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Sammamish Town Center (not licensed)

SE 24th Street Sidewalk Project

Public Works

City Engineer

Doug van Gelder
(425) 295 0626

Project Engineer

Joe Dapcevich
(206) 572 0595

Construction Inspector

Jim Krieg
(425) 495 7962


SE 24th Street is a vital route that serves the residents of Sammamish by connecting a main road with Beaver Lake Park. The existing street consists of a two-lane road with narrow shoulders and little refuge for pedestrians due to roadside ditches and gentle side slopes. As such, the current conditions create an unsafe walking route for pedestrians wishing to access the park. This project includes the addition of a sidewalk and bike lane on the south side of the street, between 251st Avenue SE and The Lodge at Beaver Lake, to provide residents a safe path to the park and its facilities, while minimizing the impact on the environment. The project also includes new curb & gutter, 6-foot-wide sidewalks, low impact development features, and new storm drainage conveyance system connections.

This project is part of the City of Sammamish Sidewalk Gap & Non-Motorized Program. Additional program details are provided at the bottom of this page.


Construction Information 


Updated July 2, 2024

See below for the anticipated work schedule for the sidewalk.  Please note that the schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.  Please continue to check the project website for any updates or changes to the schedule. 


Work Description


Site Preparation 

July 16 – July 19

Storm Drainage Improvements

July 18 – July 26

Excavation & Rockery

July 29 – August 1

Concrete & Asphalt 

August 1 – August 9

Channelization & Signage

August 12 – August 14

Site Cleanup 

August 15 – August 16

Hours of Work

Construction generally starts at 7:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Actual start and end times may vary slightly depending on construction progress. 

Traffic Control

SE 24th Street will remain open throughout construction, but traffic will often be reduced to a shared lane controlled by flaggers. There will not be enough room for U-turns in the work zones so drivers wanting to turn around will need to travel to the next traffic signal outside of the work zone.

Driveway Access

Most of the time, driveways and intersections will remain open. During the installation of the new storm drainage system, there may be a short period of time where access to driveways will require assistance of flaggers.  

Waste & Recycling Schedule

The waste and recycling schedule will not be changed due to construction. When days of construction and waste collection coincide, we work with the collection service to adjust their route schedule and focus first on SE 24th Street.  If there is construction in your neighborhood, please be sure to have your waste and recycling out extra early.

School Bus Routes

If construction continues into the school year, school bus routes and schedule will not be changed. We will be working with the contractor and  local school districts to ensure unimpeded service in all neighborhoods.


Sidewalk Gap & Non-Motorized Program

 The Sidewalk Gap and Non-motorized Program adds sidewalk and non-motorized facilities within the community to foster connectivity and multi-modal connections. The program focuses on smaller projects such as filling gaps and completing the nonmotorized transportation system. Projects within this program are smaller in scale and cost, which allow staff to bundle several projects for efficiency throughout the design and construction phases. The structure of the program, project prioritization, and the lists of projects are described below.

Program Structure

Projects are identified for this program based on requests from the community, staff observation, and transportation planning efforts. Projects qualify for this program if they meet the following criteria:

  • The project location is not within the project limits of a larger project on the 2024-2029 TIP (i.e.: a Connection or Corridor Project); and
  • The project intent is to provide or enhance pedestrian and/or multi-modal connectivity within the community (typically referred to as “sidewalk gaps”); and
  • Estimated project cost is $350,000 or less.

Project Prioritization

Once a project qualifies for the Sidewalk and Non-motorized Program, each project is assigned a priority score utilizing the criteria below. Once a score is assigned, the projects are completed in order beginning with projects that have the highest priority score.


Photos of Existing Street