Northgate Link Extension

Project highlights

Mode:

Link Light Rail

Start of service:

Open for service: 2021

Overview:

Northgate Link Extension will connect the Northgate, Roosevelt and U District neighborhoods to downtown Seattle and the airport. Fast, reliable service will provide relief to one of the region's most congested traffic areas.

Phase:

Construction

Facts:

Length: 4.3 miles

Ride time: 14 minutes from Northgate to downtown

Budget: $2.1 billion

Construction type: tunnel, elevated and surface

Funding partners: Construction funding is combination of federal grants, motor vehicle excise tax (MVET) and local sales tax

Latest news

Project update: Northgate Link Extension
Nov 24, 2014: Second tunnel boring machine heading south; roadway restoration work at Roosevelt Station; sidewalk restoration work at U District Station

Sidewalk restoration along Northeast 43rd Street and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast in December
Nov 24, 2014: Sidewalk restoration along Northeast 43rd Street and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast in December

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Nov 21, 2014: Work to start at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22