With passage of annexation, Sammamish jumps into talks with King County

May 5, 2015

As Klahanie-area voters were overwhelmingly approving annexation to Sammamish, City Manager Ben Yazici wasted no time.

According to unofficial numbers from the King County Board of Elections, as of May 1, the annexation was passing by a more than healthy margin of 2,451 votes to 398, or 86 percent to 13.9 percent.

Even though some votes still need counting and results won’t be certified until May 12, with initial returns showing the annexation passing handily, Yazici said he quickly was on the phone to county officials to get the ball rolling toward formal annexation of the Klahanie area.

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Snake Hill Road to close this weekend

June 26, 2014

New: June 26, 12:43 p.m.

Snake Hill Road, also known as 212th Way Southeast, will be closed Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29 for survey work.

The closures will stretch from Southeast 35th Street to East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The road is deteriorating and the city will be gathering information to determine how best to repair the road, and how much those repairs might cost.

Parkway out, sidewalks in for transportation plan

June 1, 2014

New: June 1, 12:34 p.m.

The end of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project is finally in sight. On May 13, the Sammamish City Council heard a proposal to remove the plan from the city’s six-year transportation plan, closing the book on the controversial road project.
At the same time, the city took steps to make good on its promises regarding an agreement with Issaquah surrounding the annexation of the Klahanie area. Read more

New local roads in Sammamish may get narrower

May 30, 2013

New: May 30, 1:52 p.m.

Some of Sammamish’s new small streets may go on a diet. The City Council seems poised to allow local streets to be narrower after hearing a presentation during their May 14 study session.

Under current road standards dating to 2000, local roads – the smaller streets within subdivisions – must have pavement 36 feet wide. The city owns a strip 57 feet wide (called the right of way), which includes that paved portion of the road, plus a landscaped strip and sidewalks on either side. The roads typically do not have a center line or any other striping. Read more

Project to widen Sahalee Way moves up a couple years

May 19, 2013

New: May 19, 3:16 p.m.

A plan to widen a portion of Sahalee Way could get started sooner than expected.

Traffic volumes on the stretch of road from the area near the east gate entrance to Sahalee and the city limits have been increasing faster than expected, said City Engineer Jeff Brauns at the May 14 City Council work session. Read more

New pavement coming to Southeast 14th Street in Sammamish

March 12, 2013

Sammamish will get about 500 feet of new road in the near future.

A new development, Lawson Park, will straddle Southeast 14th Street and be adding about 31 houses to the area east of the Renaissance Ridge Development. Read more

No snow in the forecast, but Sammamish is ready

December 1, 2012

New: Dec. 1, 11:17 a.m.

With temperatures dropping, it’s only a matter of time before Sammamish sees some of the white stuff.

Public Works Director Laura Philpot said city crews are mindful of this as well and are more prepared now than they were two years ago, when the city briefly ran out of deicer during a late-November snowstorm. Read more

Snake Hill Road to close Saturday

July 10, 2012

New: July 10, 3:28 p.m.

Getting around the southwest corner of the city might be a bit tougher this Saturday.

Snake Hill Road, also known as 212th Way Southeast, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for road maintenance and repair.

The closure will run from approximately Southeast 40th Street down to East Lake Sammamish Parkway.

Part of Duthie Hill Road to close for construction this summer

July 1, 2012

New: July 1, 11:16 a.m.

Residents in the Aldarra, Montaine and Trossachs neighborhoods headed to Redmond or Fall City may have a bit longer of a drive later this summer.

King County crews will be replacing the Patterson Creek Bridge, on Duthie Hill Road near state Route 202. Linda Thilke, spokeswoman for King County Department of Transportation, said the department is still finalizing permits for the work, but aims to begin construction Aug. 13 at the earliest. The road will likely remain closed for about three months, Thilke said. Read more

Sammamish sets road building priorities

June 22, 2012

New: June 22, 1:47 p.m.

The city will install a new stop light at the intersection of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road and Southeast 48th Street next summer.

The Sammamish City Council unanimously approved a six-year transportation plan that budgeted $200,000 for a temporary stop light at the intersection. Public Works Director Laura Philpot said the city did an analysis of the intersection that found that the area gets enough traffic to warrant a light that will help drivers get on and off the often-busy Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. Read more

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