Winston Churchill Avenue, the only road that connects Gibraltar to Spain, happens to intersect with the Gibraltar Airport runway. Movable barricades close when an airplane lands or takes off and shuts down the road each time.
The government announced in 2009 that another road would be built and tunneled under the runway for 350 meters to fix the problem. The new road, a dual carriageway, will connect the customs checkpoint with Devil’s Tower Road.
In the meantime, can you imagine how scary it must be to just chill while a 747 just strolls by?