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.


Recent Articles
  • US-131 rebuilding project enters Phase 2

    The 2017 road construction season began in April with the introduction of a major project on US-131 in northern Kent County. That project is now half done and enters Phase 2. The pavement is being replaced on northbound and southbound US-131 between 14 Mile and 17 Mile. Two lanes of traffic have been maintained by using an unusual split traffic shift. Up until now, northbound traffic has shifted over but remained on the northbound side while the southbound pavement has […]

  • M-6 will close on July 8, but only the eastbound side

    WYOMING, Mich. — The pavement on M-6 has been crumbling between Wilson Avenue and I-196 for years. When the Michigan Department of Transportation announced the deteriorating pavement will be replaced, everyone — including MDOT — thought M-6 will be completely closed. Hold the phone. Beginning July 8 at 7:30 a.m., only eastbound M-6 will be closed from I-196 to Wilson Avenue. When that part of the project is done, the westbound side of M-6 will be closed from Wilson Avenue […]

  • Video: What kind of driver are you?

    A group advocating courteous driving has published the results of an online survey that claims to show that Michigan ranks #15 in the U.S. for courteous driving. It can be argued that the survey doesn’t mean much, since the multiple choice answers include options that obviously reflect badly on the survey taker. For instance, this question has two choices of that type: You’re driving on a one-lane road with a speed limit of 40 mph. The sedan in front of […]

  • What’s new in road construction for June 29

    When it comes to new road projects, Thursday is not a day of the week that typically sees new construction starts, especially as we sneak closer to a big holiday. Because July 4 falls on a Tuesday, we have an extra long holiday weekend, and so do workers on state-sponsored road projects. The Michigan Department of Transportation usually suspends road work on holiday weekends, and that will happen again. Work on state road projects will stop on Friday, June 30, […]

  • What’s new with road projects for June 28

    These items are new as of June 28: M-6 Plans are in place for the reconstruction of M-6 between Wilson Avenue and I-196. Work is expected to begin July 8. Get answers to your questions at a public meeting at the Byron Township Hall on Byron Center Avenue north of 84th Street today. Stop in anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to talk to people from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Kent and Ottawa county road commissions. […]

  • Here’s how to get answers on the closure of M-6

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The closure of M-6 looms in July, and more than 40,000 drivers a day will need to find a way around the project. To answer questions about closure schedules and detours, the Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Wednesday: M-6 Construction Meeting Wednesday, June 28 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Byron Township Hall 8085 Byron Center Ave. Byron Center Representatives and engineers from MDOT and the road commissions in Kent and Ottawa counties […]

  • Weekend lane and ramp closures on I-196 and I-94

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lane and ramp closures return to I-196 in Grand Rapids this weekend, but only on Saturday. Plus, good weather means the lane and ramp closures on I-94 in Kalamazoo that were postponed from last weekend will happen this weekend, with ramp closures at the interchange of I-94 and US-131. I-196 Lane closures on eastbound I-196 from Market Avenue to US-131 Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ramp closed from eastbound I-196 to northbound US-131 Saturday 5 a.m. […]

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    Weekend traffic: Ramp closures in GR; I-196 lane closures

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Chances that you will encounter some form of road construction are really good this weekend, especially driving to and through downtown Grand Rapids. In both areas, there are weekend lane closures and ramp closures. Downtown Grand Rapids Ramps closed from Ionia Avenue to eastbound and westbound I-196 due to paving on Michigan Street until noon Sunday, June 18. Detour: Use College Avenue on-ramps. Ramps continue to be closed through Wednesday from eastbound and westbound I-196 to Ottawa […]

  • New road construction projects begin