Frostbite risk with Wind Chill Advisory tonight

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
  • Here’s how traffic will be affected by the region’s 2 biggest projects in 2019

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to close two freeways in the early weeks of the 2019 construction season in MDOT’s Grand Region. Both projects are in Grand Rapids. MDOT’s John Richard explained it all to FOX 17’s traffic reporter Robb Westaby on FOX 17 Morning News.

  • 2019 begins quiet on the road construction front

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The winter months are the quiet time for road construction, when closures are usually related to maintenance that cannot be delayed until warmer weather. With one notable exception, that’s the state of West Michigan’s roads at the moment. The exception to the winter rule is the continued closure to through traffic of Cottonwood Drive in Jenison between Baldwin Street and Bauer Road. The project could not be completed before the weather got too cold to lay […]

  • US-131 reconstruction in Algoma Twp nears completion

    ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — While the reconstruction of US-131 between 10 Mile and 14 Mile will not be fully complete until December 23, the Michigan Department of Transportation told FOX 17 this morning that both sides of the freeway are expected to be open sometime around noon Wednesday. The comes after the MDOT MiDrive page displayed a new completion date of December 23 with lane closures, with the ramps opening at noon Wednesday. The project completion date has been moved […]

  • Work underway on 96th Avenue bridge

    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Work began this week on the 96th Avenue bridge over the Macatwawa River in Zeeland Township, which was closed by the Ottawa County Road Commission due to damaged railing The OCRC posted pictures on its Facebook page showing repairs underway, which are mainly adding more robust guardrails. The detour to use is 84th Avenue between Adams Street and Ottogan Street. Work is expected to be done by the end of the week of December 24.

  • Triple lane closure in downtown Kalamazoo extended

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The reduction of W. Michigan Avenue to one lane for the removal of a crane has been extended through Monday, December 17. The closure of three lanes on the one-way street in downtown Kalamazoo began on December 10 and has caused traffic to back up on a regular basis. The crane was used in the construction of the new Exchange Building at 155 W. Michigan Avenue, scheduled to open for retail and apartment occupancy around mid-2019.

  • Tech Smart: Book with iPhone tips updated to iOS 12

  • Test: How does the 1-cent Whopper deal really work?

  • Two ramps in downtown Grand Rapids to close for the weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two different ramps on I-196 in downtown Grand Rapids will close this weekend. Both will be closed just for the weekend. First, the ramp from Ionia Avenue to westbound I-196 will be closed from Saturday, December 8, 7 a.m., to no later than Monday, December 10, 5 a.m. During that time, enter westbound I-196 at College Avenue or northbound US-131 from Pearl Street. The ramp from westbound I-196 to northbound US-131 will be closed from Saturday, […]

  • 96th Avenue in Zeeland Township closed due to damaged bridge

    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The 96th Avenue bridge over the Macatwawa River in Zeeland Township has been closed by the Ottawa County Road Commission. The OCRC reports damaged railing on the bridge. The detour to use is 84th Avenue between Adams Street and Ottogan Street. The closure will last until further notice.