A family representative says that Bill Paxton died Saturday at the age of 61. The statement says he died due to complications from surgery.
Relatives of the man shot by deputies say they don't know what started the confrontation with police.
The project will extend East Brannon Road from its current end at Lauderdale Drive in Jessamine County to connect to Tates Creek Road in Fayette County.
Joseph Smith, 31, now faces multiple charges, including attempted murder of a police officer.