The airport was built in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar - a tiny peninsula is an area of 6, 8 square kilometers.
In the normal way the airport could not be placed on such a tiny territory.
It was finally decided to cross the runway and the busy Avenue Winston Churchill, which connects Gibraltar and Spain.
From an engineering point of view it is not very difficult, although the internal structure of the strip and the road differ greatly. Aircraft do not create significant inconvenience to motorists, if only because that fly there very rarely - a total of 30 flights per week, all in England and there. At the time of movement of the strip airport, two barrier briefly cover the movement of vehicles on both sides. On the Avenue is warning posters that say - reckless driving on the runway is harmful to health. So it is better to follow the signals and not scorcher.