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

Manitou Trestle mural dedication
Jan 31, 2015: Manitou Trestle mural dedication Jan. 31

Construction alert: U District Station
Jan 21, 2015: Northeast 43rd Street Re-Opens Between Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and the Ave on Friday, Jan. 23

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Jan 20, 2015: Long-term night work to begin soon

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Jan 16, 2015: Restoration work begins at 12th Ave. NE and NE 63rd Street