Connecticut Route 195

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Route 195 marker

Route 195
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 15.91 mi[1] (25.60 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 66 in Windham
  US 6 in Mansfield
I‑84 in Tolland
North end: Route 74 in Tolland
Highway system
Route 194 Route 196

Route 195 is a state highway in northeastern Connecticut, running from the Willimantic section of Windham to the town center of Tolland via the Storrs section of Mansfield. The road is the main thoroughfare to access the main campus of the University of Connecticut.

Route description[edit]

Route 195 begins as Ash Street and Jackson Street at an intersection with Route 66 in the Willimantic section of Windham. It heads north, crossing into Mansfield, where it becomes Storrs Road and continues past the Natchaug River. It soon intersects US 6 before turning northwest at the Willimantic Reservoir. Route 195 then enters the Storrs section of Mansfield, passing through the University of Connecticut, then turns west at the Mansfield Four Corners intersection and continues across the Willimantic River into the town of Coventry, where it is known as Tolland Turnpike. Route 195 cuts across the northeast corner of Coventry into Tolland, where it becomes Merrow Road and continues northwest, intersecting I-84 before ending at an intersection with Route 74.[1]

Special designations[edit]

The section of Route 195 from the Windham-Mansfield town line to I-84 in Tolland is designated UConn Husky Way.[1]

History[edit]

Route 195 follows the route of the Windham and Mansfield Turnpike, a stage road active from 1800 to after 1828. The turnpike route between Mansfield Center and Storrs was designated as part of State Highway 146 in 1922, running from Willimantic to Mansfield Center via modern Route 89, then to US 44 in Storrs via modern Route 195. Route 195 was established in the 1932 state highway renumbering from most of old Highway 146 between Mansfield Center and Storrs. In 1963, it was extended to the current northern terminus along a new road (the southern part of old Tolland and Mansfield Turnpike). In 1964, part of Route 89 was transferred to Route 195, resulting in Route 195's current route.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Windham Windham 0.00 0.00 Route 66 – Windham, Columbia
Tolland Mansfield 1.20 1.93 US 6 – Chaplin, Columbia
3.74 6.02 Route 89 north – Ashford
7.11 11.44 Route 275 west – Coventry
9.39 15.11 US 44 – Ashford, Coventry
9.46 15.22 Route 320 north – Willington
11.66 18.76 Route 32 – Willington, Willimantic
Tolland 15.20 24.46 I‑84 – Vernon, Hartford, Union I-84 Exit 68
15.91 25.60 Route 74 – Willington, Tolland
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing