Voter approval (2016)
Milestone Target Alternatives development Board identifies preferred and other Draft EIS alternatives Draft Environmental Impact Statement Board confirms or modifies the Preferred Alternative Final Environmental Impact Statement* 2024 Board selects project to be built (WSLE) 2024 Federal Record of Decision (WSLE) 2024
*At this time, we are working with our federal partners to understand the timeline of our ongoing environmental review phase for the BLE. The BLE project timeline will be updated when additional information is available.
WSLE is scheduled to begin design after the Federal Record of Decision. At this time, we are working with our federal partners to understand the timeline of our outgoing environmental review phase for the BLE. The BLE project timeline will be updated when additional information is available.
Milestone Final route design Final station designs Procure and commission station and public art Obtain land use and construction permits Property acquisition/relocation
WSLE is scheduled to begin construction and testing in 2027, and will conclude in 2032. The start of services for BLE is scheduled for 2039. See below for more information.
Milestone Groundbreaking Construction updates and mitigation Safety education Testing and pre-operations
Start of service (West Seattle 2032; Ballard 2039)
West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions
Serving regional jobs, dense neighborhoods