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Explanation: It sounds like this might be one of those temporary fences that they put up around contructions sites to keep people at a safe distance but not to really prevent entry for someone who wants to get in.
Explanation: When working on motorways or other roads in the vicinity of overhead power lines (and this happens more commonly than one might suppose), there are safety nets spread under tension across the road(s) so that in the event of a power-line failure, the live wire does not fall onto the carriageway.
I see no difference in this provision where cranes are at work in the vicinity.
David Moore Local time: 14:58 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 208