Emily Deason is a transportation engineer specialist at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a state-funded agency that maintains federal and state highways throughout Kentucky. The cabinet oversees the state’s more than 27,500 miles of roadway and regulates other areas of transportation, including 57 public airports, while helping local governments improve transportation infrastructure.
Deason became a full-time engineer with the cabinet in 2012. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles, most recently as the project manager for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project. The joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and KYTC will connect I-69 from Kentucky and Indiana, building a corridor between Henderson and Evansville and improving safety and cross-river mobility.
As project manager of Section 1, Deason manages the KYTC portion of the project in Henderson, overseeing construction and inspection work. That work includes extending I-69 by more than six miles and constructing several new interchanges with KY 351, US 41 and US 60.
Originally from McLean County, Deason attended the University of Kentucky for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and focused on transportation and construction. She currently lives in Owensboro.
To learn more about her and the work of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, visit transportation.ky.gov.