Work on resurfacing the N5 between Tulsk and Rathcroghan in Roscommon is expected to begin in March.
Funding of €1 million euro was announced for upgrading the section at the beginning of 2021.
Despite contractors being appointed last year, council officials told a recent meeting of Boyle MD that there was a hold up due to Covid-19 and staff isolation.
Councillor Valerie Bryne said she's been receiving frequent phone calls complaining about the horrendous condition of the road with some motorists reporting damage to their tyres.
It's hoped that the works will now begin in March of this year.