I-295/I-76/Route 42 Direct Connection Project
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) set out to reduce traffic congestion and improve motorist safety at the intersection of I-295, I-76 and Route 42. The “Direct Connection” project addresses quality-of-life issues relating to motorists, residents and the environment, and provides a direct connection for I-295 through traffic, as well as adding additional connections from Route 76 to Route 42.
Stokes Creative Group, Inc., was hired to develop a visual documentation management program to preserve the history of the project and to enhance its visibility.
Through the employment of video and aerial photography, we were able to capture the full impact of the momentous project – from concept to final design to final construction – and illustrate the project’s engineering design story in a 60-minute video – highlighting the project hurdles and challenges.
We then combined footage of the existing roadway with the DOT’s proposed improvements, and created a 3-D animation that was utilized by the DOT to inform the public of what they were to expect.
During the documentation, we developed an image database to house the photographs, aerials and video taken throughout the project. This online system allowed access for the DOT to quickly search and download images for print requests and use during presentations.