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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
  • Drivers can expect more lane closures as the to-do list grows for road crews

    More road maintenance is planned for West Michigan’s roads and bridges, so you will have more barrels to negotiate. Rogue River bridge in Rockford Lane closures on the 10 Mile bridge over the Rogue River Bridge repairs Through Oct. 18 I-96 in Ionia County Left lane closure on westbound I-96. Grand River Avenue to Keefer Hwy. Till noon on Thursday, 12 p.m. Concrete repairs. Nightly road work on M-44 Lane closures on M-44 Belding Road. Blakely Road to Ramsdell Drive. […]

  • New and returning road projects to watch for

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mondays in the road business means the start of new construction projects. Here’s what will pop up today: Returning: US-131 in the Rockford area Lane closure northbound US-131 from 10 Mile to 13 Mile. Daily 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. All lanes open for afternoon drive home. Ends Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m. Returning: I-96 in the Portland area Lane closure on westbound I-96 from Cutler Road to the Grand River. Round the clock. The workflow […]

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    There’s a wealth of changes and new road projects this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are not only a number of new road projects that begin this week, but there are changes in some existing road projects. We’ll start with the changes first: I-196 at I-96  Westbound I-196 still takes you to downtown Grand Rapids from the I-96 split after the East Beltline, but now downtown traffic is shifted into a single lane on the left that crosses over and uses part of the eastbound pavement until shifting back over to the […]

  • I-96 closure leads an active week of new road construction

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The closure of eastbound I-96 at Leonard Street may be top of mind for most drivers, but drivers on surface streets in Grand Rapids and Grandville and on M-66 in Ionia County should keep their heads up for construction surprises. The big new glitch is the closure of eastbound I-96 at Leonard Street. Watch the video to find out the reason for the closure. Closure could take place as early as midnight Sunday night and run […]

  • Eastbound I-96 in Grand Rapids closes Monday for 4 months

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The interchange realignment project at the junction of I-96, I-196, and the East Beltline will lead to the closure of eastbound I-96 beginning June 10. All traffic will exit at Leonard Street, with the ramp from Leonard Street to eastbound I-96 closing as well. The recommended detour runs where I-96 meets US-131, south on US-131 to I-196, then east to continue past the East Beltline. Most drivers will notice that part of the detour includes […]

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    New road projects begin after Memorial Day weekend

    More road crews will be getting busy all around West Michigan after the Memorial Day weekend. Here are the new projects that begin on freeways and state roads May 28: US-131 in Allegan County Nightly lane closures on US-131 northbound and southbound for resurfacing between the Kent/Allegan county line to just south of the Wayland exit. Scheduled hours of work will vary, depending on the day. Some weekend lane closures will last later into the daylight hours. May 29 – August 30. […]

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