Repairs to a crumbling section of roadway that has kept Albion Road closed for more than a year were supposed to start Tuesday.
But the work was delayed again because the materials needed for the project are not yet ready, City Engineer Ken Mikula said.
Mayor Tom Perciak promised, though, that the long-in-coming project would begin soon.
"It's going to get done this year," Perciak said. "We haven't forgotten about you on Albion Road."
The road has been closed between Handle Road and Valley Parkway since May 10, 2011, when safety officials down a hillside.
Officials have called it because it will cost about $650,000 to repair.
Perciak said the cost and the complicated engineering the project will it involve -- it will take 40 pylons to shore up the embankment -- are why the work has been slow to start.
It will start soon, though, he said at a City Council meeting Tuesday night.
"It's just taking longer than expected," Perciak said.