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

Project update: Northgate Link Extension
Aug 29, 2014: TBM and construction updates, September detours

U District Station: Construction Update
Aug 29, 2014: Pedestrian path closed over Labor Day weekend

U District Station: Construction Update
Aug 28, 2014: equipment leaving site