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

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Jul 31, 2014: Saturday morning concrete pour at Roosevelt Station construction site

U District Station: Construction Update
Jul 10, 2014: Drilling of the south shoring wall under way - Expect crews working Saturdays through the fall

U District Station: Construction Update
Jul 3, 2014: New pedestrian path opens Monday, July 7 between Brooklyn Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street