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
Aug 20, 2014: daytime sidewalk closure

Construction alert: Northgate Station
Aug 18, 2014: Update on transmission line relocation for Link light rail construction to Northgate and Lynnwood

Addendum to EIS: 115 kV electric transmission line relocation
Aug 15, 2014: This addendum to the North Link Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (2006) evaluates potential impacts from relocation of a 15kV electric transmission line as part of the Northgate Link project.