“Friends of the Earth is in communication with people who will launch a legal challenge this week,” FoE Northern Ireland Director James Orr told the paper.
“It is late in the day for a challenge... the Heaney Centre grand opening will bring added impetus to this campaign. The Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a wonderful project and everyone wishes it well.
“It is more than ironic that the work on the road begins at the same time as the opening of the HomePlace. It is breath-taking irony.”
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FoENI have campaigned for many years for a rethink on the route the £140m roadway will take from Randalstown to Castledawson taking in the area around Lough Beg which played such a prominent role in Heaney’s poetry.
“This is one of our last great wildernesses. An undisturbed area of wetland. Only a very misguided person would put a road through there.”
A spokesperson for Mid Ulster Council said: “Mid Ulster District Council supports the development of the strategic road network in the Mid Ulster area.
“The council also recognises that with any major road infrastructure project it is important that the environmental impacts are fully considered.
“Addressing adverse impacts, and putting measures in place to mitigate against them, will be particularly important for the A6 road scheme.”