The M55 link road has moved a step closer with legal agreements on the verge of being completed for the fully-funded scheme.
Lancashire County Council officers have also started the tender process for the road, and have given the go-ahead for works to take place ahead of the main build.
Work will take place to protect a water main, and Openreach engineers will return to the road to remove redundant cabling which they replaced last year for National Air Traffic Services.
Construction of the road will begin in April next year.
Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “I’m delighted to see our colleagues at Lancashire County Council pressing ahead with this vital road.
“I understand we will now see further works taking place with United Utilities regarding a water main in the area, and we are going out to tender for the construction of the road.
“The landowners are in agreement, and the final details of the legal agreements are being agreed hopefully as you read this.
“All of the funding bodies have released their monies or have indicated they will do so imminently, including the Government funding I secured from the Prime Minister and Chancellor to fill a gap left by the loss of LEP and Homes England funds.
“It has been a long and hard fight to get to this point and it has been a battle to secure the extra funding from Government after delays saw the withdrawal of two funding packages. I said I would not stop fighting for this road until we saw shovels in the ground and I lobbied the Prime Minister twice in Parliament, met the Chancellor and several other ministers to make the case for this road before the Government agreed to fill the funding gap.”