The portion of Route 195 from Tolland to the University has been renamed UConn Husky Way.
The change resulted from legislation introduced by Rep. Claire Janowski (D-Vernon), a member of the House Transportation Committee. She initiated the bill after a request from Amarjit Buttar, a member of the Vernon Board of Education and a Husky fan.
“Mr Buttar’s passion for the University and the Huskies is a common trait in Connecticut and a point of statewide pride,” Janowski said.
“The designation of the Huskies is a great way to honor the academic success and the many basketball championships of our state’s premier university.”
Buttar’s son, Gursimrit Singh Buttar, is a 1995 UConn graduate who was sports editor of The Daily Campus in 1994-95.
Naming the roadway for the Huskies“is not only a tribute to the excellence of past UConn teams,” Buttar said, “but also a well-deserved recognition for their contribution to the University and to our state.”