Some 400 trees will be cleared along the 12-mile route to make room, a move that has riled some residents in affected neighborhoods. Museum officials
have pledged to replant double the number of chopped trees.
Associated Press writers Tom Verdin and Juliet Williams in Sacramento contributed to this report. Alicia Chang can be followed at http://twitter.com/SciWriAlicia
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