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, MVET and local sales tax

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U District Station: Construction alert
Apr 16, 2014: U District: Utility work on Saturday, April 19

U District Station: Construction Alert
Apr 4, 2014: U District: Monitoring work to close section of alley between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE on Monday, April 7

U District Station: Construction Alert
Apr 1, 2014: Updated: Utility work to close section of Brooklyn Avenue NE beginning on Wednesday, April 2