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Route 195 is a state highway in northeastern
Connecticut Connecticut () is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, second-highest level of human development behind Massachusetts, and highest median household ...
, running from the Willimantic section of Windham to the town center of Somers via the Storrs section of Mansfield, Connecticut, Mansfield. The road is the main thoroughfare to access the main campus of the University of Connecticut.


Route description

Route 195 begins as ''Ash Street'' and ''Jackson Street'' at an intersection with Connecticut Route 66, Route 66 in the Willimantic section of Windham. It heads north, crossing into Mansfield, Connecticut, Mansfield, where it becomes ''Storrs Road'' and continues past the Natchaug River. It soon has an interchange with U.S. Route 6, US 6 before turning northwest at the Willimantic Reservoir. Route 195 then enters the Storrs, Connecticut, Storrs section of Mansfield, passing the eastern end of Connecticut Route 275, Route 275 before entering the University of Connecticut campus. North of campus at the Mansfield Four Corners intersection, it intersects US Route 44, US 44, then meets the southern end of Connecticut Route 320, Route 320 and intersects Connecticut Route 32, Route 32 before continuing across the Willimantic River into the town of Coventry, Connecticut, Coventry, where it is known as ''Tolland Turnpike''. Route 195 cuts across the northeast corner of Coventry into Tolland, Connecticut, Tolland, where it becomes ''Merrow Road'' and continues northwest, intersecting Interstate 84 (east), I-84 at Exit 68 before ending at an intersection with Connecticut Route 74, Route 74. The section of Route 195 from the Windham-Mansfield town line to I-84 in Tolland is designated UConn Husky Way.


History

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 U.S. Route 44, US 44 in Storrs via modern Route 195. Route 195 was established in the 1932 state highway renumbering (Connecticut), 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.Connecticut Routes, Route 195
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{{Portal, Connecticut State highways in Connecticut, 195 Transportation in Tolland County, Connecticut Transportation in Windham County, Connecticut Transportation in Windham, Connecticut