamish.

Pollution Prevention Week offers tips to save money by lowering your consumption and throwing away less. Learn what you can do at home:

evictionJoin this panel discussion to learn more about the eviction moratorium! You can register here.

 halloween covidThe CDC has released guidance on Halloween celebrations, highlighting different activities and categorizing them into low, moderate, and high risk. 

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of September 26 - October 2.


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

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Improvements (Phase 2)  

ITS Phase 2 Project will begin construction next Monday. Contractor will be working with trench and conduits along SR-202 from Sahalee Way NE through 236th Ave NE. Construction hours will take place Monday-Friday nights from 8pm to 5am. Expect single lane closures and traffic control with flaggers.

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

Traffic signal cabinet replacement work is rescheduled to next Thursday, October 1st. 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.

Autumn Wind/236th Ave NE

Crews are expected to continue working on Tuesday, September 29 with the resurfacing of 236th Ave NE.  Pavement repairs expected in Autumn Wind shortly after.  Work hours are 7:00am and 5:00pm with only minor traffic delays expected.

220th Pl NE (Heritage Hills)

Crews are expected to begin prepping the site later in the week.  Edge grinding may happen as early as Wednesday, September 30.  Work hours are 7:00am and 5:00pm with only minor traffic delays expected.

Curb Ramp Retrofit Project

Crews will finish working on curb ramps and sidewalk along 220th Pl NE in the Heritage Hills neighborhood.  They are scheduled to move to SE 24th Way later in the week if weather permits.  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 and 242nd Ave SE. During the week of September 28, the contractor will be finishing the current phase of 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  SE 46th.  The work is weather dependent; sunny days next week should allow the asphalt pavement to be done.   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.

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

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