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After two decades on the radio in West Michigan, Robb became a traffic reporter in early 2006 and has been FOX 17’s roads scholar since 2008.

Born and raised in Southern California, he’s a Dodger fan. But he doesn’t surf and has never been in the movies. He did meet a few stars out there.

His first car was a 1966 Barracuda, but it sounds cooler than it was, due to dents provided by the previous owner.

As a driver, he adheres strictly do his ‘five-over’ rule: never drive more than five miles per hour over the speed limit.


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    Video: How to make state park camping reservations online

    Note: at the end of the video, I say “DNR.com.” I was ad-libbing and was wrong. This is the correct web site to make camping reservations. Be sure to create an account: You won’t be able to complete the reservation and pay unless you do. But you don’t have to have an account to be able to check campsite availability.

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    Gas prices jump, expected to push higher

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gas prices in the Grand Rapids area are up an average of 13.7 cents per gallon in the past week, reports GasBuddy.com, and “we should expect wholesale and retail gasoline prices to rise further,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy in a release. The price tracking web site noted crude oil prices at the end of last week were at their highest price since November: $48.50 per barrel. At one point, crude prices had […]

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    New road work means busy week for crews

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — New city, county, and state projects began Monday: US-131, Rockford May 16: Right lane closed for repair on southbound US-131 from M-57 14 Mile to Post Drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. US-31, Holland May 16 – August: All traffic is on the northbound side with two lanes between 8th Street and Ransom Street. But southbound US-31 is one lane from James Street to 8th Street. The on-ramps to US-31 from Lakewood Boulevard and from Chicago […]

  • TRAFFIC SHIFT AHEAD

    Major road projects to affect US-31 in Holland, Lake Drive in East Grand Rapids

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Two major road projects beginning Monday, May 16, will cause lane shifts and ramp closures on US-31 in Holland and close Lake Drive in East Grand Rapids. The project in Holland actually began several weeks ago with upgrades to traffic signals, but the major road work was held off until after Tulip Time. The festival ends this weekend, so major work begins Monday, May 16: On May 16, all traffic northbound and southbound on US-31 will be […]

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    Lots more chances to drive between the barrels this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many new construction zones were opened on Monday. Here’s fair warning on projects that are new this week: Cascade Road In addition to the lane closures over I-96, now there are lane closures between Forest Hill Avenue and Medical Park Dr just to the west. The asphalt pavement will be replaced with concrete. Eventually, the rest of Cascade Road between Forest Hill Avenue and I-96 will be repaved. M-45/Lake Michigan Drive Lane closure just east of […]

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    Good news! No double lane closures this weekend on US-131

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There will be no double lane closures this weekend in the construction zone on southbound US-131, says John Richard, representative for the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Grand Region. The current single lane closure from I-96 to Leonard Street will remain. Last weekend, the first full weekend of the project, saw long delays on the highway most of the weekend. The project is in its first phase where the right lane is closed at Ann Street. […]

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    Cascade Road resurfacing begins Monday in addition to work at I-96

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Well, Cascade Road is a mess already at I-96, why not minimize the length of time Cascade Road is torn up in that area? That’s the thinking behind a major resurfacing project that begins Monday, April 25, on Cascade Road west of Forest Hill Avenue. The Kent County Road Commission plans on two phases for the project. First, replace current rough pavement between Forest Hill Avenue and Medical Park Drive with concrete pavement. That phase […]

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    Jeep owners seek to set record crossing the Mackinac Bridge

    ST. IGNACE, Mich. — “Let’s beat the number of Mini-Coopers, ATVs and farm tractors that have crossed the mighty Mackinac Bridge as a group,” says the web page that has information on this weekend’s first-ever “Jeep the Mac” event. Only Jeeps are allowed, but April 20 is the deadline to register. Two days of activities April 22-23 are planned for Jeep owners who pay the $35 fee to register, including a “Blessing of the Jeeps,” meet-and-greets, and a post-ride trip […]