Work on a new Tesco store in Hoyland is finally due to start next month, says the supermarket.
The store on Market Street, which will create between 140 and 200 jobs, was originally due to open by spring this year. Then it was hoped it would be completed by Christmas.
But this week a spokesman from the supermarket giant said: "The developer Litton Property Group is on track and in a position to start work on site in four to six weeks. They will hand over to us next summer."
Mark Twelves, managing director of Litton Property Group based in Bakewell, Derbyshire, confirmed that his company would be starting groundworks and then going on to build the food store.
"We're aiming to start on October 14 and finish in June next year. Tesco will then have some fitting out to do but is due to start trading in the autumn," he said.
Permission for the store was granted in July 2011 and workers started clearing the site in February 2012. But then arguments over a pedestrian crossing on Wombwell Road caused delays. The debate was over whether it was safer to install a pelican or a zebra crossing.
The development also includes a mini-roundabout at the end of Market Street.
Mr Twelves said: "We got consent but then highways weren't satisfied and we had to redesign the crossing."
Hoyland Milton councillor Mick Stowe said: "We would welcome any development that brings jobs and a boost to the local economy."
Coun Robin Franklin was slightly more cautious but said: "We will certainly welcome the mini roundabout which will slow traffic."