Northgate Link Extension

Project Highlights

Mode:

  • Link light rail

Start of service:

Open for service: 2021

Overview:

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.

Phase:

  • Construction

Facts:

Length: 4.3 miles

Ride time: 14 minutes from Northgate to downtown

Budget: $1.9 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

Region

  • Seattle Area

Latest news

  • Lane closure: Banner Way NE & NE 78th StreetFeb 24, 2017:

    As early as Thursday, March 2, Sound Transit's contractor will close a lane on Banner Way NE adjacent to NE 78th Street to start work removing instrumentation from the dewatering wells.

  • Nighttime closure of NE 103rd StreetFeb 21, 2017:

    NE 103rd Street near 1st Ave NE will be closed to through traffic from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, February 24th.

  • Weekend closure: Banner Way NE and NE 80th StreetFeb 6, 2017:

    Starting the weekend of Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m., Sound Transit's contractor will close Banner Way NE just north of NE 80th Street to start work on removing instrumentation from the dewatering wells located in that area. 

  • Lane Closure: Banner Way NE & NE 76th StreetFeb 3, 2017:

    As early as Tuesday, Feb. 7, Sound Transit’s contractor will close the southbound left lane on Banner Way NE adjacent to NE 76th Street to start work on removing instrumentation from the dewatering wells.

  • Sound Transit breaks ground on Northgate light rail stationFeb 2, 2017:

    In mid-January, Sound Transit began construction of its Northgate light rail station, one of three stations set to open in 2021 with the completion of the Northgate Link Extension.