On a brisk winter afternoon, Al Laube received a call from a former Virginia Department
of Transportation (VDOT) colleague, Stewart “Stu” Tyler, SR/WA. Stu was on a mission to
find the original members of the first Old Dominion Chapter 52, and his pursuit led him
to Al, the first Chapter 52 President.
A Worthy Resource
At the end of April, Al and his wife Harriet Laube met with Stu to reminisce about VDOT,
discuss Chapter 52 and catch up on old times. Al’s career in the Old Dominion exceeded
35 years, first as a Right of Way Trainee to authoring the Right of Way Manual. Then he
handled the Capital Outlay program enlarging the District and Residency offices across
the state and helped to construct the new 14-story central highway office building in
Richmond to accommodate the Interstate Highway program. After the interstate program
started, Al became the State Utilities Relocation Engineer.
G o lden
BY LORE DEASTRA, SR/WA Old Dominion Chapter 52 celebrates 50TH anniversary