NEW CANAAN — Runners can now race down the newly minted black eight-lane track or practice on Water Tower Turf Field 1, but will have to wait until warmer weather for the other two turf fields to be completely renovated.

Bob Spangler, member of the Town Fields Building Committee and the New Canaan Athletic Foundation, told the Board of Finance Nov. 14 that the track and fields would be “operational” in a month’s time.

While the track is fully operational, the snow storms in December complicated renovation efforts for Water Tower Turf Fields 2 and 3.

“Before the snow of the second weekend of December, we were two to three weeks from completion for the new fields,” Spangler said via email.

“The contractor will look to get as much done as they can yet in December but we are likely to not get finished until the weather warms up again. But again, we will only have a few weeks of work left to be done with Water Tower Turf Fields 2 and 3,” Spangler added.

New Canaan High School Athletic Director, Jay Egan said that Water Tower Turf Field 1 had been completed and in use since late October.

“The other two fields are ready for the turf but it will depend on the weather in order to start putting that down,” Egan said Wednesday.

The track, albeit operational, will not be fully renovated until next summer. Spangler had stated such at the Nov. 14 meeting with the Board of Finance.

Egan is preparing for the upcoming spring track season.

“We are set to host meets and will have finished the construction of the discus cage and shot put throwing area before that starts,” Egan said Wednesday.

A Benson 300 system, a high-grade performance surface, will be layered next summer. The track currently has a Benson 50 system which is used by many high schools throughout the country according to Spangler.

This is the latest update in a project originally scheduled for completion this summer. A partnership between the town and the New Canaan Athletic Foundation, a nonprofit that raised $545,000 in private funds, was initially estimated to cost around $4.8 million.

After surpassing its budget, the project was given an $800,000 cash injection with approval from the town council in late September.

The project will also see the construction of aluminum bleachers for attendees and possible addition of a water fountain for athletes.