Northgate Link Extension

Project highlights


Link Light Rail

Start of service:

Open for service: 2021


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.




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

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Dec 18, 2014: Work to start at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

U District: Early morning work on Saturday, December 20
Dec 18, 2014: Construction crews building the U District Station will be installing the gold construction wall along Northeast 43rd Street beginning as early as 7 am on Saturday, Dec. 20

What to expect in December 2014
Dec 9, 2014: Continued digging of underground station; continued building of temporary bridge; continued electrical and utility installation; sidewalk restoration begins