In January construction should begin on the U.S. 301 toll road relief route.
It should be done by the end of 2018.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that this comes as a result of the approval by a federal program to provide $211.3 million for the project.
Delaware Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan called this a key moment for transportation construction in Delaware.
The paper says this will cover about a third of the total cost of $643 million.
The First State has not seen a new toll road in years.