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I-5 and North Gateway Interchange Photosimulations

CalTrans and City of Stockton, Stockton, California

POITRA Visual provided photo-realistic simulations for the I-5 North Stockton Corridor, which studied the I-5 Corridor through Stockton, California to make capacity improvements. The project resulted in highway widenings throughout the I-5 corridor, several interchange redesigns, and two new interchanges.

One of the new interchanges was to be located at I-5 and North Gateway in an open rural area zoned for future planned community development. There were two alternate designs being considered, a wide diamond and a partial clover.

Photo-simulation was the medium chosen as the best way to accurately communicate the proposed designs to project team members and to the public.

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The simulation needed to show the two interchange alternatives under consideration and to show the impact of each alternate upon the City of Stockton's existing community landuse plan.

POITRA artists plotted the two interchange alternate geometries onto the Engineer provided aerial photograph from design plans. Using traditional digital painting techniques POITRA painted the interchange ramps, soundwalls, proposed laneage, sidewalks, and medians.

Since the city's land use plan was a primary issue POITRA also added the proposed local arterial roadways and local streets. Specific land use areas were color shaded to correspond to the city's master plan and labeled.

The previous bridge and roadway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals always plays a key role in accurately interpreting and representing the Engineer's design.

The final aerial simulation images were used as meeting materials for the City of Stockton's public involvement process.end of article

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