News releases

Sound Transit awards contract to Hoffman Construction to build Roosevelt station for Northgate Link Extension

Publish Date

Construction to begin in early 2017 for light rail extension opening in 2021

The Sound Transit Board of Directors today authorized award of a contract to Hoffman Construction Company to build the Roosevelt Station, which will serve Northgate Link Extension trains when light rail service begins in 2021.

The $152 million contract includes constructing civil, structural and architectural finishes for the underground station in the Roosevelt neighborhood, with entrances along 12th Avenue NE at NE 65th Street and at NE 67th Street. It includes elevators and escalators, mechanical and electrical equipment, fire protection and emergency ventilation systems, and surface features and landscaping.

Northgate Line trains traveling in 3.5-mile twin tunnels to and from the University of Washington Station at Husky Stadium will stop at underground stations in the Roosevelt and U District neighborhoods, exit the tunnels at First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th and transition to a 0.8-mile elevated guideway to a station at Northgate Mall.

Construction on Roosevelt Station is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

The $1.9 billion Northgate Link project extends light rail 4.3 miles north from the University of Washington. Riders using Roosevelt Station will enjoy two-minute rides to the U District, four-minute rides to Husky Stadium, 10-minute rides to downtown and 44-minute rides to Sea-Tac Airport.

More information on the Northgate Link Extension can be found at