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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: US-131 traffic nightmare to end

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    Video: All lanes to open on US-131 SB on Friday

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    Traffic Update: US-131 lane closure ends, but weekend closures on I-96 will back up traffic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The lane closure on southbound US-131 from I-96 to Leonard Street will end sometime Friday, but weekend lane closures on I-96 in Ionia County will cause backups Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the rundown heading into the weekend: US-131 in Grand Rapids Lane closure from I-96 to Leonard Street ends. All lanes will be open. The right lane that previously ended to Ann Street is not extended to exit only Leonard Street. US-131 at Burton Street Ramp […]

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    Construction that backed up traffic on US-131 ends Friday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan’s traffic jam nightmare is almost over. The lane closure on southbound US-131 from I-96 to Leonard Street in Grand Rapids will be gone by the end of the day Friday, September 23. So says the project manager, Tanya Pawlukiewicz at the Michigan Department of Transportation. “I received a lot of phone calls this summer,” she says. “Some good, some bad.” That’s understandable. Traffic jams caused by the project have been daily occurrences in the […]

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    Traffic Update: Ramp and lane closures concentrated on midday driving

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Road work will mostly affect drivers in the middle of the day, with a ramp closure in downtown Grand Rapids. US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids Ramp closed from southbound US-131 to eastbound I-196. Tuesday (9/20) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, left lane closured on eastbound I-196 at US-131. Tuesday (9/20) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. US-131 in Rockford Lane closure on northbound US-131 from 10 Mile to 13 Mile. Tuesday (9/20) 9 a.m. to 3 […]

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    Traffic Update: New lane closures will back up traffic on I-96

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Drivers on eastbound I-96 remember traffic jams a few weeks ago from lane closures at Alpine Avenue. Those lane closures return today with added ramp closures: I-96 in Walker and Grand Rapids Left lane closed on eastbound I-96 from Alpine Avenue to Monroe Avenue. Begins Monday 10 a.m. and continuous until Thursday afternoon (9/12-9/15) Ramps at I-96 and US-131 Ramp closed from eastbound I-96 to northbound US-131. Ramp closed from southbound US-131 to southbound I-96. Pavement […]

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    Double lane closures on 131 again this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two sets of lane closures are guaranteed to cause delays over the weekend, one on US-131 and the other on I-96 in Ionia County. US-131 in Grand Rapids Double lane closure on southbound US-131 from Wealthy Street to 28th Street. Friday 10 p.m. to no later than Monday 5 a.m. (9/9-9/12) Ramp closed from southbound US-131 to westbound Burton Street Friday 10 p.m. to no later than Monday 5 a.m. (9/9-9/12) Use 28th Street as detour. […]

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    Traffic Update: Lane closure on northbound US-131 at Leonard Street returns

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The lane closure at northbound US-131 at Leonard Street is back. It is sure to cause long delays, especially weekday afternoons. US-131 in Grand Rapids Left lane closure northbound at Leonard Street. Through Sept. 13. Postponed to today: 16th Street in Holland 16th Street closed west of US-31 for work on the railroad crossing. Until Sept. 14. Use 8th Street.   Other projects that are new this week: US-131 in north Kent County Lane closures on […]

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    Traffic Update: New projects include road closures and lane closures

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Labor Day usually marks the beginning of the final sprint to the end of the road construction season. The number of new projects Tuesday is an indication a lot of work needs to get done. I-196 in Grandville Lane closure at 28th Street until 1 p.m. Tuesday (9/6) US-131 in Grand Rapids Left lane closure northbound at Leonard Street will return. Through Sept. 13. US-131 in north Kent County Lane closures on northbound and southbound US-131 […]