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
Oct 31, 2014: TBM and construction updates

U District Station: Construction Alert
Oct 30, 2014: U District: What to expect in November 2014

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