POITRA was contracted to provide a series of photosimulations, maps and graphics to illustrate the report CDOT prepared for review by the USFS Dillon Ranger District. POITRA prepared simulations and graphic cross-sections at each of the most radically affected locations as well as report covers and overall location maps.
The Engineer provided all the base photographs from their own corridor photo survey.
At the mile post 111 location extreme falling rock hazards were eliminated by extensive cuts and the fill was used to provide room for outside shoulders. The highway curve was also given an appropriate super-elevation. The the expanded road cut and removal of trees in new shoulder fill area exposed mountain background. This area had to be restored using a selection of reference photographs and traditional digital painting techniques.
The adjusted alignment, new shoulders and pavement markings were laid in by POITRA artists from CADD drawings using the existing road features as landmarks. Care had to be taken in comparing profiles and slopes in order to correctly represent the subtle grade changes. The previous bridge and roadway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals prevented plan understanding from being part of the challenge.
The final existing and proposed photosimulation images were used in the USFS report and as printed displays in CDOT meetings.
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