After years of continued growth, the city of Kannapolis celebrated 30 years of the streets department.

The Streets Department started in late 1988-89 with six employees after the city of Kannapolis took over more than 180 miles of streets of private and state roads.

Now, the department has grown to include 232 miles of streets, while also including providing stormwater, yard waste services and contracting garbage and recycling services.

James Waldroup and Oscar Hopkins have been with the department more than 20 years.