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
  • I-96 eastbound closes tonight at Alpine Avenue: Detours

    WALKER, Mich. — While the closure of eastbound I-96 at Alpine Avenue was postponed, here is what you will be dealing with beginning 9 p.m. Thursday night: The eastbound 96 split to the left just after Alpine Avenue is the site of the closure. The freeway will be closed all the way to Plainfield Avenue. No access to northbound US-131. No access to eastbound 96 from northbound US-131. No access to eastbound 96 from southbound US-131. Westbound I-96 remains open, but […]

  • Closure of eastbound I-96 put off until Friday

    WALKER, Mich. — The scheduled closure of eastbound I-96 at Alpine Avenue will take place overnight Thursday to Friday morning, April 20. The closure was originally scheduled for this Wednesday. The delay was prompted by the recent icy weather, MDOT spokesperson John Richard told FOX 17 in a text. Other than the new start date, the details of the project remain the same. The closure will be at the point where I-96 eastbound splits to the left while traffic will […]

  • Major lane and ramp closures on I-196 this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A lane closure and two ramp closures will be affecting drivers on eastbound I-196 through the weekend in Grand Rapids. The lane closure runs from Lake Michigan Drive to the Grand River and will continue until no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 16. The ramp closures are on the same schedule. The affected ramps are from both directions of US-131 to eastbound I-196: The southbound detour has you exiting southbound US-131 on the right to […]

  • Busy eastbound I-96 closes for 2 months starting Wednesday

    WALKER, Mich. — The eastbound lanes of I-96 will be closed just after Alpine Avenue beginning Wednesday, April 18. The closure will continue to Plainfield Avenue and will last until mid-June. The Michigan Department of Transportation has combined several projects into one big closure: Completely replace the rough pavement between West River Drive and the Grand River. Major maintenance to the eastbound I-96 bridges over West River Drive, US-131, the Grand River, Monroe Avenue, and Coit Avenue. The closure is […]

  • Part of I-96 to be closed beginning April 18

    WALKER, Mich. — The eastbound lanes of I-96 will be closed just after Alpine Avenue beginning Wednesday, April 18. The closure will continue to Plainfield Avenue and will last until mid-June. The Michigan Department of Transportation has combined several projects into one big closure: Completely replace the rough pavement between West River Drive and the Grand River. Major maintenance to the eastbound I-96 bridges over West River Drive, US-131, the Grand River, Monroe Avenue, and Coit Avenue. The closure is […]

  • Man shot, killed in overnight shooting

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An overnight shooting left a 28-year-old man dead Sunday night. Gunshots were reported around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Grand Rapids’ Southeast side, and Grand Rapids Police officers found the man with several gunshot wounds and a gathering crowd. The man died at the scene despite efforts at resuscitation by paramedics. The Grand Rapids Police Major Case Team Detectives has taken over the investigation, but GRPD says there are no suspects in custody, and there has yet […]

  • Heading east on I-96? Expect lane closures for repaving

    FOWLERVILLE, Mich. — Nighttime and weekend travel east of Lansing will be slower this construction season. A resurfacing project will be in place in Ingham and Livingston counties. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to start the project the night of Sunday, April 8, and work will continue until November. The project will take that long because MDOT is scheduling work to only take place at night, and daytime work will take place only on four different weekends to avoid […]

  • Southbound US-131 will be closed this weekend at Burton Street

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The bridges that carry southbound US-131 over Plaster Creek will get maintenance work this weekend. That means the southbound lanes will be closed from Burton Street to 28th Street. The exit ramps at Burton Street will remain open. The closure is scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday to no later than 5 a.m. Monday, March 26. On the weekend that the northbound lanes were closed, work on the bridges was finished early, and the freeway was opened […]

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    Lane closures for Sunday, new road projects begin Monday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — With spring about to officially begin, more weekend construction projects are popping up on road work schedules. This weekend, work is concentrated on I-196 and I-96: I-196 westbound after the split from I-96 lane closures Saturday and Sunday each day 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. I-96 eastbound and westbound over the Grand River lane closure Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several new projects begin on Monday:  Grand Rapids: Cherry Street closed under US-131 March 19 […]