Two of the early action projects, Phase I and Phase II, added truck climbing lanes along several uphill grades where attempts by commuter traffic to pass slowed trucks resulted in safety hazards.
POITRA provided design visualization for the climbing lanes projects by illustrating the new truck lanes and the alternatives for the required sound barrier designs. Photo-simulation was the medium chosen as the best way to communicate design concepts to the public.The past bridge and highway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals made it possible to illustrate a very accurate structure from very conceptual level plans.
A series of both aerial and ground photo-simulations were created for comprehesive evaluation by agency and public stakeholders. The aerial images revealed the extent of the barriers and the ground images gave a good sense of the visual impact.
The I-25 sound barrier alternatives for this simulation just north of the town of Castle Rock included large earth berms, tall walls, and small berms with short walls.
POITRA created the images using traditional digital painting techniques on engineer provided aerial and ground photographs.
In order to help CDOT engineers to evaluate the visual qualities of various sound wall materials POITRA created a visual display depicting each potential wall type being considered. The simulations were also set into project display panels that echoed the familiar project website and other graphics created by POITRA.
POITRA published the resulting series of photo-simulations in public meeting displays, on the project websites and in newsletters. The images were used in the EIS document itself. POITRA continued design and maintenace of the Climbing Lanes Phase I and Climbing Lanes Phase II project websites through completion of construction.
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