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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.


Recent Articles
  • New ramp closure on M-6, ramp closures on US-131

    Here’s what’s new today in road construction:   M-6 Until now, you could exit M-6 westbound at Wilson Avenue before the freeway reconstruction that has closed the highway from Wilson to I-196. Now you MUST exit at Byron Center Avenue and use local streets from there. The Wilson Avenue exit ramp is getting a makeover for a month. Through traffic should use westbound I-96 and I-196.   US-131 at 54th Street More ramp makeovers today (9/22) until 6 p.m. at […]

  • M-6 eastbound opens; Westbound remains closed

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The eastbound lanes are paved, marked, and rumble strips installed, and drivers Friday morning found the highway open from I-196 to past Byron Center Avenue. But the westbound lanes remain closed. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday the highway would open ahead of schedule, possibly as early as Thursday. At one point, engineers believed the opening would happen Wednesday evening. But Wednesday passed, and as everyone watched closely, MDOT had to postpone any announcement […]

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    Closure of Lake Drive at Fuller to last several more weeks

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The project that has closed the intersection of Lake Drive and Fuller Avenue has been extended until October 2. The original project schedule had the work done by September 8. Crews will be working on underground pipe installation through September 25, Grand Rapids Communications Director Steve Guitar told FOX 17 in an email Thursday morning. After that, crews from DTE will work that will be complete October 2. But there’s hope for nearby residents and drivers. […]

  • Baby born in car on M-6 highway

    DUTTON, Mich. — The whole Dutton Fire Department sounded proud delivering the news that a baby was born to a mom in a car on the side of M-6 Friday morning. “When the alarms chime, you just never know what’s waiting for you on the other end of that 911 call!” crowed the department’s Facebook post. And people commenting on the post commonly congratulated the department for a job well done. The mom and baby were not identified.  

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    I-96 ramp near Meijer HQ to close for 2 months

    WALKER, Mich. – The ramp from eastbound I-96 to Walker Avenue will close on Tuesday, September 5, for rebuilding and realignment. The ramp, just north of the two large office complexes that serve as headquarters for Meijer and Bissell, will be closed until November 17, says the Michigan Department of Transportation. The ramp closure is scheduled to take place at 6 a.m. on the first day of the project. MDOT’s recommended detour is to continue on eastbound I-96 to exit […]

  • Labor Day weekend will see higher gas prices, crowded highways

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — AAA of Michigan reports gas prices are averaging 2.45 a gallon for regular unleaded heading toward the Labor Day weekend, but gas prices at the pumps around West Michigan popped up Tuesday to a common price of 2.65, according to prices reported by drivers to the GasBuddy app. Oil inventories were already dropping before Harvey hit the Texas coast refineries, according to GasBuddy. That would naturally lead to higher gas prices down the supply line. AAA […]

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    More ramp closures in US-131 project

    CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. – The reconstruction of US-131 between 14 Mile and 17 Mile now spreads to more ramps. The exit and entrance ramps on northbound US-131 at 17 Mile will be closing. The exit ramp from northbound US-131 to 17 Mile will be closed from 3 p.m. Monday, August 28, to about noon Thursday, August 31. The entrance ramp from 17 Mile to northbound US-131 will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, to about noon Thursday, August 31. […]

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    Intersection at Lake Drive and Fuller closes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Traffic at Fuller Avenue and Lake Drive was already disrupted by the closure of Fuller Avenue south of Lake Drive for a week. Now the entire intersection is closed for two weeks. A notice from the city of Grand Rapids explains that work is being done on the traffic signal in addition to underground utility work by DTE. Right turns to Lake Drive are being permitted for traffic on Fuller Avenue. The recommended detour route for […]

  • M-6 westbound to close on Saturday

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A new phase of the reconstruction of M-6 in Kent and Ottawa counties will begin Saturday, August 26. The westbound side of the highway will be closed between Wilson Avenue and I-196. The eastbound lanes have been in the process of replacement since July 8, with the closure extending from eastbound I-196 to Byron Center Avenue. The ramps from Wilson Avenue to eastbound M-6 have been closed for several weeks. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, westbound […]