* As part of the public process POITRA created and maintained the public information websites for each of the seven early action projects and the South I-25 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All these sites were graphically coordinated and made accessible from a single menu page. The early action projects continued from design through construction simultaniously with the overall EIS.

South I-25 Corridor Project Websites - previously www.SouthI25.com

South I-25 Corridor Project Websites

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US85 Wildlife Crossing Photosimulations

CDOT, Sadalia, Colorado

The South I-25 Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) included the South I-25 Corridor and the converging US 85 Corridor. Together they comprise the fastest growing transportation corridor in the Denver Metro area. It carries increasing daily traffic volumes from communities south of Denver to the Denver Technological Center (DTC) and Downtown Denver. The overall EIS conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) addressed future capacity concerns while seven 'early action' projects addressed more immediate safety and congestion issues.

POITRA Visual was selected to provided public outreach support for the EIS and the early action projects which included a comprehensive website, public meeting materials and newsletters, as well as design visualization. *

South I-25 EIS Graphic Design by POITRA Visual
South I-25 EIS Graphic Design by POITRA Visual
South I-25 EIS Graphic Design by POITRA Visual
South I-25 EIS Graphic Design by POITRA Visual

POITRA Visual also created the EIS newsletters giving the entire project a consistant and familiar appearence.

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Photo-simulation was the medium chosen as the best way to communicate design concepts to the public.

US85 intersects a major Colorado wildlife corridor. The EIS determined that a grade separated crossing would prevent numerous animal vehicle accidents and protect public safety. The EIS widened US85 includes twin single span concrete I-girder bridge structures that are open enough to ensure their use by animals as a safe way cross US85. POITRA illustrated the concept for the EIS document.

The past bridge and highway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals made it possible to illustrate an accurate structure from very conceptual level plans. POITRA modelers created 3D model bridge structures to be used as a paint template. The models helped ensured correct placement of the new overpass in the engineer provided photograph. The wildlife crossing's approach was to be deepened and border planted with Colorado native vegitation to help direct animals to the crossing. This work was acomplished using traditional digital painting techniques.

The simulation views US85 from the wildlife corridor. To complete the setting POITRA added wildlife using fall elk images taken from photographs shot from our studio.

The final photosimulation images were used to present the design to the public on the website, as printed public hearing materials and ultimately in the EIS document. POITRA graphic artists took care to create presentation panels that visually coordinated the meetings with the familiar public website. end of article


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