The Government of Victoria in Australia will upgrade three high-risk intersections in Mildura, northwest.

Intersections of Calder Highway and Ontario Avenue, Etiwanda Avenue and Gordon Avenue and Campbell Avenue and McCracken Street will receive the safety upgrades.

Under the plan, the intersections will receive upgraded warning signs, rumble strips, guideposts and updated line-marking, as well as safety barriers and hazard markers.

Workers will equip additional signage and line-marking at the intersection of the Calder Highway and Ontario Avenue.

Installation of upgrades such as rumble strips, traffic islands and line-marking will take place at the other two intersections by next March.

The government said it selected these intersections for upgrades using data such as traffic volumes, crash history, poor visibility and concerns from the community regarding road safety.

Minister for Roads, Roads Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said: “We are working to keep all Victorians safe with some of the most significant road safety upgrades that the state has ever seen because everyone deserves to get home safely.

“We’re creating a more forgiving road network to better protect road users when a simple mistake or the unexpected happens.”

The upgrades are part of an A$25m programme, whereby more than 200 high speed, high-risk rural intersections will receive safety upgrades.

The upgrades of the 200 intersections will take place in two stages, from now to mid-2020.

Recently, the government approved plans to install automated and connected vehicle technology to detect crashes and near-misses.

The intersection of Williamstown Road and Somerville Road in Yarraville, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne will have the technology installed.