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
Sep 19, 2014: Construction at NE 65th Street and 12th Avenue NE

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Sep 16, 2014: Crews to start work at 7 a.m. Sunday

Roosevelt Station: Construction Alert
Sep 15, 2014: Late night girder deliveries Thursday or Friday night