Shinnecock Nation completes billboard along Sunrise Highway

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Construction is completed on one of the Shinnecock Indian Nation's massive billboards along Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays.

The 60-foot-tall billboard has a 30-foot LED screen that will serve as advertising space. It will greet drivers flocking to the Hamptons for Memorial Day weekend.

The Shinnecocks constructed the billboard on tribe-owned land to generate what they say is much-needed revenue.

The billboard plans have been met with protest from people in the Town of Southampton since their release. The state Department of Transportation had issued a stop-work order.

A second billboard on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway is under construction. The Shinnecocks expect it to be up and running in a couple weeks.

Read more:
State sends Shinnecocks cease-and-desist order over billboards
Residents rally against Shinnecock plans to put up billboards
Shinnecock Indian Nation excited about revenue from Sunrise Highway ad space
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