If you've been driving in Coralville lately you have have noticed the extra traffic delays near 1st Avenue, especially as you exit I-80. It's part of an $8 million dollar road project in the area.

The majority of work is taking place between 6th Street and 9th Street, near where the new arena is going up. The West side of the street is closed as well as the 6th street intersection.

This is the last section of 1st Avenue set aside for road work south of I-80. Currently, the city is widening four lanes to 5 lanes and adding new sidewalks and street lights for pedestrians.

The city wants to remind drivers to be patient and expect delays.