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 to be rebuilt and realigned in Three Rivers

    THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A two-year project to reconstruct US-131 in Three Rivers and realign the intersection with M-60 begins soon. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to concentrate efforts in 2019 around the section of US-131 where M-60 splits off and heads west towards Jones, Cassopolis and Niles. In addition, the intersection of US-131 and Hoffman Road will be reconfigured. Currently, the US-131/M-60 interchange has no signals, with eastbound M-60 swinging north to merge with 131. After work in […]

  • Gas prices this year have jumped the most in Michigan

    BOSTON — Gas prices in Michigan have risen the most in the country since the beginning of 2019, says GasBuddy, a company whose app that crowdsources gas prices reported by drivers across the country. Gas prices in West Michigan jumped on Tuesday to $2.85 a gallon for regular unleaded. The average price of gas in the state today is 75 cents higher than the lowest average price in 2019. “Excess inventory of winter gasoline paved the way for deep discounts […]

  • Attorney General issues consumer alert on towing services

    During the many years that I have lived in Michigan, all of my experiences with towing companies have been good, and my experiences run the gamut from crashes to flats to lockouts. But there was one incident in another state that was so horrible that I still get angry remembering the shabby treatment my family got retrieving our car after it had been towed. Today, the office of Michigan’s attorney general has issued a consumer alert about issues you might […]

  • High water continues to affect Kent County roads

    Here is the updated list of closed roads in Kent County: Summit (12 Mile Rd to 13 Mile Rd) 19 Mile Rd (Peach Ridge to Fruit Ridge) 7 Mile Rd (Dunn to Corrigan) 7 Mile Rd (Gavin Lake to Nugent) Shaner Ave (Coan to Grosvenor) Konkle & Jupiter – closed for water Shady Drive North of Knapp – closed for water Bailey Park & Purchase – closed for water Canright & Briggs – closed for water 4 Mile Rd & […]

  • MDOT changes plans for reconstruction of part of I-196

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The original plan to reconstruct I-196 between Fuller Avenue and I-96 this and next year has been tweaked. The original plan was to reconstruct the freeway between Fuller and I-96. The new plan is to rebuild the highway eastbound and westbound only between the Maryland Avenue overpass and I-96. The hope is that the new plan will lead to less disruption for drivers, MDOT spokesperson John Richard told FOX 17 Friday morning. The remainder of the […]

  • Many roads impassable in Kent County

    The list of impassable roads from the Kent County Road Commission is a long one this time: Summit (12 Mile Rd to 13 Mile Rd) Division Ave (11 Mile Rd to Fonger) 19 Mile Rd (Peach Ridge to Fruit Ridge) 21 Mile Rd (Red Pine to Albrecht) 20 Mile Rd (Red Pine to Albrecht) 16 Mile Rd (Algoma to Edgerton) 18 Mile Rd (White Creek to Simmons) Grosvenor (west of Ritchie dead end) Tisdel (19 Mile Rd to 20 Mile […]

  • Public meeting will offer answers to questions on I-96 construction

    PORTLAND, Mich. — Improvements are planned for nearly 10 miles of I-96 in Ionia County this year. If you have questions, the Michigan Department of Transportation has answers to offer during a public meeting. The $9.4 million project will include repairing and resurfacing of I-96 between Sunfield Road and the Ionia/Clinton county line. The Cutler Road bridge over the freeway will also be replaced. Meet with MDOT staff Thursday, March 21, 4-6 p.m., at Portland City Hall, 259 Kent Street, […]

  • I-196 project in Ottawa County to be subject of public meeting

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — The rough pavement on westbound I-196 between Grandville and Hudsonville will be replaced this construction season. The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to address issues related to the project on Wednesday, March 20. The construction will interrupt traffic on westbound I-196 from the Kent/Ottawa county line at the Kenowa Avenue overpass, not far from 44th Street. The project will reconstruct pavement to 32nd Avenue and will include improvements of the 22nd and 32nd […]

  • 3 Mile to be closed for 3 days

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Utility work related to apartment construction will result in the closure of 3 Mile Road just east of Fuller Avenue NE in Grand Rapids this week. The street will be closed between Fuller and Carlton Avenues from Wednesday 8 a.m. to Friday 4 p.m., March 13-15. The posted detour will be Aberdeen Street between Fuller and Dean Lake avenues.

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