Route 15 in Sussex County has been designated the “Sen. Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” in honor of the former state legislator, who died last year.
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday the legislation that honors the late District 24 legislator and Sussex County native who served in the state Assembly and Senate for 40 years.
While in the legislature, Littell assisted in opening two centers for child-abuse victims and sponsored legislation that led to the creation of the Commission on Open Space, the formation of the Garden State Preservation Trust, the preservation of Sterling Forest, and the establishment of the Farmland Preservation Program.
Upon his retirement in 2008 he was the longest serving member of the legislature. He died in November of last year.
“Sen. Littell was dedicated not only to the constituents he represented, but all of New Jersey,” said Assemblyman Parker Space, who sponsored the bill in the state Assembly.