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

Northgate Link Extension drop-in meeting: Northgate Station
Oct 23, 2014: Northgate Link Extension drop-in meeting

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Oct 9, 2014: 6 a.m. equipment delivery Saturday

U District Station: Construction Alert
Oct 6, 2014: Roadway bridge construction under way on Northeast 43rd Street between Brooklyn and the alley west of the “Ave”

U District Station: Construction Alert
Oct 2, 2014: U District: What to expect in October 2014