POITRA used traditional digital painting techniques to remove or adjust properties and roadways eliminated or moved in each of the new design alternatives from the Engineer provided base photograph.
POITRA artists then added the overpass structure, interchange ramps, retaining walls, laneage, traffic control, sidewalks, medians, fill slopes and landscaping. Many of the off system streets were also affected by design changes and improvements which needed to be reflected in the simulation.
Great care was taken to ensure that the new lane markings were correct and that they properly interacted with existing roadways as this played a major role in evaluating the design alternatives. The previous bridge and roadway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals played a key role in accurately interpreting the Engineer's design plans and efficiently transforming the information into an accurate illustration of proposed conditions.
The final aerial simulation images were used as meeting materials for the CalTrans and Stanislaus County design and public involvement process.
Take a closer look! Simulations can be kept up-to-date as the design process progresses.