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 City Calendar 

Dec 15 Big Top Tuesdays - Winter Magic Show, City Council Regular Meeting

Dec 16 Sammamish Youth Board Meeting

Dec 17 Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Dec 25 Christmas Day - City Offices Closed

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: Please take our Community Needs Assessment Survey. See the latest updates on the Sammamish COVID-19 information hub

revisedThe contest runs from December 1st – 29th. The winners will be chosen by the public and the top 3 in each category will win a special prize from a local business in the community! Submit your best pics for each category by clicking on the graphic above. There are no limits on the number of submissions.

toyCome check out Eastside Firefighter's Reindeer Engine and holiday lights in their first drive-through donation event! You can make an online donation by clicking on the graphic above!

Don't miss the last Big Top Tuesday on December 15th! Pre-registration is required, please click above.

cpWe know this is a time of unprecedented stress and upheaval for many of our city's youth, and we are here to help!  CrossPath Counseling provides highly-trained, fully-licensed mental health professionals who work effectively with a broad range of mental health and substance use concerns.

Please call (425) 369-1111 or email to set up your free screening and referral session.  We have space for weekly mental health and substance use counseling for Sammamish youth, which will be offered to youth and families after the free screening and referral session.

20kGrants are available for businesses in the sectors that are most impacted by the public health measures put into place due to COVID-19, such as restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys, and music and event venues. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 p.m., Dec. 11, 2020. Please click on the image above for more info and to apply!

if your child is in the Lake Washington School District, please visit   If your child is in the Issaquah School District, please visit

If you are interested in viewing the meeting or submitting a written public comment, please follow the instructions by clicking on the graphic above.

To learn more about the City of Sammamish's Commissions and Boards, please see here.
Please click on the above photo for more information. The grant application portal is now open; grant applications are due February 14, 2021.
surveyDo you travel SR 202 between 244th AV NE and Fall City? Have your voice heard in the current study by WSDOT of operational and safety issues along the stretch of road between the intersections of 244th AV NE and 324th AV SE. You can access the survey by clicking on the graphic above.

surveyWe will use your input to inform the City’s response, leverage resources, and support critical service needs. Please go to the survey by clicking on the above graphic.

wanotifyWashington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones, without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  It is completely private and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go. Find out more by clicking on the graphic above!

Cone Zone

These road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of December 12 - 18, 2020. 


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

228th Ave NE/Sahalee Way Intelligent Transportation System Project

The ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) traffic signal work is active again.  In the next few weeks, crews will be installing signal equipment at NE 12th Pl, NE 25th Way, and NE 37th Way; and running cable to connect the signals.  Flaggers will be coordinating traffic around the work in a single lane and uniformed police officers will be coordinating traffic when work is occurring in the signalized intersections.

Also at the 202/Sahalee Way intersection, night work between the hours of 2am and 5am is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 18th, to install wiring across the roadway.

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.

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  will now remain until the end of January 2021.

  1. Construction of the bridge is underway with plans to open two lanes of traffic on the north half of the bridge by the end of January 2021. The south half of the bridge will remain closed while utilities are incorporated in the bridge abutment retaining walls (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 sidewalk along the north side and placing concrete in the median islands. 
  4. Construction of the 242nd roundabout will resume in early December, as the utilities complete the final relocations in this area.
  5. The contractor will be working on the new detention pond and storm drainage facilities at the northwest corner of the intersection of Issaquah Fall City Road and Klahanie Drive SE.
  6. With the daylight hours shortening in the fall and winter, the contractor is expected to work on the occasional Saturdays to take advantage of daylight hours, weather and keep on schedule.

Daytime Project work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Work Hours 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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